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5K Virtual Walk/Runner Registration - October 2016 Closed

Weren't able to make it in person? Run or walk the distance on any course in the world!

  1. $25.00
    Oct 1 - Nov 1

7th Annual Stepping Towards the Cure 5K Run/Walk

Seven years and counting! Help us continue this amazing journey that began with being the first 5K dedicated to raising awareness of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). This family friendly event held in both Northern and Southern California raises funds to benefit the Triple Step Community Resource Program, which assists women diagnosed with TNBC in their transition from patients to survivors. So please join us (and bring yourfriends!) for an exciting day of fitness, food, and fun as we 'Step Out' to support communities affected by this disease.

Stepping Towards the Cure Virtual 5K Run/Walk

We really would like everyone to be a part of the fun. However, we realize that many of you are unable to make it to either of our two California locations. So we decided to bring the party to YOU with the addition of our Stepping Towards the Cure Virtual 5K Run/Walk!

That's right.  Step at home. Wherever you are in the States or the world for that can still be a part of this special event. Simply register for either of the two 5K dates - October 2nd or October 22nd.  Then choose your 5K route and walk or run with us in spirit on that date.  Bring along a few friends or organize your entire neighborhood to Step Out with you.  And don't forget...running on the treadmill in the gym counts too!  

Once you have finished, post a photo(s) of you with your bib number to Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram so that we can see all the beautiful places where folks are running and walking. Be sure to post photos using the event hashtags #TripleStep4Cure #TripleStep5K #Stepping2TheCure #StampOutTNBC and #STC2016.  Virtural participants will receive an official Walk T-shirt once we receive confirmation of your participation.


Directions, Course Map & Parking

Lake Merritt Course Information
Sunday, October 2, 2016 
Driving Directions

From Marin, Richmond:

  • Take 80 West to 580 East (toward Hayward).

From San Francisco:

  • Take the Bay Bridge to 580 East (toward Hayward).
From Walnut Creek: Take 24 through the Caldecott Tunnel to 580 East (toward Hayward).

From Berkeley:

  • Take 580 East (toward Hayward)

From 580 East:

  • Take the Harrison Street exit in Oakland and turn right onto Harrison.
  • Turn left at Grand Avenue.
  • Turn to the right and park.


From Hayward, San Leandro, or Pleasanton:

  • Take 580 West to the MacArthur/Harrison exit in Oakland.
  • Turn left on Harrison and left on Grand Avenue.
  • Turn right and park. 

From San Jose, Hayward, or Fremont:

  • Take 880 North to the Oak Street exit in Oakland.
  • Turn right on Oak, which becomes Lakeside Drive
  • Turn right on Grand Avenue.
  • Turn left and park.

*Note: Children's Fairyland will be to the right and should serve as a landmark to let you know you are in the right area.

**The bandstand is located down the hill from the parking area. Look for the balloon arch.

***Parking is available in the lot next to Children's Fairyland for $5.00; metered parking (which is free on Sundays) is also available on the streets surrounding Lake Merritt.

Public Transportation:


  • Get off at the 19th Street station.
  • Take the 20th Street stairway to street level.
  • Walk on 20th Street to Harrison Street. Turn left on Harrison.
  • Turn right on Grand Avenue.
  • Follow signs for Walk.

On AC Transit

Take the #12 bus from the 19th Street BART station to Children's Fairyland.

Alondra Park Course Information
Saturday, October 22, 2016 

Driving Directions

From Santa Monica/West Los Angeles areas:

  • Take the I-405 S FreewayTake Inglewood Avenue exit
  • Turn left onto Manhattan Beach Blvd.
  • Turn Right.  Park will be on the left.

From Pasadena & Downtown Los Angeles:

  • Take the I-110 Freeway
  • Take the Redondo Beach Blvd. exit
  • Turn right onto W Redondo Beach Blvd.
  • Turn right into Van Ness Avenue
  • Take the 1st left onto Manhattan Beach Blvd.
  • Turn left.  Park will be on the left.

From East Los Angeles:

  • Take the I-710 S Freeway/Long Beach Fwy.
  • Take the CA-91 W exit
  • Turn right onto CA-91 W
  • Continue onto W Artesia Blvd.
  • Turn right onto Crenshaw Blvd.
  • Turn left onto Manhattan Beach Blvd.
  • Turn left.  Park will be on the left.

From Long Beach area:

  • Take I-405 N Freeway
  • Take the CA-47/Hawthorne Blvd. exit toward Lawndale
  • Turn right onto Hawthorn Blvd. 
  • Take 3rd right onto Manhattan Beach Blvd.
  • Turn Right.  Park will be on the left.

*Free Parking is available in the front lots adjacent to Alondra Park as well as on the street in the surrounding areas.

Highlights from Previous Events

Check out the fun from previous years!

Event Schedule

  • November 1 8:00 AM PDT - Grab a friend or three and take a 5K walk or run in your favorite spot!

Contact Information

Event Location

Oakland & Lawndale, California

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