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Packed slate for Tour day

The 2019 Hampton Roads Tour de Cure will bring hundreds of riders, walkers and runners to the Suffolk Executive Airport on April 27. The American Diabetes Association has put together a schedule filled to the brim with music, tasty grub and healthy information for attendees.

There will be coffee, water and a full breakfast in the morning for participants, and they’ll be greeted with a round of applause when they all finish their routes later that day. Then they’ll join the after party at the airport.

Delicious meals will be served by Suffolk BBQ Co. and Subway, and attendees will also enjoy tasty beer from Tradition’s Brewing and Smartmouth Brewing, along with live music by the FUZZ Band. MCI University and the Old Dominion University School of Physical Therapy will also offer massages for those with tired muscles.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to get important medical checks at the Wellness Village, with ECPI/MCI University providing free blood glucose and blood pressure screenings. Eastern Virginia Medical School will be onsite with free A1C tests and Bon Secours, Sentara and Riverside Hospitals will have certified diabetes educators — plus Bayview Physicians.

“Come out, listen to the music and get your screenings,” said Robin Kantor, ADA Hampton Roads director of development.

The 2019 Hampton Roads Tour de Cure will be on April 27 at Suffolk Executive Airport, 1200 Gene Bolton Drive. There will be 12-, 30-, 62- and 100-mile routes for cyclists, and also a 5K run and walk.

Registration for cyclists is $25, and is $35 on the day of the event. The fundraising minimum for cyclists is $200. Runners and walkers have a fundraising minimum of $100 and do not pay a registration fee. All participants ages 12 and under have a $50 fundraising minimum. In addition to the 30-mile ride, there will be 12-, 30-, 62- and 100-mile routes for cyclists, and also a 5K run and walk.

The fundraising goal for this upcoming Tour is $525,000. As of Friday evening, $272,018.02 has been raised, and 76 teams and 680 total participants are registered for the event.

For more information, visit diabetes.org/hrtdc or call 424-6662 ext. 3269. Those interested in volunteering can contact Robin Kantor via email at RKantor@diabetes.org.