We'll see you on July 28!
We look forward to celebrating our Living Red Participants (riders,
runner, and walkers with type 1 or type 2 diabetes), Champions
(participants who raised $1,000 or more) and all our teams and
participants on July 28! Tour de Cure is a celebration of
your hard work and dedication in the fight to end diabetes and all its
Below you will find all the information you need to know about what to expect on event day.
Reminder: All participants must raise the
fundraising minimum of $200 for adults and $50 for kids 12 and
under, in order to participate on event day. Participants who are living
with diabetes must meet the minimum in order to receive their Red
Apparel item. Cash, checks, or credit card donations will be accepted at
the registration tent on the day of the event.
Madison Tour de Cure
American Family Corporate HQ
6000 American Parkway, Madison, WI, 53783
Weather: Diabetes doesn't stop for bad weather and neither does the Tour de Cure - WE RIDE, RUN, & WALK RAIN OR SHINE! Please check the forecast and dress and pack accordingly.
Parking: When you arrive, please follow the instructions of our parking volunteers to ensure everyone's safety. There is plenty of parking on-site for all participants, volunteers, and supporters. View parking map here.
Routes: Whether short or long, each route is fully supported with rest stops, SAG vehicles and more.This year, there are 5 cycling routes (63 miles, 30 miles, 20 miles, 13 miles, 4 miles), as well as a 5K Run/Walk. Please remember that all cycling participants must wear a helmet. If a minor is participating, the minor is also required to wear a helmet, if riding.
- 63 Mile Route Map
- Check-In: 6:30AM, Start: 7:00AM
- 33 Mile Route Map
- Check-In: 7:15AM, Start: 8:00AM
- 20 Mile Route Map
- Check-In: 8:15AM, Start: 9:00AM
- 13 Mile Route Map
- Check-In: 8:45AM, Start: 9:30AM
- 4 Mile Family Fun Ride Route Map
- Check-In: 9:45AM, Start: 10:00AM
- 5K Run/Walk Route Map
- Check-In: 9:45AM, Start: 10:30AM
If you need to change your route selection, please alert the
volunteers at the registration tent. Please arrive at route check-in
time of the route you wish to participate in and the volunteers will
update your information.
Check-In and Start Times: All participants must check-in at the regsitration tent. Review the route details above to confirm route check-in and start time. Plan your arrival accordingly to give yourself enough time to check-in, have something to eat, stretch, and line-up. Living Red Participants (participants with diabetes) should make their way to the front of the start line to lead each route off. Coffee, breakfast/snacks, and water will be available in the morning.
Recognition Gifts: All participants who meet the $200 fundraising minimum ($50 for kids 12 and under), will recieve an event day t-shirt and finisher medal after you complete your route. If you fundraised $500+, you qualify for additional recognition gifts. In order to receive your $500+ recognition gift on event day, you needed to meet the qualifying fundraising level and complete the recognition gift survey by June 29. You can retrieve your recognition gift at the registration tent after you complete your route.
Any participant who reaches a qualifying fundraising level after June 29 will receive their recognition gift 4-6 weeks post event. Your local ADA staff will work with you directly to select your recognition gift, size and confirm delivery options.
What to bring: All participants should bring a water bottle to reduce waste. Large water dispensers are available on site and at rest stops. All cyclists must wear a helmet when riding. Additional items we recommend include: medications or diabetes supplies, drivers license and medical insurance card, any food you must have or can have if you have a food allergy, extra tube for your bike (if riding).
Last Minute Donations: People often wait until the very end to donate, so use these next few days to follow up with anyone who hasn't donated or make any final asks. Share a link to your page and say that the event is on and it's not too late to give. You can turn in any cash, checks or matching gift forms during the check-in/registration process.
Post-Event Festival: Live music by the Lost Highway Allstars!
Food: Texas Roadhouse, Outback Steakhouse, Festival Foods, Costco and more.
Living Red Participants: Please visit the Living Red & Champions tent to pick up your additional goodies!
Go Social & Event Photos: Safely take photos of you and your fellow participants at the event or on the routes. Share your team spirit and please tag us on Facebook @tdcmadison - You can view event day photos here.
View our FAQ's page for common event or fundraising questions.