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2014 Tour De Donut is set for September 6, 2014!

2014 ONLINE REGISTRATION

***If picking up someone else's packet, please have them fill out this waiver and bring it with you. We cannot hand out ANY packets without a signed waiver from the participant***

Join us for the first Double D(onut) Challenge, 64 miles and 4 donut stops

 

 

OVER 1600 RIDERS FROM 20 STATES AND 5 COUNTRIES TOOK PART IN THIS YEARS RIDE

The Tour de Donut is a unique bicycle event, where your ability to eat donuts is just as important as your ability to ride your bicycle fast. The event is a mass start timed bicycle "ride" where riders visit 4 "donut stops" during the 64 mile course, 2 stops for the 32 mile course and one stop for the 15 mile mini and eat donuts. For each donut the rider eats during the ride (and keeps down) they have 5 minutes deducted from their ride time. There are prizes in several classes including the coveted golden Tour de Donut championship belt for the best adjusted "donut time". We also award the most donuts eaten in several classes, and for the speed freaks we also award the fastest bike only time.

This ride is intended to be fun and include all cyclists pro to amateur, triathletes, tourist, fitness riders, fun riders, or you can dust off that two wheeler you found along side the road, or in the back of the barn you are not going to want to miss this event.

While the event is technically a "race" very few consider it a serious competition, remember this is all in fun! We doubt the next Tour de France champion will have Tour de Donut Champion listed on his palmares, so  eat some donuts and ride as fast or slow as you wish. All roads are open to traffic, and and all traffic rules must be followed.  Roads are marked with large custom donut markings ( in several colors and some have sprinkles) so you do not get lost.

Tour De Donut from Dylan Damian

There are several strategies to attempt to win, what is yours?

Are you a fast enough cyclist and eater to go into negative time?

WHAT THE RIDERS ARE SAYING

-The most fun I have ever had on a bicycle-Bob R

-I Left there with my belly fully and a big smile-Kevin H

-Kudos to the group that puts on this event, amazing job of organizing- The Johns Family

-You people are evil! When can I sign up for next year?-Brian H

-Everyone must do this ride! Josh B

-The best ride ever! Chris T

-The biggest donuts and the flattest roads I have ever seen. Jim R

-I did not understand the appeal of eating donuts and riding until I did the ride-see you next year!-Christa F

Amazing event! Bill J

 

 

This event is supported by the Darke County Visitors Bureau

Darke County Visitors Bureau

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2014 ONLINE REGISTRATION

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*Cancellation Policy for The Tour De Donut
Entry fees are non-refundable; race numbers and entries cannot be transferred to another year or person. No exceptions. This means once we have received your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, or if the event is cancelled because of weather, natural disaster or other unforeseen circumstances*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New male record Dean McCombs  Harrod Ohio  (26)
New female record Kylie Purkey Indianapolis Indiana (19)
New tandem record and our first ever participants with a negative time
Matt&Ben Bond Bellbrook Ohio (26)

           

                   

THE DOZEN CLUB

The following people have become special members of a select club. All of the following enshrined members have eaten (and kept down) at least 12 donuts on the ride

The Dozen club is a special achievement. We will not tell anyone the year of your achievement incase your cardiologist or your insurance company is watching.

 Men Full
Aaron Lane
Adam Hurford
Adam Joly
Adam Szcech
Alex Kramer
Barry Mullins
BENJAMIN REID
Blaine Little
BOB MEDOWS
BRIAN MASSEY
Brian Sovak
Bruce Butt
Bryan Fialkowski X4
Carmen Mazzant
Charles Price
Chris Capoccia x3
Chris Dawson X4
chris waldo
CHRISTOPHER MARKS X2
CORKY HOUSEWORTH
CRAIG MYERS
Curt New
DAN DOUGLAS
DANIEL MAGGART
Daniel Pearl
Daniel Steinel X2
David Burns
David Parks
David Schwertfager
Dean McCombs
Derek Sitzman x 3
Don Timmer
DONALD HANF X2
Donald Smith 
emery kahler
Ethan Foster
Evan Hoover
Ezekiel Cutler
Gary Ober
Greg Putnam
Greg Voltz
Ian Bannes
JACOB OSTERBUR
Jacob Van Veldhuizen
JAKE SMOCK
JAMES EBERLIN
JAMES MYNES
JARED COX
JARED STREET
Jason Holdridge
JASON SMITH
Jeff LaFave
Jeffery Goggans
Jeffrey Lane
Jeremy Stoots
Jeremy Walker
Jerry Call
John Eastlake
JOHN ESTERLY
John Rosswurm
Johnathon Sterling
JONATHAN LOGUE
Joseph Schultz
JOSHUA WELHENER
Justin Fields
Keith Mohr X2
KEN KOZLOWSKI
Kenneth White
KEVIN MAHL X2
Kindall Sanders
KIRK ALTER
Kyle Hanner
Lee Boone
LOUIS KEILER
Lowell WeberX2
Luke Weber X2
Mark Plaat
Mark Weber
Matt Shade
MATTHEW ESHBAUGH
Matthew Porter
Matthew Ross
Matthew Siracusa
MICHAEL BROWN
Michael Clifford
Michael Francis
MICHAEL ONEIL X2
Michael Reasoner
Michael Smith X5
Mike Allen
Mike Francis X 2
Mike Malone
Mike Styer
Miqueas Corral
NATE Fultz
NICHOLAS ALEXANDER
Nolan Kronbergs
OWEN SMITH
Pat Hardewig
Paul New
Pete Kronbergs X3
Phillip Stafford
RANDY SCHAAR X2
RICH MARTIN
Richard Carr X5
RICHARD YOUNG
Rick Duncan
RODNEY RUSNAK
Rodney Rusnak X 2
RYAN MCMULLEN
Samuel Pearl
Steve Meinke X2
STUART FICKE X2
THOMAS BRUNSMAN
THOMAS COPE X2
THOMAS WOOD
tim pappagallo
Tod Siefert
TODD JOHNSON
Todd Johnson X 2
TOM BURNS
Tom Hirt X2
TOM WILLIAMS
Tom Williams X 2
TONY TUCKER
Tyler Hoffman
William Boegel
ZACHARY LEAHY
Zack Brintlinger-Conn

 

 

 

Tandems

BEN PACE
ben Thompson
David/Kevin Chesar
Jeffrey Cottrell
LARRY HUGHES
Lowell Weber
MARK BUCHWALDER
Matt/Ben Bond X5
Philip Skocich
Richard/Krystal Barton X3
STEPHEN/GREYSON WORDEN/DAUME
Thomas & Risa Ritterbeck
Tom/Jake Schamel

 

 

 

Women

Amy Erickson
Heather Hill
jennifer piccione
Kylie Purkey
Lisa Caplan
Lori Fields
Maria Johnson
Mary Gase
Melanie Brown
Nancy Weber
Shana Kemp-Price

Mini

6 donuts

Female
Amanda Tikkanen
Amy Yates
Dawn Mader x2
Kelly Obringer
Kim Obringer
MADELINE HEYL
Maria Johnson
Oulanje Regan
RAMONA PRICE
shennon BOYER
TAMI BOYER
VANESSA WAGNER
 
MALE
Alex Woo
ANDY RAMMEL
Ben Hartzell
Bradley Mader x2
Charles Kurk
CHRISTOPHER EASTMAN
David McCans
DON/ALEX BAUM
GEOFFREY MCDANIEL
Hayden McGuire
Jared Brown
Jason Underwood
Jay Welenc
JIM SELL
John Mendez
John Richeson
Joshua Kaczmarek
Karl Borneman
Kevin Thornton
Mario Kirkendall
MERRITT Wichner
MIKE HULME
Patrick Bird
Richard Shumaker
Robert Fite
roger myers
TOM BROWN
Zechariah Price
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Easy Chair

Al Rivera
Brent Devitt
Justin Gossman
Pete Kronbergs

 

 The Tour de Donut concept was not started by us. The original is in Illinois and has been going on for 20+years. After some of our club riders attended The Donut Derby in Pennsylvania the idea was hatched to have a Tour de Donut Ohio in 2007.

2007- 106 riders met at the Darke County Fairgrounds for our first edition. We used a very hilly course in Southwestern Darke county that had many riders wondering where the hills came from. A good time was had by all and the ride was an immediate success. Donuts were from local independent grocery store Eikenberry's Super Value. The weather was cool and wet. We used a stopwatch and paper to calculate the winners. At the time of the final results a tie was discovered and a challenge was issued to eat the 18th donut for both riders- they both did and were properly rewarded.

2008- 279 riders met at the new home of the ride Brumbaugh Fruit Farm and had donuts by The Farmers Daughter bakery. This is the first year we visited the popular Bears Mill and was the first year for electronic chip timing. Professional  eater Steven Meike from Chicago Illinois came down, and despite a crash his method of dunking donuts in water allowed him to set a new donut eating record of 25. Bicycling magazine had an article about the ride in their June issue.

2009- over 500 riders registered for the ride and experienced another great fall day.  We used our full  finish line set up and bike mounted electronic timing for the first time. This was the first year for the championship belts, and riders enjoyed live music after the ride.

2010-over 600 riders registered for the ride on yet another picture perfect fall day. New custom road markings of donuts with colored icing (and sprinkles) led the riders around the course. Packet pick up available prior to the ride was very popular and will be continued. A large group of new male Dozen Club members and a new female donut record of 11 donuts. 250 dozen donuts were prepared for the ride and loaded into the box truck with a forklift! Custom recycled bicycle chain medals created by Christina Bowersock were very popular. Pre-ride prayer was given by Rev. Bob Bitner and our National Anthem was sang by Brooklyn Netzley. Riders at the back of starting lineup were held up by a new addition at the farm a couple of turkeys.

2011- 920 riders  from 17 states and Canada signed up for the 5th annual tour and were welcomed with a foggy yet sunny morning. 350 dozen donuts awaited as dense fog and a car crash that was diverting traffic onto the course pushed back the start 30 minutes.Registration pick up was slowed by a lengthy form from our insurance company.  The Arcanum High School band played our national anthem prior to the start. Despite a contingent of Canadians no one could remember the words past “Oh Canada” to the Canadian National Anthem.A film crew from Southern Illinois University had an in race reporter and created a hilarious documentary. The Bears Mill stop moved across the street to the open field for safety and they delivered the restrooms! We temporarily ran out of donuts at stop #1 as a supply truck stopped to pick up a rider who had crashed.The new location of the Pitsburg stop was well received (and not missed).The first year mini donut ride had over 100 riders who visited the Pitsburg stop for their one donut stop. New 15’ tall DONUT signs welcomed the riders to the donut stops.The awards ceremony was legendary with celebratory champagne from custom imprinted bottlesA special thanks to The Arcanum High School marching band for helping at the donut stops.

2012- 1354 riders registered for the 6th version of the Tour de Donut. Major changes took place when we moved downtown Arcanum, offered sleeping bag space and camping, a post event street fair and food vendors and a new donut supplier. The Village of Arcanum and The Arcanum Business Association welcomed us with open arms after ten months of planning. A major rain event packing winds, lightning and five inches of rain limited camping though by opening ceremonies the sun was out and roads were drying. We had 600 dozen donuts made for the ride this year. Awesome to see so many bikes lined up downtown for the start. Mayor Judy Foreman ate the ceremonial first donut, Arcanum High School band played our national anthem and the riders were off. The balloon launch was much better this year with no trees for them to be stuck in and a nice breeze. Graham and Kim Guttadore led out the riders on a custom donut attired Harley with a donut flag fluttering in the breeze.
The riders for the full took over nine minutes to cross the start/finish line! Race day turned out to be sunny and cool with a bright blue Midwestern sky.  The wind was noticeable this year on the final leg from the last donut stop. 300 riders took part in the mini-donut with some as young as 6 on their own bikes! We finally had things mostly correct at the first donut stop except we need more restrooms! Donut stop #2 had Coy Boroff and The Powerbar girls cheering people on/harassing them to eat more donuts. Due to a water main break we changed the location at the last minute and our markings made it difficult to find for some.  We had one crash that required the ambulance this year.   Thank you the Real Head Donut Christina Bowersock for the day to day operations of the ride, Tom Wesner for everything and working Stop #1, Coy at Stop #2, Shawn at Good Times Event Services for providing the most accurate and fastest results we have ever had, The Arcanum Business Association for allowing us to take over your downtown, Arcanum Schools for allowing us to use the school, Franklin Monroe schools, Arcanum Police department, Darke County Sheriff, The Greenville Key club, Bears Mill, Arcanum High School Band and music boosters, Franklin Monroe yearbook club, Mayor Judy Foreman and Ryan Dynes for all their help, Gettysburg EMS, Arcanum EMS, Sutton's, Powerbar, Smith Dairy, Dannon Yogurt, The Powerbar Girls, Chamois Butt'r, Lori & Nathan, Chris Boroff, Dan Hawley, Big Roger, Pat, Annie, Duzzy, Dan Hieston, Kris Osterbur, Captain Lou, Tim and Connie, Reece Lincoln, Countryside bike shop, Performance Bike shop, The Rose shop and everyone who helped promote the ride over the past year.


2013-1644 riders from 20 states and 5 countries registered for the 7th Tour de Donut.  We have settled in to our new home at The Fieldhouse and Downtown quite nicely and with many more signs and directionals parking was much improved. Many more people took advantage of camping and sleeping bag space this year, probably due to the amazing weather.  750 dozen donuts were ordered for this years ride and were delivered at 6am on Saturday.
First edition of Tour de Donut tabloid featured many local businesses and all event maps and schedules.
Friday evening registration was staffed by Greenville Business and Professional women’s club and volunteers from State of the Heart Hospice in Greenville.
Saturday morning registration was staffed by Arcanum A# music boosters and State of the Heart Hospice.
Our first ever Kid’s races were very popular and drew 70 kids who all were awarded a Tour t-shirt thanks to Orthopedic Associates of Southwest Ohio. Faith Fellowship Church in Arcanum helped us organize and administer the kids events.
Hanging 150’ overhead was a huge American flag we borrowed from First Assembly of God in Greenville and was attached to a crane owned by JCrane from Covington with operator Joe Hueber. This was an awesome addition.
The Greenville Color Guard presented our nations colors and a give a rifle volley (21 gun salute) prior to the Arcanum High School Band playing our national anthem and the balloon launch.
The starts went according to plans and we had no serious crashes or issues.
Stop 1 at Bear’s Mill had the world famous Tom Wesner in charge with help from the Arcanum High School Band, Greenville Key Club, Gettysburg Fire Department ,Gettysburg rescue and Roger and Patty Bowersock.
Stop 2 had Franklin-Monroe boys basketball team harassing people to eat more donuts, Greenville Township rescue and  incharge was Mary Lee Hodges and Shayna
Highlights include post ride food vendors Fat Mikes (with a donut bacon cheeseburger), Dog’s-N-Suds Root Beer and Martin’s lemonade shake-ups.  Friday nite entertainment was the Game Show guy and Saturday was the popular  newgrass band Wildwater. Jeff Gold from Sram was a popular vendor in our expo area.
Performance bicycle had a full crew of mechanics and stocked stops with free help and parts for those with mechanical problems. Bob Bitner from Countryside Bike Shop in Greenville was at the start to help with bike repairs.
Arcanum Rescue was on the scene (literally) for a medical issue at the finish line.
The costume contest was hotly contested and costumes very creative.
Awards ceremony was fun as always with many more people staying around to watch.
No timing issues were reported and people seem to really like the bike numbers.
The ladies specific t-shirt order was somewhat problematic with sizes running small.
Over 200 people ordered the custom cycling jersey designed for this years ride and or first offering of matching shorts and jackets was very well received.
We offered Gluten free donuts for the first time and will continue to do so.

 

As the ride continues to grow we continue to learn and improve the event for you.

 

All left over donuts, yogurt, fruit, energy products are given to local nursing homes, cancer organizations and churches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dinner and Private Sleeping Bag Space

Faith United Methodist is located at 101 E. South, Arcanum, OH.  The rate will be $25/person with a family maximum of $100 (all same family with children).  The Church will provide a spaghetti dinner on Friday night serving from 6-7:30.  Also included are showers. All proceeds from this will go directly to the church.

To reserve your spot and guarantee your meal, please fill out this form.

 

Sleeping Bag Space

Arcanum School has agreed to offer FREE sleeping bag space and showers on a first come first serve basis. No registration required for this option. Location is the same as packet pick up.

 

FREE Primative Camp Sites

The Village of Arcanum has offered Free primative camping in the park adjacent to the school. No reservation is needed.

 

Richmond/Wayne County Convention & Tourism Bureau
5701 National Rd. East * Richmond, IN 47374
Ohio Tour DE Donut Bicycling Race (OverFlow)
Rates are valid September 5th through September 7th, 2014
For reservations at all locations, please call our toll-free
“Hospitality Hotline” at (800) 828-8414.

Lodging Facilities Group Room Rates
Best Western Classic Inn Please contact facility directly for rates and availability.
(765) 939-9500 The Best Western Classic Inn offers two queen beds, king beds, and jacuzzi rooms and features many
excellent upgraded amenities including an indoor pool and recreation area, fitness room, wireless internet,
and an extended continental breakfast. Many restaurants located nearby.
Rates valid until cutoff date listed above.
Comfort Inn Richmond Please contact facility directly for rates and availability.
(765) 935-4766 Richmond’s Comfort Inn features a “Comfort Sunshine Breakfast”, indoor pool, and relaxing hot tub. All
rooms have free HBO, coffee makers, irons & boards, hair dryers, high-speed internet, and SERTA “Perfect
Sleeper” mattresses. Comfort Inn Richmond is the closest lodging facility in distance to the Wayne County
Fairgrounds. Easily accessible with many restaurants located nearby.
Days Inn Richmond $59.99 1-2 people, $69.99 3-4 people (+ tax)
(765) 966-4900 The newly remodeled Days Inn Richmond features cable TV w/ free HBO, a “Daybreak” continental
breakfast, wireless high-speed internet, in-room hair dryers and coffee makers, and door front parking for
your convenience. In-room microwaves and refrigerators available upon request.
Easily accessible with many restaurants located nearby. No rate cutoff date/per availability.
Econo Lodge Richmond 59.99 plus tax
(765) 966-6682 Formerly Motel 6, the Econo Lodge is a clean, pet-friendly property that is conveniently located for
events and dining and features complimentary morning coffee, cable TV w/ free HBO and ESPN, high-speed
internet, laundry facility, and free local phone calls. All ground level rooms and door front parking for your
convenience. Easily accessible with Bob Evans Restaurant located adjacent.
Hampton Inn & Suites $ 112.50(+ tax)
(765) 966-5200 The Hampton Inn & Suites is an upscale property featuring an excellent breakfast buffet which includes a
“hot” menu item each day, an indoor pool, exercise facility, business center, wireless internet access,
and convenient one-room suites. All rooms include luxurious “Cloud Nine” beds for a truly indulgent
sleeping experience. Hampton Inn for 100% satisfaction! No rate cutoff date/per availability.
New Holiday Inn Richmond $115.00 (+tax) 1-2 people in King Room, 110.00 (+tax) 3-4 people in Queen Room
(765) 488-1975 The Holiday Inn, Richmond’s newest and most modern lodging hotel, is the perfect choice for business or
leisure travel. The property features nicely appointed guestrooms with free high-speed internet, a full
service bar and restaurant, room service, indoor pool and fitness center.
Knights Inn Richmond Please contact facility directly for rates and availability.
(765) 966-1505 Knights Inn Richmond features a complimentary continental breakfast and door front parking for your
convenience. All rooms have high-speed internet access, cable TV w/ HBO, irons & boards, and coffee
makers. Microwaves, refrigerators, and adjoining rooms available upon request. No rate cutoff date/per
availability. Comfortable and quiet rooms at an affordable price!
Motel 6 & Suites $49.99 1-2 people, $49.99 3-4 people (+ tax)
(765) 966-6559 Formerly Richmond Inn & Suites, the Motel 6 offers quality, comfortable accommodations with free
internet access, interior corridors, indoor pool & spa and on-site exercise facility. Conveniently located
adjacent to Cracker Barrel Restaurant.
Quality Inn Conference Center $75.00 (+ tax)
(765) 966-7511 Formerly Holiday Inn Richmond, the Quality Inn Conference Center featuring a full hot breakfast
buffet, high-speed internet, room service, voice mail, cable TV, coffee makers, hair dryers, iron & boards,
interior corridors, indoor pool and recreation area, exercise facility, elevators and guests rooms with
luxurious linen packages that include duvet covers, triple sheeting and an assortment of down & standard
pillows selections. No rate cutoff date/per availability.

 

Make your reservations today!

Richmond/Wayne County Convention & Tourism Bureau
5701 National Rd. East * Richmond, IN 47374

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Darke County Visitors Bureau

Arcanum Visitor's Guide

Q-WHO PUTS ON THE TOUR DE DONUT?

A-Rocketship Sports Management an Ohio 501c3 not for profit sports corporation. The group is also responsible for The Colavita-Zipp time trial series and Colavita Ohio Cycling team.

Q-WHERE DO THE PROFITS GO?

A-What profit? Our intent is to put on a quality event at a fair price. We have not raised prices since the first year. Our goal is not to make a profit, though if we do it goes right back into the event for new equipment to improve the event. We do not seek cash sponsorship from local businesses to assist in funding the event and we pay for everything we use including donuts.

Q-WHY IS IT SO HARD TO FIND A HOTEL ROOM?

A-The ride takes place in a rural area with limited hotels available. Over the past few years those that secure rooms book for the next year at check out.

Q-WHY IS THIS EVENT SO POPULAR?

A-because it is fun and unique!

Q-IS EATING DONUTS REQUIRED?

A-No, eating donuts is not a requirement and there is plenty of other healthy snacks. 50% of participants do not eat any donuts. Average donut consumption is 4 donuts.

Q-I HEARD YOU RAN OUT OF DONUTS

A-Yes it is true. OUR WORST NITEMARE! During the 2011 event the first donut stop ran out of donuts for a few minutes near the end of the ride when a supply truck attempted to locate an injured rider. This will never happen again.

Q-I HEARD YOU HAD A LONG LINE AT REGISTRATION

A-YES we did our release form was tedious. Huge changes were made in 2012 and registration now runs very smooth, without a long line.

Q-STRATEGY?

A-75% of donuts are eaten at the first stop.

Q- IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT?
No. Riders alone on their own bikes must be experienced on open roads and can we escorted by a registered parent.
Tag a longs with a child stoker are welcome in the tandem classes as long as there is a child or stok-kid on the back.

Q-Can I pull a bike trailer behind my bike?

Answer: Yes - Bike trailers are permitted. We would encourage you just to register the person on the bike... not the people in the trailer. Kids in trailers must have parental permission/release form signed and wear a helmet.

If you do bring a bike trailer, we encourage you to start farther to the back of the pack at the starting line. This gives those that are generally quicker on the start to get going as trailers tend to take a little longer to get up to speed.

If you have a trailer/tag-a-long that is a single wheel with pedals. We encourage you to register in the Tandem Division. The second rider does need to register in these cases so they can get a shirt etc.
Q- CAN I CHANGE CLASSES OR RIDE DISTANCE?
Sure!  Email info@rocketshipsports.com

Q-Can I ride and eat donuts at the same time?

No, all donuts must be eaten at the donut station area and a volunteer must mark your bib before you leave the donut area in order for it to be counted. Partial donuts do not count either.

Q-What is the advantage of eating donuts?

For each donut eaten, there is a five minute time credit. The adjusted time is figured by taking number of donuts eaten x 5 minutes time from the ride time. The overall winners in each category are unadjusted ride time minus donuts eaten adjustment.

Q-When is it a disadvantage to eat a donut?

If when eating a donut it takes longer than 5 minutes, it would be disadvantageous.

As with any competition there are some people who are very serious. Here are a few suggestions from a Tour de Donut champion.

Q-How long do I have to finish the Double D Challenge?

The double d challenge is 2 loops of the 32 mile course. You will cross the finish line twice. You must finish the first loop by 11am to start the second loop.

Tip #1

Set a goal for how many you can eat and stick to it !

Other Riders (OR): This is true with anything, including eating.  Remember to set a realistic goal.  Most of us can’t eat a dozen donuts.
Competitive Eater (CE): To set a realistic goal, I like to practice eating the actual food in a set amout of time to get an idea of how I’ll fair against other eaters.

 

Tip #2

Eat 2/3 of your goal at the first stop (i.e. goal of 21, eat at least 14 at the first stop)
OR: Very true!  Most riders felt this was dead on.
CE: I’ll be using the ¾ rule.  A goal of 20, 15 at the first stop and at least 5 at the second stop.

Tip #3

Pick up as many donuts as you can and start eating them .Once you have committed and taken a bite, you will make yourself finish.
OR: Most riders I spoke to like to eat in sets of 3 or 4 and not in each hand.
CE: I’ll use the 1/3 rule here.  If your goal is to eat 12 at the first stop then eat in increments of 4.

Tip #4

Drink enough water to keep your throat moist, but not too much.
OR: Very true again!
CE: Try flavoring your water with something that isn’t sweet.  Mixing up the flavors will help get down those extra donuts.

Tip #5

Eat fast. There is a delay in the stomach telling your brain that it is full. The longer the breaks between bites, the more time for your stomach to start screaming!

OR:  Most riders had mixed feelings about this one.  Eat at a pace which is comfortable for you.
CE:  This one I don’t agree on.  Eat efficiently, not fast.  The more you chew up the food, the more digestable it becomes, and the less space it takes up in the stomach.  The body is very smart.  Your not going to fool it by eating fast.

Tip #6
At least one week prior, stretch the stomach. One way is forcing yourself to chug water. Kobayashi (the hot dog eating champ) will force himself to chug a gallon of water in less than 2 minutes every morning!

 

OR:  Most think it’s best to eat a large meal the night before.  Maybe something high in carbs.
CE: I agree on stretching the stomach before competition.  However, water is not a good choice.  And definitly not a gallon.  I use a liquid that contains electrolites such as gatorade.  Drinking large amounts of water is very risky and can lead to water intoxication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FULL DONUT(30 MILES) MAP WITH ELEVATION
MINI DONUT(18 MILES) MAP 
WITH ELEVATION
EVENT LOCATION MAP MAP

 

The course for the Tour De Donut starts in downtown Arcanum and follows rural township roads to Bear's Mill for the first donut stop. Riders will turn around and head back up the hill to Pitsburg, where the second donut stop is at Franklin Monroe School.  From there, it is just a short ride back to the finish.

No personal sag, family or support vehicles on the course. Maps are available for supporters that want to meet riders at the donut stops that keep car traffic off the route.

Darke county sherriff deputies will assist riders crossing SR 49.

Riders should follow the large donut road markings.

    LOCAL RESTAURANTS

    • Huston’s Restaurant, 9 E. Water St., Arcanum, 937-692-8576
      • Hours: 7 a.m to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday
    • Sutton’s Super Valu Deli, 605 N. Main St., Arcanum, 937-692-8463
      • Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday
    • Picnic’s Pizza and Grille, 3 E. Woodside Dr., Arcanum, 937-692-6112
      • Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday
    • Farmer Brown – 6363 Hollansburg Sampson Rd., Arcanum, 937-692-8774
      • Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday
    • Miller’s Tavern, 15 N. High St., Arcanum, 937-692-5359
      • Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday
    • Southtown Carryout, 110 S. Main St., Arcanum, 937-692-8600
      • 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Saturday

       

       

     

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 JERSEY DESIGN
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2013 JERSEY DESIGN

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2012 JERSEY DESIGN

2011 JERSEY DESIGN


 

2010 JERSEY

 

Jersey is available to purchase through acitve.com while registering, or by filling out and mailing a paper registratio.

 

Past year's jerseys

 

Costume contest

Judging will take place at the start/finish line, before the start of the ride.

Design and wear your best donut themed attire or accessory.
The rules:

  • You may enter either as an individual or with a group.
    •Costume must not interfere with the safety of you, your bicycle, or those around you in any way.
    •Decisions of the judges are final! Top three awards for both the full and mini will be given at the awards ceremony beginning at 1:00
  • Judging will take place at the start/finish line at 8:15 am

 

 

 

WAIVER FORM

If someone else is picking up your packet, you MUST sign this and send it with them. We CANNOT hand out any packets without a signed waiver from the participant.

PARENTAL RELEASE FORM

We are accepting vendors for the 2014 Tour De Donut. If interested, please fill out the following form:

Vendor Form

 

Printable 2014 Poster

Do you have a group or organization interested in volunteering your time to help this event? Please contact by email.

 

 ARCANUM HIGH SCHOOL BAND AT DONUT STOP #2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are accepting vendors for the 2014 Tour De Donut. The vendor area will be along the start/finish line. We will only have room for 20 vendors. For events looking for additional advertising, new this year is a goody bag insert option and advertising space in our participant handbook.

If interested, please fill out the following form:

Vendor Form

 
Darke County Visitors Bureau

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR ALL THE DETAILS ABOUT THIS EVENT PLEASE VISIT US AT

WWW.THEDONUTDASH.COM

Third annual Donut Dash 5k donut run
Saturday June 28, 2014

Island Metro Park 
Dayton, Ohio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule of events for 2014

Friday September 5
12:00pm Camping opens (Ivester park)first come first serve. Restrooms in park/Showers open at pool and Fieldhouse
5:00pm packet pickup opens (Fieldhouse)
5:00pm Sleeping Bag space opens (Fieldhouse)
5:00pm Dinner ride to Greenville (Fieldhouse) D’allesios Italian/Street Performers in Greenville 25 mile round trip
5:00pm Registration begins for the TDD Strider Open(Downtown)
5:15 Dinner ride to Pitsburg Pizza (Fieldhouse) 15 mile round trip - self lead(map provided)
5:30 Dinner ride to Farmer Brown (Fieldhouse) 10 mile round trip - self lead(map provided)
6pm Strider Rides begin(Downtown)
8:00pm packet pick up closes (Fieldhouse)
8:00pm TBD (Start/Finish line-Veterans Park)
 
Saturday September 6
5:30am packet pick up opens (Fieldhouse)
7:00am Kids registration opens (corner of Gerorge and Main)
7:00am Concessions/Vendors open (Start/Finishline on George street)
8:00am Packet Pickup Closes.  No exceptions! Doors to packet pickup building will lock promptly at 8, please plan ahead.
8:00am Kids events begin (corner of George and Main)
Line the streets and cheer on the kids! NO LINE UP IN STREET UNTIL KIDS EVENTS ARE OVER
8:15 Costume judging (Start/Finishline on George street)
8:15 Welcome from Arcanum Mayor Judy Foreman 
8:18 Ceremonial eating of the first donut
8:20 Rifle Salute and presentation of colors by Erk Cottrell Post 140 of the American Legion
8:25 National Anthem with balloon launch by Arcanum High school band
8:28 Final instructions by Head Donut
8:30 BOOM and the start of the 8th Tour de Donut and Double-D Challenge 
9:00 Mini Start (start/finishline on George street)
10:30 Shootin' The Breeze Band(start/finishline on George street)
11:00 Finish of first loop(Double D Challenge)
12:30 Mini and Full course time limit for awards eligibility
1:00 Double D(64 miles) course time limit for awards eligibility
1:00pm Champagne awards celebration and awarding of championship belts/medals(mini/full)
1:30 Champagne awards celebration and awarding of championship belts/medals(Double D Challenge)
2:30pm Fieldhouse/showers closes

Doggie Daycare at Pooch Parlor - Click here for contact info

Donuts will again be provided by: