What is Tour de Cure?
Tour de Cure is the American Diabetes Association's signature fundraising event. With strong support from the business community including sponsorship and corporate teams, the events raise funds for research, advocacy, programs and education. Learn about starting a team here.
What’s new in the Tour de Cure?
You can choose to ride, run or walk in the Tour de Cure. The Tour de Cure was expanded to include more people in our community who want to support those living with diabetes. You can start or join a team or participate as an individual. Members of a team do not have to choose the same activity or route. Take your first step and register today
What is involved in participating in Tour de Cure?
Participants register and recruit friends, family and co-workers to join them or to ask for support with fundraising. Event day is a party to celebrate the fundraising accomplishments of the teams and individual participants as well as an opportunity to promote awareness about diabetes and the American Diabetes Association.
I see this event has a fundraising minimum. Can I still participate if I don’t raise that amount?
No. The American Diabetes Association is a non-profit organization with a mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. That mission creates an imperative and constantly growing need for programs offered by the Association.
For raising the minimum fundraising goal or more, you will be offered a fantastic event that is fully supported with SAG (Support And Gear), bike mechanic support, medical personnel, well-marked routes, fully stocked rest stops, an event t-shirt, meal after your ride or run or walk, extra perks and much more!
Can my child participate with me?
Yes, but you or an appointed adult guardian must remain with the minor (under age 18) at all times. If participating, the minor is also responsible for fundraising and is required to wear a helmet, if riding. Please use your best judgment based on the skill and maturity level of your child. If riding, we strongly recommend that prior to the Tour you enroll your children in a Road One course offered for families by your local chapter of the League of American Bicyclists. This will teach him or her the importance of riding on the side of the road and they will learn valuable skills for riding with other cyclists in traffic. Children who are in strollers or bike carriers need not be registered and are not required to meet any fundraising minimum, but you will have to fill out an Emergency Information Form for them at registration.
Can non-registered friends and family participate in the finish line festivities?
Friends and family members are welcome and encouraged to join you at the finish line! There will be activities on site they may want to join as well. Keep in mind that the lunch that is served is for participants and volunteers only and they may be required to pay for lunch.
What is the distance of a route?
There are route lengths based on the activity you choose. From the avid cyclist to the family walking with children, there is a choice you will love. Each local event is unique so make sure you search for the closest event to you and learn about all the routes and activities on event day.
How many people form a team?
The more the merrier! Teams should strive to include five or more individuals. There is no limit as to how large a team can be. The Tour is better than ever and is offering a ride, run or a walk choice so now your team can have team members that enjoy any of these activities.
Why be a part of a team if the fundraising minimums are individual?
Teams have more fun! They compete with other teams and they can earn team tents to hang out in during the festival and much more. Many teams do extra things like team training rides or runs, team shirts or jerseys and team fundraising. Company teams are a great way to create camaraderie among employees while getting healthy and creating a presence in the community.
Can my company team include more than employees?
Yes! Successful company teams enroll not only employees, but family, friends, associates, clients, vendors, etc. The team is for everyone connected to your company in some way. Check with your employer as to whether there are any restrictions. Also, check with your employer about whether matching gifts might be available for team participants.
Is my information secure?
Information security is our priority. Our online system has been designed to protect your information. It uses industry-standard SSL encryption techniques to make sure your credit card information, passwords and personal information travel securely over the Internet. We have also installed an encryption engine on our database server so your data is securely stored.
How is my credit card information handled?
Credit card information is not stored in our database. During the donation process, we send your credit card information to an online processing terminal using a secure connection. The information passed back is an approval or denial for the credit card donation.
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How do I fundraise for the event?
Once you are registered you will be given access to a participant center which will be your fundraising hub. You can update your personal fundraising page with a photo and personal story, send email messages upload the Facebook app and more. We are here to help you reach your fundraising goals!