When is the 2022 Sue's Crew 30-Mile Walk?
The next walk is Saturday, May 14, 2022 The walk is always scheduled for the second Saturday in May.
Where does the walk start and finish?
We will start and finish in the parking lot of White Mountain Drywall in the industrial park in Show Low. The address is 1520 E Commerce, Suite A, Show Low, AZ 85901. See Sue’s Crew Route Map here.
What time does the walk start?
Please arrive no later than 5 AM. We will take a group photo and enjoy a special opening ceremony. Walkers will receive a map, a list of contacts to call in case of any needs during the walk, a water bottle, and a protein bar. We will begin walking at 5:30 AM.
What is the walk's route?
Click here to see the Sue’s Crew route map. Each walker will receive a map at the beginning of the walk. We walk alongside Highways 60 & 260, and Show Low Lake Rd. It is very important that all participants walk on the left side of the road (against traffic) at all times. The half-way point is at Brown & Russo Insurance in Lakeside, where we will turn around and return to the finish line at White Mountain Drywall.
Are registrants required to walk the entire 30 miles?
No! Participants are encouraged to register and join us by raising awareness and funds, but them may walk at their own pace as far as they would like. You may walk 1 mile, 2 miles, 5 miles, 15 miles, 20 miles, 30 miles, or any number of miles in between. We encourage you to set goals for fundraising and distance and go for it! We believe that if you keep your reasons for participating in mind, you will surpass any goal you set for yourself.
How can I get back to my vehicle after the walk, or if I don’t walk the entire 30 miles?
The finish line for the walk is at the same location as the starting point. Walkers who complete the 30-mile walk will end up back at the place we started. For those who wish walk less than 30 miles, Sue’s Crew volunteer staff members will be available to give walkers a ride back to their vehicles at any point during the walk. Each walker will be given contact info for the staff members on the morning of the walk. These staff members will be patrolling the route and helping walkers with any needs they may have. Feel free to call them!
What is the fundraising requirement for each walker?
There is no minimum fundraising requirement. We encourage you to set your own fundraising goal, and then tell your friends, family members, coworkers, and acquaintances your reasons for walking. There is no minimum amount required for walkers to raise in order to participate in the walk. Walking 30 miles is not an easy feet and neither is fighting cancer! As you are getting ready for the walk, remember why we are walking. Ask others to sponsor you with a flat amount, or pledge an amount per mile. Keep in mind that our goal is to help as many people as possible, as much as possible, by raising as much money as possible.
How much money does Sue's Crew make?
We anticipate 300 registrants for the walk this year! If each walker raises an average of $500, we will be able to donate $50,000 to each of our beneficiaries, for a total $150,000! That is a very obtainable goal, and we can do it! All we need is to believe in ourselves and remember why we walk!
What percent of the money raised by walkers is spent on advertising, refreshments, portable toilets, and entertainment for the Sue’s Crew walk?
0%, None, Zero, Zilch! Every dollar raised is donated to Summit Healthcare Cancer Center, and the American Cancer Society. The generous people and businesses of the White Mountain Community make this possible by donating their time, talents, and resources.
Where does the money raised go?
100% of the funds raised are donated to our three beneficiaries
- Summit Healthcare Cancer Center
- American Cancer Society of the White Mountains
- American Cancer Society of Cumberland, Maryland
Do I need to bring my own water and snacks?
You are welcome to bring your own water and snacks. There will also be refreshment stations at the beginning, half-way point, and several points along the route. Items offered at the stations will include water, power drinks, protein bars, fruit, and other options. You may refill your own personal water bottles or hydration packs at these stations.
How long does it take to walk 30 miles?
The average human walking speed is three miles per hour. At that rate, it would take 10 hours to walk 30 miles. Considering breaks taken to stretch, drink, eat, and use the restroom, past walks have been completed by walkers in about 10 to 13 hours.
Will there be places to use the restroom during the walk?
Yes! There will be at least one portable toilet located every three miles along the route. In addition, there are several businesses along the route that welcome walkers.
Will the walk be canceled if the weather is bad on the day of the event?
No! Cancer affects us without regard to the weather, and we will fight back with our 30-mile walk whether it’s sunny and warm, cloudy and cold, wet and windy, snowing and blowing…you get the idea. We are in it to end it, rain or shine! (See the past event photos on our Facebook page for proof).
Are there tips available to help me prepare for the Sue’s Crew 30-Mile Walk?
Yes! Please check out www.marathonwalking.com for excellent tips on preparing for a long walk. You will find answers to many FAQs from choosing shoes to stretching to preventing shin pain and blisters. It is a very resourceful site!
How can I stay up-to-date on Sue’s Crew news and events leading up to the walk?
We have scheduled training walks, fundraising events, and meetings before the event. We like to share Sue’s Crew related news as the walk draws near.
There are three primary ways to stay informed.
- Check the Sue’s Crew website at www.suescrew.org, and click on Calendar of Events.
- Follow the Sue’s Crew Annual 30-Mile Walk Facebook page.
- Check your email! If you’re registered for the walk, you will receive regular emails from Sue’s Crew. If you are not receiving emails, please check your junk mail folder and move any emails from Sue’s Crew to your inbox. If you are not registered, but would like to be on the Sue’s Crew email list, just enter your name and email address in the form on the Contact Us page.
I am unable/uninterested in walking, but would like to participate in other ways. What can I do?
Volunteers are needed to help with event details both before and during the event. Please contact us if you would like to help!
Who should I contact if I have other questions?
Complete the form on our Contact Us page.