frequently asked questions
Event Day Information
Sunday, September 22, 2013
4:00 p.m. - Registration
6:00 p.m. - Survivor Photo
6:45 p.m. - Program
7:15 p.m. - Walk
Between registration and the Walk itself, make sure to check out our mission/advocacy section, along with a kid's area, games, photo booth and more! You will also have time to purchase food, or for Champions for Cures, pick up your free food, T-shirt and balloons!
Find everything you need at Target Field from Champion for Cures T-Shirts to the Mission Area on this map!PARKING
The closest ramps to the open gates will be Ramp A or Ramp B. Standard event pricing does apply. There are also metered parking spaces available nearby.
Download a free Metro Transit pass for bus and light rail rides. Passes will only be valid from 7 am to 9 pm on Sunday, September 23. Please also visitwww.metrotransit.org for a trip planner to help determine your route! Weekend Light Rail work will be done by Sunday on Walk Weekend and will be fully functional for the day of the Walk.
Target Field Address:
1 Twins Way
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Visit Google Maps to find your way, or use the directions below:
From the East (St. Paul, Woodbury, Hudson)
Travel westbound on I-94 and exit on Olson Memorial Highway (Highway 55). Turn right (East) after exiting then another right onto North 7th Street (Highway 55). You will see Target Field on your left.
From the West (Wayzata, Litchfield, Willmar)
Travel East on I-394 and exit on either 6th Street North or 4th Street North. You will find yourself a couple blocks from Target Field and ample parking in ramps and surface lots in the area.
From the North (Forest Lake, Hinckley, Duluth)
Travel southbound on I-35 and follow I-35W at the divide. Merge onto I-94 West and exit on Olson Memorial Highway (Highway 55). Turn right (East) after exiting then another right onto North 7th Street (Highway 55). You will see Target Field on your left.
From the South (Lakeville, Owatonna, Albert Lea)
Travel northbound on I-35 and follow I-35W at the divide. Take the downtown exit and follow once it turns into 5th Ave S. Turn left at 7th Street S. and Target Field will be just beyond the Target Center and numerous parking ramps.
From the Northwest (Elk River, St. Cloud, Alexandria)
Travel eastbound on I-94 and exit on Olson Memorial Highway (Highway 55). Turn left (East) after exiting then another right onto North 7th Street (Highway 55). You will see Target Field on your left.
From the Southwest (Shakopee, St. Peter, Mankato)
Travel North on 169 and take I-394 East. Exit on either 6th Street North or 4th Street North. You will find yourself a couple blocks from Target Field and ample parking in ramps and surface lots in the area.
CHECK-IN & FUNDRAISING
Q: Is there a fundraising minimum?
No, there is no fundraising minimum to participate in the Walk. However, if you raise $100, you will become a "Champion for Cures" and receive a free T-Shirt, free food, and an illuminated balloon the night of the Walk!
**All survivors automatically receive Champions for Cures incentives.
Q: Where do I go when I get there? Do I need to check in?
All walkers need to check in if they did not stop by early check in at the LLS Office. Check
Q: What window should I go to?
Windows are open to all walkers, please visit the pre-registration table if you need help completing paperwork prior to getting into line.
Volunteers at the pre-registration table & ticket booth will have this info. Q: Do I have to raise a $100 by myself or as a team?
To receive the Champion for Cures benefits, you need to raise $100 individually.
Q: What about $1000 to be a VIP or the $2900 for Club 29?
Exactly like becoming a Champion For Cures, you will need to raise those amounts as an individual.
Q: What if I have people that want to come but they don?t want to walk?
They are still encouraged to check in and attend, but can just stay seated in the stands if they wish.
Q: Where will I find the rest of my team?
Team members that pre-registered will have the same seating assignment as you.
Q: Where do I get my free food?
Champion for Cures members can redeem their free food ticket in the Champions For Cures Area at Gate 34.
Q: Can I purchase food?
Yes, you can purchase food near Section 109. Note that food for purchase is separate from Champions for Cures food.
Q: Can I bring pets?
No, there are no pets allowed at Target Field.
Q: Where do I sit?
Designated seating will be emailed a few days before the Walk and also posted at the bottom of this FAQ page. There will also be signs up at Gate 29 for you to check.
Q: Can I use strollers and wheelchairs?
Yes, there are elevators along the Walk route.
Q: How long is the Walk?
About 2 miles.
Q: Is there elevator access for the Walk route?
Yes, there will be elevators between Sections 131 and 132 to get to the field, and an elevator near Section 103 to bring you back up to concourse level at the conclusion of the Walk.
Q: Will there be closing ceremonies?
No. The end of the walk will mark the completion of the event.
To turn in funds well in advance of the Walk, please mail checks to our Minnesota LLS Office:
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Minnesota Chapter Office
Attn: Light The Night
1711 Broadway St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
The Walk will be held rain or shine, but if extreme or unsafe conditions arise, this site will be updated by 3pm on the day of the walk to notify walkers in the event of a cancellation.