Finalize your DCC game plan

Finalize your DCC game plan

By Life@TheU

Finalize your DCC game plan

By Life@TheU
Here’s what you need to know if you’re participating in this year’s DCC.

With more than 3,500 participants registered—1,300 of them with Team Hurricanes—and more than $5.5 million raised, we’re counting down to Dolphins Challenge Cancer XII on Saturday, Feb. 26.

Below we’ve summed up important details for all DCC participants. Download the DCC XII Participant Handbook for information about the event. Review the Team Hurricanes Fundraising toolkit to find tips and find a list of all Team Hurricanes events.

Pick up your Team Hurricanes gear.

This year, all Team Hurricanes participants will be able to pick up their Team Hurricanes gear and DCC XII packet/credentials at the same time on the Coral Gables and Medical campuses between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. according to the following schedule. Look for the Team Hurricanes U-Haul truck or tent at the listed locations.

Team Hurricanes participants can pick up items for themselves and on behalf of another teammate by providing proof of consent. Call Yessenia Perez at 305-243-7750. To arrange a group pick up in advance, contact TeamHurricanesDCC@miami.edu. Reach out to RideDCC@dolphins.com for questions about DCC packets.

Coral Gables Campus

6200 San Amaro Dr., Coral Gables, FL 33146
Stop by the entrance of the Newman Alumni Center.

  • Friday, Feb, 18
  • Monday, Feb. 21
  • Wednesday, Feb. 23
Medical Campus 

1120 NW 14 Street, Miami, FL 33136
Visit the empty lot across the street from the Don Soffer Clinical Research Center.

  • Thursday, Feb. 17
  • Thursday, Feb. 22
  • Thursday, Feb. 24

If you are unable to stop by one of the locations listed, you can get your Team Hurricanes gear and DCC XII packets at the Hard Rock Stadium lot 18 on Friday, Feb. 25, between noon and 7:30 p.m.

Additionally, DCC XII participants can pick up their packets on Saturday, Feb. 26, up to 15 minutes prior to their designated start time, based on their distance. Get more information about the packets by contacting RideDCC@dolphins.com.

Track your fundraising progress.

Fundraising minimums are individual. The deadline to reach your DCC fundraising goal is March 15, 2022.  Learn more about fundraising benefits. Contact RideDCC@dolphins.com for additional information about donations.

Use the mobile DCC XII app to manage your fundraising efforts. Available for Apple and Android devices, the app allows you to access your fundraising campaign, contact supporters via email and text message, and update your DCC information all from your smartphone. Find more fundraising resources in the Team and Participant Guide. Learn more about how to give to DCC.

Review your route.

Cyclists completing the 100-mile, 50-mile, and 15-mile routes will start and end at the Hard Rock Stadium. The 35-mile ride will begin on the Coral Gables Campus and end at the stadium. Complimentary shuttle services will be provided to and from the University of Miami’s Watsco Center for all 35-mile ride participants. 

The 5K route for those running or walking at the Hard Rock Stadium will start at 11 a.m. There will be a limited number of water stations along the 5K route. While the stations will offer cups of water, you may want to bring your own water bottle to refill and keep with you to stay hydrated. 

On event day, participants must enter the Hard Rock Stadium through Lot 17 or Gate 3 on NW 199th Street. Learn more.

Bike rentals are available.

If you need to rent a bicycle, email RideDCC@dolphins.com for more information.

Safety first.

Safety is the top priority during the event. Working with local municipalities, police officers, and course officials, DCC organizers are creating a safe experience for cyclists. Review a list of the safe riding tips found in the handbook. Mask wearing and social distancing is encouraged when in large crowds for the safety of all attendees.

Celebrate at the finish line.

DCC participants can purchase friends and family tickets, which grant guests access to the post-event festivities. From face painting and bounce houses to massages, there will be activities for the whole family. There is no cap on the number of tickets you may purchase. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the event.

Plan your event day attire.

Proudly sport your Team Hurricanes T-shirt or jersey and swag! Represent Team Hurricanes and the University of Miami at the DCC by wearing University colors—orange, green, and white. Remember to pack your mask!

Get social.

Download Team Hurricanes-branded fundraising tools, social media graphics, and digital swag to help you share your DCC experience.

On event day and leading up to it, we want to see your posts on social media and share in the excitement on the DCC accounts. Include #TeamHurricanesDCC and #DolphinsChallengeCancer in your posts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for a chance to be featured. See you there!