Lyme is Local 5K

Sat September 14, 2019 Kansas City, MO US 64120 Directions
Events

5K Run/Walk

$25 8:00AM CDT Price increases after September 1, 2019 at 11:59pm CDT

Virtual Runner

$25 Price increases after September 1, 2019 at 11:59pm CDT

1 Mile

$25 8:00AM CDT Price increases after September 1, 2019 at 11:59pm CDT
Place
Berkley Riverfront 1298 Riverfront Rd
Kansas City, MO US 64120
Description

Last year, our first annual Lyme is Local 5K race was a great success.   This year is promising to be bigger and better! The money raised from this 5K will go toward grants to help Lyme Patients offset some medical expenses that insurance doesn’t pay.  
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector-borne infectious disease in the U.S. More than 300,000+ people report cases every year. Many go undetected!  

Here are some facts about Lyme Disease from the CDC:

  • Ticks carry over 20 diseases that can cause illness in humans.
  • Most people that have Lyme Disease also have co-infections.
  • Symptoms of Lyme Disease: disabling fatigue, severe headaches, brain fog, chronic nausea and stomach pain, depression, anxiety, nerve pain, muscle pain, muscle weakness, irregular heartbeat and sleeping problems. The list of possible symptoms is vast.
  • Diagnosing can be difficult because it resembles many other diseases and most people do not get a bullseye rash or any rash.

The LAGKC was founded in 1993 and we are a 501 (c)3 charitable organization.  We attend health fairs, physician conferences and community events to get more information into the hands of doctors, school nurses, and medical professionals along with the public at large.  We hope reach more people with our message of tick bite prevention. Our website continues to educate people in our community and across the country with Lyme Awareness. The Lyme Association is run entirely by volunteers and provides support to all members:

  • Our hotline: (913) 438-LYME
  • Monthly Support Group Meetings
  • E-mail: contactus@lymefight.info
  • Our website: www.lymefight.info   
  • www.facebook.com/LAGKC/
  • Tick borne illness Information packets
  • Monthly newsletter:  Prime Time Lyme

 

Please check out your options:

  • 5k run or walk
  • 1 mile run or walk
  • Virtual Participant
  • Volunteer
  • Become a Sponsor
  • Donate
  • Become a Fundraiser

 

Sponsors We hope you will join us in our efforts and become a Sponsor for our Lyme is Local 5K.
Please contact Race Coordinators, Tim Barnes or Keri Waldrip at contactus@lymefight.info for more information about your Sponsorship or you may register as a Sponsor on our website www.lymefight.info.
Check out the Sponsorship Levels HERE. Please become a Sponsor today. Thank you very much!

The Lyme Association of Greater Kansas City is presenting the 2nd annual Lyme is Local 5K and 1 mile walk race event.
Location: Berkley Riverfront park Kansas City, MO.
Date: September 14th, 2019
Race start time: 8:00 am
Packet pick up: 7:00-7:30 am
Contact us at:   contactus@lymefight.info or 913-438-5963
www.lymefight.info

We are in need Runners, Fund Raisers, Donations, Volunteers and Sponsors!
Become a Fund Raiser by clicking the Donate button.

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