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2018 Tour de Cure: San Diego


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.

Looking for ways to train for the San Diego Tour de Cure and beyond?  

National Tour Sponsor, Performance Bicycle, has local ride opportunities through their Great Ride series.  Click here for more details.

Event Day Details

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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 April 14th! 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 15 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.

Download the 2018 San Diego Tour de Cure Event Details Guide.

Event Contact:
Amy Kennedy

San Diego Tour de Cure
Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard
Del Mar, CA 92014
Parking Map
Venue Map

Driving directions can be found below.

Early Packet Pickup Event:
Friday, April 13th
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Peformance Bike - 11675 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92121

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 April 14th to receive event bib number, wristband and turn in any additional cash, checks or matching gift forms.

Emergency Phone Number: 619-248-8860
Please program this number into your phone in case of emergency on the routes. We recommend all participants carry a cell phone.

Diabetes doesn't stop for bad weather and neither does the Tour de Cure - WE WALK, RUN, & RIDE 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. Parking is free before 8am. All participants who arrive after 8am will be charged $14. Champions will receive a free parking voucher good for all day. View parking map here. Driving instructions to the venue can be found below.

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 April 14th). The registration tent is located inside the 17 Hands restaurant. 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.

Routes: Whether short or long, each route is fully supported with rest stops, SAG vehicles and more.This year, there are 4 cycling routes (12 miles, 30 miles, 63 miles, 100 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.

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, string cheese, Stabilyze bars, pickle juice, glucose tablets & shots, salt, candy and juice.

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 March 20th. You can retrieve your recognition gift at the registration tent after you complete your route.

Any participant who reaches a qualifying fundraising level after March 20th 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 not permitted at the event site.

Post-Event Festival:

  • Live Music by Natural Selection from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Champions VIP/Top Fundraiser Exclusive Area
  • Health and Wellness Expo
  • Baja Mex Street Taco Buffet and cash bar inside "17 Hands" Restaurant
  • Top Team Areas (Teams $5,000+)
  • Living Red Appreciation Station
  • Inflatable jumpy house for kids 

Food: Complimentary Healthy Street Taco Lunch for all registered participants inside "17 Hands" Restaurant. Cash bar available. A limited number of lunches may be purchased by non-participants/guests for $5/taco and $5 for rice/beans/chips/salsa. Cash, debit/credit card payments are accepted for lunch and beverage purchases. Champions will receive a ticket for a free drink of their choice.

Living Red Appreciation Stations: Diabetes resources, diabetes-friendly snacks, Association giveaways, and more!

Champions VIP/Top Fundraiser Exclusive Tent: Free massages, free drink ticket for lunch at "17 Hands," complimentary bag check

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 @adasandiego and use the #sandiegotourdecure.

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 front. 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 Interstate 5, take the Via de la Valle exit and head west (a left turn from the freeway expit if you are northbound; a right turn if you are southbound).
  • Follow Via De La Valle and turn left into the Solana Gate Entrance.
  • Follow American Diabetes Association event signage directing you to participant parking. <NOTE: Spectator parking is $14 cash or credit after 8:00 a.m.)

View our FAQ's page for common event or fundraising questions.

We'll see you on April 14th!

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