The LaPorte Hospital Foundation’s ninth annual Tour de LaPorte bike, run and walk event to benefit local cancer patients will be Sunday, Aug. 22 at the LaPorte County Fairgrounds, 2586 W. Indiana 2, LaPorte.
Proceeds benefit LaPorte Hospital cancer patients and their families in need of financial assistance. In 2009, Tour de LaPorte raised more than $40,000, which allowed LaPorte Hospital Foundation to provide financial assistance to many community members, including a husband and father who, due to his fight with cancer, was no longer able to work.
Cyclists may choose between routes ranging from five to 100 miles. Runners and non-competitive walkers are invited to take part in the 5K route. Cycling jerseys are available for pre-order or at the event for $70 each.
A Mini Tour Fun Run for children ages 4 to 8 is at 9:30 a.m. and includes events from 50 to 200 yards for $1 each.
At registration, participants will receive a free moisture-wick fabric T-shirt, while supplies last. Wellness & Rehabilitation of La Porte Regional Health System will provide free warm-up routines and massages
Open registration/check-in and breakfast are available from 6 to 10 a.m. Runners and walkers must check-in no later than 7:30 a.m.; the 5K shotgun start will be at 8 a.m. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided by Al’s Supermarkets.
Costs are $25 for adults before Aug. 6 and $30 for adults after Aug. 6; $10 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children ages 4 and younger. Costs for the 5K run and walk include: $20 for adults before Aug. 6 and $25 for adults after Aug. 6; $10 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children ages 4 and younger.
To register online, visit www.tourdelaporte.org , call (219) 326-2471 or (877) 265-4539.