News & FAQ
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.
How can I participate in Tour de Cure?
New! 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.
Question: What do I
do if I want to change my route selection for the Tour de Cure?
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
START/FINISH: Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding St, Columbia, SC 29201
Check Out the 2017 Tour de Cure Routes Printable maps with cue sheets can be downloaded here. Access MapMyRide routes & more information for the 65 Mile, 35 Mile, 15 Mile, 5K.
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. Please go to the Event Information page to learn more.
Is there parking?
Parking is available in several parking lots near the Robert Mills House and will be marked with Tour de Cure Parking Signs (100+ parking spots available one block away at the Richland County District Parking Lot - 1616 Richland St, Columbia, SC 29201). All Champions will be email their parking pass which will give you access to the Champion Parking Lot located off Henderson St.
For more information please visit our FAQ Page, where we have all the latest details! You can also check out the main site at http://diabetes.org/sctourdecure. If you still have questions or need help with registration, please reach out to Mary Beth King.
Are there hotels where I can stay?
Yes! Please go to Hotel Engine to book your room today. Hotel Engine has partnered with the ADA and a portion of your room rate goes right back to our mission.
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.
How can I see who is on my team?
Login to your Tour de Cure Participant Center using your User name and Password. Click on "Team Progress"; this will allow you to view your team roster and the amounts raised by each team member.
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.
General Online Info
I forgot my User name and Password.
Remember that your user name and password are case sensitive. Click here to find your password. You will receive an email with your user name and password. If you still have problems, please contact the local staff for help.
How do I change my User name and/or Password?
First, login to your Tour de Cure Participant Center using your user name and password. Once logged in you navigate to the far right and under your name you will see a link “My Profile." Once in your profile, you will be able to change your contact information, email address, user name and password. All changes will be made to your account immediately. There is no need to sign in again.
How do I unsubscribe from email?
You can update your preferences in your profile. Towards the bottom of each email message, there is a link stating, "Click Here to Unsubscribe." Click this link to unsubscribe or update other preferences.
What is a Personal Fundraising Page?
A Personal Page is your own webpage and is a great way to tell your donors why you have joined the Tour de Cure. Once you sign up for an event online you will automatically have a Personal Page created for you and the link is sent to you. You have the option of personalizing this page by going to your Tour de Cure Participant Center . You will be able to customize images and video, text and the style/color of your Web page layout.
How do I change my personal fundraising goal?
First, you will need to login to your Tour de Cure Participant Center . Just below your progress bar you will see a link to enter your new goal.
How can I see who has donated to me?
Login to your Tour de Cure Participant Center using your user name and password. Click on "Progress"; this will allow you to view your donor list and their donation amounts.
What is the difference between making my Personal Page private or public?
By default, a Personal Page is Public, meaning your name will appear in the participant search list available to online donors. Anyone accessing the site will be able to support you.
Setting your Personal Page to Private means your name will not appear in the participant search list. Only people you invite by giving them your Personal Page URL will be able to support you.
Handling Checks and Cash Donations
How can I enter checks or cash gifts into my ONLINE Gifts Summary?
First, login to your Tour de Cure Participant Center using your user name and password. Click the Enter Offline Gifts box. Enter the information and be sure to click "Save." Note the offline gifts have to be entered manually to be included in your total.
Where can I find a receipt I can print and give my donors who give me a small cash donation?
If you need to give a receipt for a small cash donation, please print, cut and fill out one of the receipts in this downloadable document (Adobe PDF file).