About

When you Wage Hope at PurpleStride Boston 2017, the walk to end pancreatic cancer, you join a vibrant community of survivors, impacted families, loved ones, researchers and advocates committed to rewriting the future of this deadly disease. Your fundraising and participation directly funds efforts to help patients and families. Come out and stride with us!

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Event Day Schedule

Sunday, 11/05/2017

  • 10:00 a.m. Registration

  • 11:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies

    The Opening Ceremonies highlight why it’s crucial to take action in this fight, from the words of a survivor or special guest.


  • 11:30 a.m. 1-Mile Walk Begins

Location Details


Boston Common - Parkman Bandstand
131 Tremont St
Boston, MA
02111


Want to train on the route before the event? View the map for this walk.

Boston Common Parking Garage
Zero Charles Street
Boston, MA 02116
For driving directions to Boston Common and the parking garage, click here.

Please visit the following website for the most up-to-date Weekend Rate parking fees*. Click here to view.
*Please note that prices are subject to change.

1 to 3 hours $14
Over 3 hours (until 8 a.m.) $18

Cash or card is accepted. Enter after 6 a.m. on Saturday or Sunday and exit by 8 a.m. the next morning.
**Due to limited number of spaces in the Boston Common Parking Garage, we recommend that participants carpool or take public transportaion.

Public Transportation Options
The following metro lines run and have stations in proximity to the venue:

  • MBTA - Green Line - exit Park Street or Boylston Stations
  • MBTA - Red Line - exit Park Street Station
  • MBTA Silver Line - exit Boylston Street Station

We love animals just as much as you do! However, due to safety and liability reasons, pets are unfortunately not allowed at Pancreatic Cancer Action Network events. Service animals are, of course, welcome.

Strollers and wheelchairs are absolutely welcome at PurpleStride!

Registration Information

  • Participant Types
  • Pre-Event
  • Event Day
  • Participant Type:   Survivor
  • Pre-Event:   FREE
  • Event Day:   FREE
  • Participant Type:   Adult Untimed
  • Pre-Event:   $25
  • Event Day:   $30
  • Participant Type:   Youth Untimed
  • Pre-Event:   $10
  • Event Day:   $15
  • Participant Type:   Virtual Strider
  • Pre-Event:   FREE
  • Event Day:   N/A
  • Participant Type:   Volunteer
  • Pre-Event:   FREE
  • Event Day:   FREE


Click here (PDF) to download the event registration form.

A few things to keep in mind:
  • Youth registration is for children ages 3-12. Children ages 2 and younger are not required to register.

  • Your registration fee will count toward your personal fundraising goal, and you’ll receive an email including your registration confirmation and tax information. Please note that registration fees are not tax-deductible.

Register by the dates listed below in order to secure these benefits.

  • Online Registration: Wed., November 1, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST
    Registration will still be available at packet pick-up and on event day.

  • Mail-In Registration: Fri., October 27, 2017
    Your mailed registration form must be received by this date in order to be processed for the event.

  • T-Shirt: Sun., October 15, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. PST
    Registration must be processed by this date in order to guarantee an event T-shirt.

Packet Pickup

Beat the lines on event day by picking up your T-shirt at packet pick-up. Registration prices increase on event day, so make sure to invite friends and family to register at this time if they haven’t already done so!


Are you a Captain of a team with five or more members who’d like to pick up packets for your entire team? RSVP in advance so that you get your materials quicker at packet pick-up. If you decide to pick up for your entire team (please, no partial team pick-ups), make sure to let each member know so that there isn’t any confusion!

Special Guest

Emmy Award winning journalist Erika Tarantal joined WCVB Channel 5 as an anchor and reporter for NewsCenter 5 in February 2014. Tarantal co-anchors WCVB’s Midday news at noon. She is also a contributing reporter for WCVB’s award-winning local news magazine, Chronicle.

Tarantal comes to WCVB from News 4 New York, NBC’s flagship station in New York City, where she anchored the weekend newscast and also was a primary fill-in co-anchor for WNBC’s weekday morning newscast, “Today in New York.” She has reported on major stories ranging from the death of Pope John Paul II and the election of Pope Benedict to hours of coverage during Superstorm Sandy and the tragic shootings in Newtown, CT.

Tarantal joined News 4 New York as a general assignment reporter in December 2007. Prior to joining NBC4, Tarantal served as a general assignment reporter at WVIT-TV in Hartford, CT beginning in October 2005. Prior to that, Tarantal rose through the ranks at News 12 in the Bronx where she started as a general assignment reporter before being promoted to anchor of the station’s weekday morning newscast. Tarantal also served as a production assistant at WHDH-TV in Boston. Before beginning her career in broadcasting, Tarantal was a paralegal for the Office of the Attorney General in Boston.

Tarantal graduated from Connecticut College where she earned a bachelor’s degree in government.

Event Contact Information

Still have questions or want to find out more? We’re here to help! Contact the appropriate individuals below.