AVON WALK FOR BREAST CANCER: SAN FRANCISCO
July 12 - 13, 2014
Walking from Fort Mason to Corte Madera Town Park and Back Again
The walk route to and from Fort Mason and the Wellness Village will weave through gorgeous neighborhoods like North Beach and Pacific Heights and will feature famous landmarks including Fisherman's Wharf, The Ferry Building, and The Presidio. You will walk across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, through Sausalito and the scenic countryside of Marin.
The route itself will be clearly marked with directional signage and other markings. This is how you will navigate the route during the event — by following the signs.
There is also a route support team called "the Sweep Team," which is available to help you while you are on the road between Quick Stops and Rest Stops. Overall, the route will take you through some of San Francisco's most beautiful neighborhoods, and is designed to be safe, fun, and interesting!
Special Route Information Specific to San Francisco
The Wellness Village at Corte Madera Town Park is more than 13.1 miles away from the Closing Ceremony at Fort Mason, which requires a slight shift from the traditional Avon Walk route mileage. Saturday’s route will be 23.8 miles and Sunday’s route will be 15.5 miles in order to keep the combined total mileage over the two days at 39.3 miles. This shift allows for the most scenic route as well as the most desirable locations for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and the Wellness Village. For Walkers wishing to walk 26.2 miles on Saturday, an optional 2.5 mile additional loop will be available to ensure the opportunity to walk a full marathon before arriving at the Wellness Village. On Sunday, a bus will be available at the 13.1 mile point to accommodate Walkers who would not like to walk the full 15.5 mile route. It is important to keep in mind that due to San Francisco city bus restrictions, Walkers will not be dropped-off at the finish line arch at the Closing Ceremony.
CEREMONIES - FORT MASON
Bay St. and Franklin St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
Opening: July 12, 2014 | Walker Arrival 5:30-6:00 AM | Ceremony Begins 6:30 AM
Closing: July 13, 2014 | Ceremony Begins at 2:30PM
No Overnight Parking is permitted near Fort Mason. Please arrange to be dropped-off, take a taxi, or take the shuttle from the Host Hotel. Fort Mason Center offers a limited amount of paid parking for friends and family. Fort Mason Center is located adjacent to the Ceremonies Site; the entrance is at Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard.
WELLNESS VILLAGE - CORTE MADERA TOWN PARK
Corte Madera Town Park
498 Tamalpais Dr
Corte Madera, CA 94925
We are thrilled to announce Corte Madera Town Park as our Wellness Village for the fourth year in a row. Nestled in the Marin countryside at the base of Mount Tamalpais, it is the perfect place to relax and celebrate your first day of walking.
Visitor parking near Corte Madera Town Park will be extremely limited. Please encourage friends and family to carpool if possible. Be sure to follow all posted street signs in the surrounding neighborhoods.
EVENT EVE, HOTEL & BOOKING
The Westin St. Francis Hotel San Francisco on Union Square
335 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Event Eve: July 11, 2014 from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
We have secured a room block with special Avon Walk participant rates for those who require overnight accommodations on Friday, July 11, 2014 or Saturday, July 12, 2014.
King rooms are available for $199 per night, plus tax.
Double rooms are available for $219 per night, plus tax.
This is the most convenient hotel to stay at, since it is the Event Eve host hotel.
Book by phone: Call (415) 397-7000
State that you would like to book a room that is part of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Room Block.
Reservations must be made by Saturday, June 7, 2014, to guarantee the special rate.
Here is a list of the best locations for friends and family to safely cheer you on along the route. Invite them to come and show their support for you as well as all of the other Walkers out there!
Friends & Family: Our Walkers can really use your energy and excitement throughout the weekend. Bring your Avon Walk flair, posters, music, etc. as this is your time to have fun while supporting a great cause! And please remember, to be a courteous neighbor and leave the Cheering Station as clean as you found it. Also be sure to obey all traffic and parking rules so we'll be invited back next year!
Thank you so much for walking with us this year! We look forward to seeing you out on the road!