RIDE! RUN! WALK!
The Tour de Cure is all new and is perfect for all abilities. Choose the course that best suits you, your coworkers and friends. Members of your team do not have to sign up for the same activity so building a team is easy.
All the routes will be fully supported with bike mechanics, volunteer route marshals, rest stops with food and water, cheering volunteers and more.
Many Roads. One Purpose.
Choose your distance and know that every mile helps make a difference. Whether you choose to ride your bike, run or walk, all the roads we take lead to the same destination to fundraise for a cure.
Event Day Details
We can't wait to celebrate our Living Red Participants (riders, walkers, and runners with type 1 or type 2 diabetes), Champions (participants who raised $1,000 or more) and all our teams and participants on June 2nd! Tour de Cure is a celebration of your hard work and dedication in the fight to end diabetes and all its burdens.
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.
Oklahoma Tour de Cure
Hillcrest Hospital South
8801 S. 101st E Avenue, Tulsa OK
Driving directions can be found below.
Early Packet Pickup Event:
Thursday, May 31st
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ADA Office, 5401 S. Harvard Avenue, Suite 120 (across from Enterprise and Chimi's)
In order to participate in our early packet pickup, you must have met the fundraising minimum. By participating in the early packet pick-up, you can avoid any lines at the registration tent on event day and pick up your event bib number and wristband. All participants who do not take advantage of our Early Packet Pickup event, must check-in at the registration tent on June 2nd to receive event bib number, wristband and turn in any additional cash, checks or matching gift forms.
Emergency Phone Number: 918-404-1121
Please program this number into your phone in case of emergency on the routes. We recommend all participants carry a cell phone.
Weather: Diabetes doesn't stop for bad weather and neither does the Tour de Cure - WE WALK, RUN, & RIDE RAIN OR SHINE! We are expecting highs in the uppper 90s on Saturday with very high humidity levels. Please check the forecast, dress and pack accordingly and hydrate!
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.
Check-In and Start Times: All participants must check-in at the regsitration tent (unless you participated in the early packet pick-up event on May 31st). The registration tent is located by the stage when you enter the Tour event site. Please review the route details below 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 courtesy of Hillcrest Hospital South.
Routes: Whether short or long, each route is fully supported with rest stops, SAG vehicles and more.This year, there are 4 cycling routes (10 miles, 24 miles, 45 miles, 70 miles), as well as a 5K Walk/Run. 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.
- 5K Walk/Run: Check-In 9:00 am Start 10:00 am | Download 5K Map
- 10 Mile: Check-In 7:00 am Start 8:00 am | Download the 10 Mile Map
- 24 Mile: Check-In 6:30 am Start 7:30 am | Download 24 Mile Map
- 45 Mile: Check-In 6:30 am Start 7:30 am | Download 45 Mile Map
- 70 Mile: Check-In 6:30 am Start 7:30 am | Download 70 Mile Map
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.
Rest Stops: There will be multiple rest stops along the different routes. You will be able to find refreshments, basic first aid, a bike mechanic and restrooms at each stop. The following items will be available at rest stops: Gatorade, water, bananas, oranges, peanut butter crackers and/or sandwiches, pickle juice, glucose tablets and tub filled with ice, water and "towels" you can use and/or take with you for cooling comfort.
Recognition Gifts: All participants who meet the $200 fundraising minimum ($50 for kids 12 and under), will receive an event day t-shirt. 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 May 15th. You can retrieve your recognition gift at the registration tent after you complete your route.
Any participant who reaches a qualifying fundraising level after May 15th 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.
Dogs: Dogs are permitted at the event site.
- Breakfast snack items, fruit, juices, tea, coffee - courtesy of Hillcrest Hospital South
- Fabulous Music by DJ Connection from 6:30 am - 3:30 pm
- Champion VIP/Top Fundraiser Exclusive Area reserved in food tent
- Top Team Tent Areas (tents are assigned based on team criteria)
- Complimentary Team Photos (courtesy of Paul Dodson)
- Living Red Appreciation Tent - diabetes resources, diabetes-friendly snakcs, giveaways and more
Food: Complimentary food/beverages/beer available for all participants, guests, and volunteers from the most remarkable sponsor, Naples Flatbread Kitchen & Bar and "R" Bar and Grill. Must have ID available for beer.
Living Red Appreciation Tent: Diabetes resources, diabetes-friendly snacks, Association giveaways, and more!
Champions VIP/Top Fundraiser Exclusive Tent Reserved Area in Food Tent
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 @adaoklahoma and use the #oklahomatourdecure
Safety: For participants safety, all bib numbers have a tracking feature and are unique to each participant. This is not for timing purposes, but for safety. Please wear your bib number on your back. For cyclists, please adhere to these safety rules:
- Wear your helment
- Obey trafficlLaws
- Use hand signals to indicate turns and stops
- Ride single file
- Pass on the left
- Use your voice to alert other riders
- No phone calls
- Get out of the way when stopping
Directions to Venue:
- From Highway 169, take 91st Street Exit to entrance of Hillcrest Medical Center.
- Event venue is in parking area past the Physicians' Building (after you pass the main entrance and emergency entrance to the hospital)
- Follow American Diabetes Association event signage directing you to participant parking.
View our FAQ's page for common event or fundraising questions.
We'll see you on June 2nd!
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