About

When you Wage Hope at PurpleStride New York City 2018, 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!

Event Day Schedule

Saturday, 04/14/2018

  • 8:00 a.m. Registration

  • 9:15 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.


  • 10:00 a.m. 5K Run/Walk Begins

Location Details


Prospect Park

Brooklyn, NY
11225

Find directions to the venue here.

Click on the map icon below to view a full venue map with entrance and accessibility directions.

PS18 NYC Venue Map

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

Reserve Discounted Parking:

We recommend reserving parking in advance with SpotHero, a parking reservation service that connects drivers to discounted, convenient parking!

Visit the official PurpleStride New York City Parking Page to find and reserve a convenient parking spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up. Book now and your space at the chosen facility is 100% guaranteed!



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Access Points:

*Please note that some entrances may be up to half a mile away from the event village. For those in need of ADA assistance, please see the ADA access info below the list.

Vincent E. Brunton Way at Prospect Park Southwest* - closest access bus, van, or car drop off point

*Subway stop if using F or G Train (15th St - Prospect Park) - walk along Prospect Park Southwest (yellow highlight on map) to Vincent E. Brunton Way at Prospect Avenue
Prospect Park West at 9th street - access point if using F or G Train - 7th Ave
Ocean Avenue at Lincoln RD - access point* if using Q, S, or B train
Flatbush Ave at Ocean Ave - access point* if using Q, S, or B train

ADA Access:

Wheelchairs will be provided by volunteers for those in need of assistance at the entrance to Prospect Park on Prospect Park Southwest at Vincent E. Brunton Way.

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 Timed
  • Pre-Event:   $30
  • Event Day:   $35
  • Participant Type:   Adult Untimed
  • Pre-Event:   $25
  • Event Day:   $30
  • Participant Type:   Youth Timed
  • Pre-Event:   $15
  • Event Day:   $20
  • 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


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.

  • If you want to register by mail, download this form.

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

  • Online Registration: Wed., April 11, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST
    Registration will still be available at packet pick-up and on event day.

  • Mail-In Registration: Friday, April 6
    Your mailed registration form must be received by this date in order to be processed for the event.

  • T-Shirt: Sun., March 25, 2018 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!

  • JackRabbit
    (1051 3rd Ave., New York City, NY, 10065)
    Thursday, April 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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!

Anyone attending Packet Pickup will receive 10% off of any purchase of a full-priced product (excluding electronics) that day at JackRabbit (1051 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10065).

Special Guests

Ron Claiborne is the news anchor for ABC News' weekend edition of "Good Morning America." Claiborne joined ABC News in 1986. In addition to his news anchor duties, he is a general assignment correspondent based in New York, reporting for "World News with David Muir," "Good Morning America" and “Nightline.”

Claiborne has previously worked for ABC News in its Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami and Boston bureaus. He has also covered international stories in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf, China, South America, Africa and Europe,including the resignation of Pope Benedict and selection of Pope Francis and the death of Nelson Mandela. He also covered three presidential campaigns and Hurricane Katrina. Prior to joining ABC News, he was a reporter at WNYW-TV, New York Daily News and United Press International.

His volunteer activities include teaching and tutoring at Duke University’s summer program for pre-med students, Harlem Educational Activities Fund, and the Posse Foundation.

Claiborne received an MS in journalism in 1975 from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He received a BA in psychology from Yale University in 1974. He is a native of San Francisco, Calif., and grew up in Oakland, Calif., and Los Angeles.

Erin Willett brings her raw energy to New York City by way of Gaithersburg, Maryland. With the musical influence of her father, a member of the 1960’s band The Newports, Erin has music in her blood. Growing up in the 90s, pop records constantly rotated in her walkman. Every Sunday her outlet for music was church choir, were she became enamored with gospel singers and soul performers. This vocal ability combined with fascination from the performances of her brother’s punk bands, produced a powerful performance style that is all her own.

During season 2, Erin became a semi-finalist on NBC’s hit show The Voice. Known for her powerhouse vocals and infectious spirit, she became one of the final two contestants on Blake Shelton’s team. Following the show, she released her self-titled debut EP which is available on iTunes. Erin has also opened for notable acts including Twenty One Pilots, Adam Lambert,and Third Eye Blind.

She continues to give back as an Influencer of Hope for The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network; an organization fighting the disease that took her fathers life in 2011. Along with songwriters Liz Russo and Tova Litvin, she helped co-write and performed the soon to be released Anthem of Hope for PanCan.

As a fan and supporter of local music Erin created #BurgerJam at Umami Burger Williamsburg in 2015. She hosted and coordinated a weekly live music night aimed to be a creative outlet for singers and songwriters in the New York area.

In the fall of 2015 Willett would go on to compete in Season 17 of NBC’s The Biggest Loser. During the airing of the show Yahoo.com exclusively premiered her single “Out of the Darkness” chronicling her struggle with depression and self discovery. At the Live Finale Erin lost an astonishing 87 Pounds and the following day Billboard.com exclusively premiered the music video for the single.

Erin brings her eccentric, jubilant attitude to the radio waves and can be heard on a number of Entercom stations throughout the east coast as a on-air personailty. She currently fills-in on morning shows such as WIAD’s The Tommy Show, WNEW’s The Karen & Jeffrey Show, and WCBS FM Scott Shannon in the Morning.

In 2018, Erin will continue to conquer new territory as she will be hosting her own podcast, as well as continue releasing new music. Her new single “Try” is set for a spring 2018 debut.

For upcoming shows, merchandise, and content about Erin head to WWW.ERINWILLETT.COM.

Event Contact Information

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