Fourth Annual “Stepping Towards the Cure®” 5k Fun Run & Walk

Join us for the Fourth Annual "Stepping Towards the Cure®" 5K Run/Walk as we Step Out to promote awareness of triple negative breast cancer and support our survivors!

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Event Information

Sunday, September 15, 2013
Lakeside Park (near bandstand)
Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA

Saturday, October 5, 2013
Alondra Park
3850 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Lawndale, CA 90260

Registration: $ 25.00

Event Schedule
7:00 a.m. Registration Opens
7:30 a.m. Wellness Expo/Vendors Open
8:00 a.m. Welcome & Opening Ceremony
8:20 a.m. 5K Warm Up
8:30 a.m. 5K Begins
11:30 a.m. Awards & Closing Ceremony

The Fourth Annual Stepping Towards the Cure® 5K Run/Walk is a great way to support an important cause and there is fun for the whole family. Our Wellness Expo feature music, activities, food, information booths and more!

Directions, Course Map & Parking Information

Oakland Walk
Course Map

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Driving Directions

From Marin, Richmond:

  • Take 80 West to 580 East (toward Hayward).

From San Francisco::

  • Take the Bay Bridge to 580 East (toward Hayward).‚Ä®From Walnut Creek: Take 24 through the Caldecott Tunnel to 580 East (toward Hayward).

From Berkeley:

  • ake 580 East (toward Hayward)

From 580 East:

  • Take the Harrison Street exit in Oakland and turn right onto Harrison.
  • Turn left at Grand Avenue.
  • Turn to the right and park.

From Hayward, San Leandro, or Pleasanton:

  • Take 580 West to the MacArthur/Harrison exit in Oakland.
  • Turn left on Harrison and left on Grand Avenue.
  • Turn right and park.

From San Jose, Hayward, or Fremont:

  • Take 880 North to the Oak Street exit in Oakland.
  • Turn right on Oak, which becomes Lakeside Drive
  • Turn right on Grand Avenue.
  • Turn left and park.

*Note: Children's Fairyland will be to the right and should serve as a landmark to let you know you are in the right area.

**The bandstand is located down the hill from the parking area. Look for the balloon arch.

***Parking is available in the lot next to Children's Fairyland for $5.00; metered parking (which is free on Sundays) is also available on the streets surrounding Lake Merritt.

Public Transportation:


  • Get off at the 19th Street station.
  • Take the 20th Street stairway to street level.
  • Walk on 20th Street to Harrison Street. Turn left on Harrison.
  • Turn right on Grand Avenue.
  • Follow signs for Walk.

On AC Transit

Take the #12 bus from the 19th Street BART station to Children's Fairyland.

Lawndale Walk Information
Course Map
Aladora Park Course Map
Driving Directions

From Santa Monica/West Los Angeles areas:

  • Take the I-405 S Freeway
  • Take Inglewood Avenue exit
  • Turn left onto Manhattan Beach Blvd.
  • Turn Right. Park will be on the left.

From Pasadena & Downtown Los Angeles:

  • Take the I-110 Freeway
  • Take the Redondo Beach Blvd. exit
  • Turn right onto W Redondo Beach Blvd.
  • Turn right into Van Ness Avenue
  • Take the 1st left onto Manhattan Beach Blvd.
  • Turn left. Park will be on the left.

From East Los Angeles:

  • Take the I-710 S Freeway/Long Beach Fwy
  • Take the CA-91 W exit
  • Turn right onto CA-91 W
  • Continue onto W Artesia Blvd.
  • Turn right onto Crenshaw Blvd.
  • Turn left onto Manhattan Beach Blvd.
  • Turn left. Park will be on the left.

From Long Beach area:

  • Take I-405 N Freeway
  • Take the CA-47/Hawthorne Blvd. exit toward Lawndale
  • Turn right onto Hawthorn Blvd.
  • Take 3rd right onto Manhattan Beach Blvd.
  • Turn Right. Park will be on the left.

*Free Parking is available in the front lots adjacent to Alondra Park as well as on the street in the surrounding areas.

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