In 2009, Loudoun County led the Northern Virginia region in reported Lyme disease cases. According to the CDC, the United States has 38,000 new cases of Lyme each year. However, the disease is difficult to diagnose and the actual figure may be 10 times as great.
The Annual Loudoun Lyme 5K/1K and New 10K will drive awareness and raise money to help find a cure for Lyme disease – the number one tick-borne illness in the United States. The Loudoun Lyme 5K/1K and New 10K will also feature children’s activities as well as an information fair to educate the public about Lyme disease, its causes, symptoms and treatments.
When: Sunday, May 17, 2015
Where: Brambleton Town Center
22855 Brambleton Plaza
Ashburn, VA 20148
Start Times: 8:00 AM 10K -8:10 AM 5K – 9:30 AM 1K
- Kick-off ceremony to include local politicians
- Family-friendly and fun event
- Timed 5K and 10K
- Untimed 1K fun run
- Children’s activities: games
- DJ and music
- Information fair – health professionals and specialists, county officials, veterinarians, local vendors
14 years and older
$30 up until May 12th
$35 – day of event
13 and under
$20 – at all times
- All paying participants receive a t-shirt; 13 & younger to include a goodie bag*
- Free admission to information fair to participants, families, and friends
On-line registration will close on Tuesday, May 12th.
Packet Pick-Up: Friday, May 15th – 12:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 16th – 8:00 to 12:00pm
DryHome Roofing & Siding
45921 Maries Road, Suite 100
Sterling, VA 20166
Event day registration and packet pick-up begins at 6:00 a.m.
*Cannot guarantee t-shirt size and/or goodie bag for event-day registrants.
The Beneficiary of the Event
The National Capital Lyme Disease Association(NatCapLyme) strives to improve the quality of life for people suffering from Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses by offering support and disseminating information that educates and empowers patients, families, healthcare workers, and the community at large about these diseases. NatCapLyme encourages individuals to advocate for themselves in their goal to regain their health. The organization offers regular patient support group meetings throughout Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and D.C. as well as information, speakers, and news updates on legislative and scientific developments.
NatCapLyme builds support for tick-borne disease research by educating local, state, federal and medical as well as political representatives in addition to funding Lyme disease research efforts. NatCapLyme collaborates and partners with other organizations and government agencies that are focused on tick-borne diseases through medical conferences, educational seminars and public events.
NatCapLyme is designated as a 501(c) (3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service; your donation is tax deductible.
All net proceeds will go directly to NatCapLyme and will be used to educate the public and physicians about symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and methods of prevention as well as to fund Lyme disease research efforts.
The Sponsor of the Event
DryHome Roofing & Siding, Inc. of Sterling, Virginia is a 25-year old company owned by Steve Gotschi. Steve truly believes in giving back to the community and every year, DryHome donates a new roof to a needy individual or non-profit organization. Since 2007, Steve has watched his wife, Reagan, combat Lyme disease. He has become acutely aware of the symptoms and the effects this disease has had on his wife and his entire family. It is Steve’s hope that the Loudoun Lyme 5K/1K Event will help broaden awareness of the symptoms of Lyme, the treatment options available and recognition of the growing number of reported cases in Virginia each year.
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Please be sure to join us on Sunday – there will be raffle, a silent auction and Lyme merchandise to purchase.