About

When you Wage Hope at PurpleRideStride Minnesota 2018, the road 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
55369


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.

Parking Information for PurpleRideStride

PurpleRideStride participant parking is designated by the event you are participating in. Following these guidelines will help us ensure that the park is accessible to the general public and will reduce traffic congestion in the park. Thank you for your understanding.

There is NO PurpleRideStride participant parking at Elm Creek Chalet.

30 mile riders:

Parking is available at the Zachary Square Park and Ride, located at Zachary Lane & 96th Avenue North in Maple Grove. From there, ride your bicycle an easy 1.3 miles to our registration area. There will be signage and police officers supporting traffic as well as a bike corral to check your bicycle after the ride while you enjoy our event ceremony. Additional parking is available at Maple Grove Senior High School - South Lot (MGSHS), located at 9800 Fernbrook Lane in Maple Grove. Shuttles will run continually throughout the day from the MGSHS overflow lot, starting at 7:30 a.m. Riders that park at the MGSHS lot, will first need to drop off their bikes/gear and friends/family at the Elm Creek Park main lot - shuttles do not accommodate bikes. Please allow extra time to ensure you are able to make your event starting time-frame. 30 mile rider starts are from 7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m.

8 mile riders:

Parking is available at the Elm Creek Park main lot. Once this lot is full, overflow parking is available at Maple Grove Senior High School - South Lot (MGSHS), located at 9800 Fernbrook Lane in Maple Grove. Shuttles will run continually throughout the day from the MGSHS overflow lot, starting at 7:30 a.m. Riders that park at the MGSHS lot, will first need to drop off their bikes/gear and friends/family at the Elm Creek Park main lot - shuttles do not accommodate bikes. Please allow extra time to ensure you are able to make your event starting time-frame. 8 mile rider starts are from 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Runners and Walkers:

Please proceed directly to the shuttle parking area at the Maple Grove Senior High School - South Lot (MGSHS), located at 9800 Fernbrook Lane in Maple Grove. There will be complimentary shuttles running continually throughout the day as they fill up bringing participants into the park. The 5K fun run/walk and the 1 mile family friendly run/walk will begin at 11 a.m.

Survivors:

There will be exclusive reserved parking for you adjacent to the main lot in Elm Creek Park. You will receive a parking voucher prior to event day to present upon entry. Be sure to arrive in time for our event ceremony at 10:30 a.m.!

Volunteers:

Please proceed directly to the shuttle parking area at the Maple Grove Senior High School - South Lot (MGSHS), located at 9800 Fernbrook Lane in Maple Grove. Shuttles will run continually throughout the day from the MGSHS overflow lot, starting at 7:30am.

IF your volunteer shift begins prior to 6:30am, please contact Volunteer Chair Anne Rosenberg at arosenberg@pancanvolunteer.org for alternative instructions. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your shift to ensure time for parking and shuttling.

If you would like to download this parking information, please click here.

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 noon 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! There will be two options for packet pickup outlined below:

  • Maple Grove Cycle
    13950 Grove Dr, Maple Grove, MN 55311
    3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

  • Best Buy Headquarters
    7601 Penn Ave S, Richfield, MN 55423
    2:30 p.m to 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2018.

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

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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.