When you Wage Hope at PurpleRideStride Minnesota 2018, the ride 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 to ride & stride with us!

Event Day Schedule

Saturday, 09/15/2018

  • 6:30 a.m. Registration Opens

  • 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. 30-mile Bikers Start

  • 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 8-mile Bikers Start

  • 10:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony

    The Event Ceremony highlights why it’s crucial to take action in this fight, from the words of a survivor or special guest.

  • 11 a.m. 5K/Family-Friendly Walk Starts

Location Details

Elm Creek Park
12400 James Deane Parkway
Maple Grove, MN

Want to train on the route before the event?
View the route map for the 5K and family-friendly walk.

If you will be riding, you can view the bike route map here.

Limited parking is available in lots in the park adjacent to the event village with unlimited parking available at Maple Grove High School, shuttles to the event are provided. Survivor/VIP parking is located near the event and has a private shuttle. Parking will be marked by signage in the park.
Please allow plenty of time to park and ride the shuttle from the high school to the event.

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 PurpleRideStride!
Please note: Stride courses may include off-road sections.

Registration Information

  • Participant Types
  • Pre-Event
  • Event Day
  • Participant Type:   Survivor
  • Pre-Event:   FREE
  • Event Day:   FREE
  • Participant Type:   Adult Untimed
  • Pre-Event:   $35
  • Event Day:   $40
  • Participant Type:   Youth Untimed
  • Pre-Event:   $15
  • Event Day:   $20
  • Participant Type:   Virtual Strider
  • Pre-Event:   FREE
  • Event Day:   N/A
  • Participant Type:   Volunteer
  • Pre-Event:   FREE
  • Event Day:   FREE

*Please note: When registering online as a Survivor, Adult Untimed, or Youth Untimed, you will be prompted to select the course length you will be participating in: 30-Mile Bike Rider, 8-Mile Bike Rider, 1 Mile Walker, 5K Runner, 5K Walker, or Not Applicable.

We recommend that each participant raise a minimum of $175.

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: Tues., September 11, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CST
    Registration will still be available at packet pick-up and on event day.

  • Mail-In Registration: Fri., September 7, 2018
    Your mailed registration form must be received by this date in order to be processed for the event.

  • T-Shirt: Sun., August 26, 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! We'll post more info here as we get closer to the event.

Special Guest


Award-winning journalist Camille Williams joined KARE 11 as the Weekend Anchor/Reporter in October 2015. Although not a Minnesota native, Camille feels at home as her husband, KARE 11 Sunrise Anchor Cory Hepola, is a native and she has family in the northwestern part of the state. Camille was born in Canada to Jamaican parents and is very proud of her heritage.

Camille is thrilled to call Minnesota home as her career has taken her across the country since 2007. She most recently worked in Houston, Texas, moving there from Austin, Texas. She has also worked in upstate New York and started her career in Panama City, Fla.

Her Mom passed away from pancreatic cancer in October 2012. All through life she watched her mother work hard to achieve her dreams whether it was through her education or her career. Watching her suffer through cancer treatments inspired her to run long distance races, to do the unthinkable and to never give up on her dreams.

Event Contact Information

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