Athletes vs. Epilepsy in partnership with the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona is excited to announce our partnership with El Tour de Tucson presented by Casino Del Sol! Arizona’s largest and longest running bicycling event, El Tour is in its 35th year and hosts over 9,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities.
Choose Your Distance! The planned routes offer the beautiful vistas of Arizona, from mountain ranges with the backdrop of the majestic Saguaro cactus, scenic Santa Cruz River routes or flat areas that are perfect for families. Cyclists can pedal the main event distances of 106, 76, 54, 37 or 28 miles, choose the Fun Ride of 11 or 5 miles, .25 mile activity course, or the Indoor El Tour (Nov 12-18) stationary cycle ride (please see www.perimeterbicycling.com/indoor/ for rules).
Once you are finished with your event, celebrate with other cyclist, families, and friends at the El Tour Downtown Fiesta! Activities will include music, food, and cheering on other cyclists as they cross the finish line.
Join other Athletes vs Epilepsy participating in the El Tour de Tucson presented by Casino del Sol on November 18, 2017. Register today as space is limited! Your efforts will help raise funds to help stop seizures and find a cure for epilepsy and raise awareness in support of the nearly 3 million people in the United States who have epilepsy.
Each Athlete vs Epilepsy El Tour rider will receive:
- Your entry paid for by the Epilepsy Foundation’s Athletes vs Epilepsy**
- Personalized Athletes vs Epilepsy online Fundraising Page to tell the story of why you are cycling.
- An Athletes vs Epilepsy Performance t-shirt
- Fundraising tips
- Invitation to the race weekend activities!
As a member of an Athletes vs Epilepsy 2017 El Tour team, you are committing to fundraising the minimum requirement for the event that you register: $600 Main Event; $400 for the Fun Ride; or $200 for the Indoor Ride. You are responsible for any difference in funds not raised by December 18, 2017. EF will charge any outstanding balance on December 18, 2017.
Athletes vs. Epilepsy is a nationwide program for athletes of all ages and levels, coaches, volunteers and fans. The goal is to raise awareness, build participation, and help fund the Epilepsy Foundation’s mission to stop seizures and SUDEP, find a cure, and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy through efforts including education, advocacy, and research to accelerate ideas into therapies. The initiative helps to bring epilepsy awareness to all sports through participation by athletes of all ages and skill levels as well as their supportive friends, family, and fans.
The Epilepsy Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that people with epilepsy can experience all that life has to offer. Athletes vs. Epilepsy affirms this positive message and embodies it through action and the belief that anyone, regardless of athletic talent, can help to fundraise and raise awareness.
YOU can make a difference in your life and in the lives of others. Donate to the cause through our team fundraising page or join the Athletes vs. Epilepsy initiative. Visit AthletesVsEpilepsy.com for more information and opportunities to get involved.
**$20 from every application fee will go to the Easterseals Blake Foundation, the Primary Beneficiary for El Tour.