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February 24, 2024

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DCC challenges cancer year-round for our community, our families and for survivors everywhere. Improving the lives of those touched by cancer isn’t something we take lightly, it’s our sole-driving purpose, now more than ever. Together, we remain focused on growing and maximizing our impact for the cancer community. 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23rd - PACKET AND BENEFITS PICK UP
Hard Rock Stadium
347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens, FL 33056
12:00PM – 7:00PM
Enter Gate 4 off 199th St.
*Friday pickup encouraged.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24th - DOLPHINS CHALLENGE CANCER XIV
Hard Rock Stadium
347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens, FL 33056
39 & 99 Mile Riders Enter Gate 11 off 27th Ave.
All other participants Enter Gate 2 off Turnpike Ext
*Carpooling encouraged.

Packet Pickup
You can collect up to 15 minutes prior to your designated start time based on distance.

Benefits Pickup
4:30AM – 3:00PM
For anyone that does not pickup their fundraising benefits on Friday at Packet Pick-Up, the Benefits pickup tent will be located inside the event once through security. You can collect your fundraising benefits before your start time or after you finish. *If benefits are collected at Friday's packet pickup there will NOT be additional items for you on Saturday.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS CONT.

99 MILE RIDE HARD ROCK STADIUM
347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
4:30 AM Rider Check-in
6:00 AM Ride Start
54 MILE RIDE HARD ROCK STADIUM
347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
6:30 AM Rider Check-in
8:00 AM Ride Start
39 MILE RIDE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
Watsco Center
1245 Dauer Dr.
Coral Gables, FL 33146
6:45 AM Shuttle Service Begins
7:00 AM Rider Check-in
7:40 AM Shuttle Service Ends
8:30 AM Ride Start
13 MILE RIDE HARD ROCK STADIUM
347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
8:30 AM Rider Check-in
10:00 AM Ride Start
DCC 5K HARD ROCK STADIUM
347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
 10:45 AM Run/Walk Start
LOS WIZZARDS HARD ROCK STADIUM STAGE
347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
12:00 PM Concert Start
LIVING PROOF CEREMONY HARD ROCK STADIUM STAGE
347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
1:20 PM Presentation Start
CHAKA KHAN HARD ROCK STADIUM STAGE
347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
1:30 PM Concert Start

 

BENEFITS CHART

At Packet Pick Up and DCC day, we will be distributing items based on surpassed goals and commitment levels. If you raise enough money for a new benefit post-DCC, please contact us at RideDCC@dolphins.com after credit cards are charged on March 14th, 2024.

PREPARING FOR YOUR RIDE

An informed rider is a prepared rider. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the DCC, your route and your equipment. 

 

PARKING

FRIDAY, FEB. 23rd – PACKET PICKUP: Enter through Gate 4

SATURDAY, FEB. 24th – DCC XIV DAY: 39 mile & 100 mile participants must enter through Gate 11. 13 mile, 54 mile, 5K participants must enter through Gate 2 *Carpooling is encouraged

RIDE SHARE: We are making best efforts to allow ride share vehicles at all available gates.

Please allow ample time for parking as we work through other event build outs.

 

TRANSPORTATION

ALL 39-mile participants MUST park at Hard Rock Stadium. There will be NO shuttle back to University of Miami in the afternoon. Complimentary shuttle service will be provided for you and your bike from Hard Rock Stadium to University of Miami’s Watsco Center for ride start. Bus pickup is located by lot 6, please follow posted signs for loading instructions. Service will run from 6:30 AM - 7:35 AM.

 

EVENT MORNING

Breakfast Served 4:30AM – 10:00AM
Mechanic Available 4:30AM – 10:00AM 

 

LUGGAGE

Binbox lockers will be located near both entrance locations at Hard Rock Stadium and available for use. Participants in the 39-mile ride will have Binbox lockers available at the start line at University of Miami. These items will be transported back to Hard Rock Stadium.

 

BIKE RENTALS

For bike rental information, please contact your local bike shop.

For 13, 54 and 99-mile riders who rented through Unlimited Biking, bikes will be available for pickup by the North East helix (follow the directional signage). For 39-mile riders who rented through Unlimited Biking, your bike will be available to pick up at the UM start. Helmets are provided with all rentals. Bikes can be returned at Hard Rock Stadium finish.

 

REMEMBER TO BRING

Ride Credentials
Bib number, bike number, helmet sticker & wristband

5K Credentials
Bib Number & Wristband

Photo ID, Bike Helmet, Tuned-up Bike (PLEASE PROPERLY INFLATE TIRES BEFORE EVENT DAY), Mechanical Kit (spare tubes, co2 cartridges), Appropriate Shoes

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE WEARING WRISTBAND FOR ENTRY.
EAR BUDS OR ANY FORM OF HEADPHONES ARE NOT ALLOWED FOR SAFETY REASONS.

 

CLEAR BAG POLICY

The clear bag policy is in effect for event day. Please go to https://www.hardrockstadium.com/stadium-policy/ for more information

RIDE MARSHALS

We love these folks because of their commitment to helping us all enjoy the experience. They can be recognized on course with their bright yellow ride marshal jerseys!  

Ride marshals are riding alongside you on the course to help you in any way they can, but they do have some specific roles, including:

  • STAYING ON PACE: Keep specific paces for those riders who wish to follow them.
  • RULES OF THE ROAD: Communicate the rules of the road and promote safe riding.
  • PROBLEM SOLVERS: Fix bike issues, to stay with riders who are waiting for pick-ups or medical assistance (“sweepers”).

 

PACE GROUPS/CORRALS

Cyclists

Remember that it's not a race, it's a charity ride. Enforced, participants will be asked to follow pacing guides and remain in their group/corral throughout the ride.

Participants must stay within their assigned groups for the duration of the ride unless unable to keep pace.

Ex: If you believe you fit within CORRAL A but are unable to keep up with the pace group throughout the ride, you ARE allowed to fall back to CORRAL B at the next water stop.

  • CORRAL A & AA: 18 – 20 MPH
  • CORRAL B & BB: 15 – 18 MPH
  • CORRAL C & CC: 12 – 15 MPH

MANDATORY CUT-OFF TIMES: Riders will be required to maintain the minimum pace of 12 MPH in cooperation with safety guidelines and police escorts. If riders are unable to maintain that pace, they may be asked to either ride an alternate shortened route led by their ride marshal or stand by for an escort vehicle.

5K

  • CORRAL A: Runner
  • CORRAL B: Jogger
  • CORRAL C: Walker

For the safety of participants, you will be asked to line up in pace groups at the start of the 5K.

 

ROUTES

Google Maps of all cycling routes:

 

 

WATER STOP DETAILS

Offerings at water stops:

  • Water Bottle Refill Station - NEW THIS YEAR
  • Gatorade
  • Uncrustables: PB&J
  • Pretzels
  • Energy Chews
  • Pickles
  • Fruit Cups
  • Bananas
  • Trail Mix (At Select Water Stops)
  • Cookies (At Select Water Stops)
  • Granola Bars (At Select Water Stops)
  • Select Sodas (At Select Water Stops)

 

SAFE RIDING TIPS

Safety is our top priority. We’re working with local municipalities, police officers and course officials to help create a safe experience for our cyclists. However, everyone plays a key role when it comes to this important topic. Make the best of your ride by getting to know the rules of the road and your ride marshals. Below you’ll find some helpful tips.

  • Follow traffic road rules at all times, especially when crossing an intersection that is not staffed by a police officer.
  • Cycling helmets are required.
  • Be predictable - Other riders expect you to continue straight ahead at a constant speed unless you indicate differently.
  • Use hand signals:
    • Left turn - left arm straight out to the side.
    • Slowing or stopping - left arm out and down with your palm to the rear to signal.
    • Right turn - right arm straight out to the side.
  • Give verbal warnings whenever changing direction or speed.
  • Announce hazards like holes, glass, sand, etc. 
  • Watch out at intersections - Note that each cyclist is individually responsible for their own safety and confirming that an intersection is safe to cross.
  • Watch for traffic coming from the rear - It is the responsibility of riders in back to inform other cyclists by saying “car back.”  It is also helpful to warn of traffic approaching from the front with “car up.”
  • Change positions correctly - You should always pass others on their left.  Say “on your left” to warn the cyclist you plan on passing. 
  • If you need to stop (such as to fix a flat), move all the way off the road. Do not ever stop in the middle of the road.
  • Avoid using your cell phone to take pictures, videos or selfies during the ride.

 

PARTICIPANT EXPERIENCE

DCC Mobile App (DonorDrive Charity Fundraising)

The DCC app makes fundraising easy. Register online, update your story, share your personal fundraising link with friends and family and stay on top of important event day messages from the DCC team. Everything your dashboard has to offer now in the palm of your hand.

Download (iOS)
Download (Android)

 

RIDER TRACKING

To track a rider, your own progress, and see your finish times please see options below.

Search for participants name or bib number!
Live Map Tracking: https://bit.ly/DCCXIVTRACKING

Sign up to receive notifications of where a participant is at on the course via text.
Text message updates: https://bit.ly/dccsmsupdate

 

JOIN US AFTER TO CELEBRATE

Check out the all the post event festival has to offer! Activations from community partners, Heavy Hitter spaces and rooftop access in the paddock club. On stage survivor presentations and a post-event concert by 10-time Grammy award winner CHAKA KHAN.

 

FRIENDS AND FAMILY TICKETS

We welcome all family and friends, tickets are required. Purchase here: https://dolphins.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=560

  • $40.00/ticket – Adults (14+)
  • $15.00/ticket – Kids (3 – 13)
  • FREE – Kids 2 & under

Purchased Friends and Family tickets will be uploaded to the Miami Dolphins App the week of DCC. See below for redemption and transfer instructions. To gain event entry, all participant guests must visit the check in tent by the entry points and show tickets in app, they will then be given an event/festival wristband.

How to find your Friends & Family tickets:

Step 1: Download/Update the Miami Dolphins App in the App store for IOS or Google Play Store for Android

Step 2: Tap Tickets from the Navigation Bar

Step 3: Sign in/create account with Ticketmaster Login

Step 4: Select Tickets

Step 5: View Barcode

How to transfer your Friends & Family tickets:

Step 1: Login into your Ticketmaster account (follow Steps 1-4 above)

Step 2: Select the “Transfer” Button

Step 3: Select the Seat/Ticket and click “TRANSFER TO”

Step 4: Select the contact or add new contact and select “Transfer Ticket”.

 

HEAVY HITTER TICKETS

Heavy Hitters, All-pros and Hall of Famers are the top fundraisers of the DCC. They go above and beyond to meet/surpass the determined fundraising levels. These individuals are recognized for their efforts through exclusive event day perks, specialized gear and the annual Heavy Hitter party.

For DCC XIV event day, Heavy Hitter, All-pro and Hall of Fame participants will receive their (1) wristband in their participant package. Additional tickets for guests will be uploaded to the Miami Dolphins App the week of DCC. See below for redemption and transfer instructions. To gain event entry, all participant guests must visit the check in tent by the entry points and show tickets in app, they will then be given an event/festival wristband.

Ticket count:

  • Heavy Hitter ($3,000+ raised) (2 tickets)
  • All-pro ($10,000+ raised) (4 tickets)
  • Hall of Fame ($25,000+ raised) (6 tickets)

Note: Listed ticket counts are in addition to participant ticket. Ex: Have you reached Heavy Hitter status ($3,000+ raised)? You yourself will receive a ticket + 2 more.

How to find your tickets:

Step 1: Download/Update the Miami Dolphins App in the App store for IOS or Google Play Store for Android

Step 2: Tap Tickets from the Navigation Bar

Step 3: Sign in/create account with Ticketmaster Login. Note: log in email address must match email address used to register for DCC.

Step 4: Select Tickets

Step 5: View Barcode

How to transfer your tickets:

Step 1: Login into your Ticketmaster account (follow Steps 1-4 above)

Step 2: Select the “Transfer” Button

Step 3: Select the Seat/Ticket and click “TRANSFER TO”

Step 4: Select the contact or add new contact and select “Transfer Ticket”.

 

SHARE YOUR EVENT DAY PICS ON SOCIAL

When not on your bike or running/walking the event of your choice, make sure to tag us to be featured on our social accounts!

  • Instagram: @DolphinsChallengeCancer
  • Facebook: Dolphins Challenge Cancer
  • X: @TackleCancer
  • #OneTeamOneFight
  • #DCCXIV

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

REGISTRATION: All participants have until February 9th, 2024 to register.

PACKET PICKUP: If a rider is unable to attend on Friday, February 23rd, 2024, their photo ID MUST be presented for another participant to pick up on their behalf. If picking up on February 24th, 2024 you will have up until 15 minutes prior to your ride start to pick up your packet.

LOST/FORGOTTEN PACKET: Please visit our solutions area to receive your new number.

FUNDRAISING: All participants have until March 14, 2024 to reach their fundraising minimum before credit cards are charged the remaining balances. Please contact ridedcc@dolphins.com for any questions.