About

When you Wage Hope at PurpleStride Orange County 2019, 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, 11/16/2019

  • 9 a.m. Registration

  • 10 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.


  • 10:45 a.m. 5K Walk Begins

Location Details


William Mason Regional Park - Shelter 5
18712 University Drive
Irvine, CA
92612


Want to train on the route before the event? We will post the route map here as we get closer to the event.

There is parking available within the park. Once the parking lot is full, overflow parking will be located at University High School.

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


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: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. PST
    Registration will still be available at packet pick-up and on event day.

  • Mail-In Registration: Friday, November 8, 2019
    Your mailed registration form must be received by this date in order to be processed for the event.

  • T-Shirt: Sunday, October 27, 2019 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 will post more information regarding packet pick-up as we get closer to the event.

Path of Heroes

Our Path of Heroes is designed to celebrate our pancreatic cancer survivors and memorialize those loved ones we've lost. Celebrations and memorials are displayed along the event village and route at PurpleStride.

Path of Heroes Instructions: The Path of Heroes is put together using a 12x12 scrapbook page. A high quality 5x7 photo works best, but we will try to work with any size. Please do not submit anything larger than 8x10. The narrative should be no more than one 8x11 typed page, or approximately 600 words. We don't make any changes in any way other than font size if need be. If possible, please use font size 12pt, single space, with font type Arial, Helvetia, Times New Roman or Verdana.

The narrative can be anything you want to say or share about your loved one. Some tell a story, some share a poem or song lyrics. The 12x12 is decorated, placed in a page protector and then mounted on a 18x24 white corrugated plastic sheet. The finished page is placed on an H frame stake and placed along the path. A lot of love is put into our Path of Heroes, we never throw them away or destroy them. After PurpleStride, they are put into an album. You are welcome to take them home with you, but if you let us keep them, they will be displayed each year.

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact Roberta Luna at rluna@pancanvolunteer.org.

The deadline to submit information is Friday, November 4, 2019.

Thank you for sharing your story with us, it is our honor to include them in our Path of Heroes and to put a face to pancreatic cancer.

Event Contact Information

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