TBDA Walks, Runs, Bike Rides & Other Sporting Events

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First Annual 5K Walk to Bite Back for a Cure

Saturday, September 20th, Nashua, NH
The 5K Bite Back for a Cure Race follows a path in a woody, shady forest with scenic water views. Registration and check in begins at 10:30 am, opening remarks are at 11:30, the Lowell Party Band plays at 11:45, and the race begins at 12:00 pm near the parking entrance of Conway Ice Arena. Closing ceremonies will be held by the registration area from 2-2:30. Information stations, a live band, food, and more will be available!

Saks Fifth Avenue Benefit Event for Tick-Borne Disease Alliance

Sunday, September 21st, Merrimack, NH
  • Live DJ
  • Free Refreshments
  • Opening Remarks with TBDA's John Donnally
  • Keynote Address by award-winning author Katina Makris

Bite Back for a Cure Motorcycle Ride Along the Tennessee River

Saturday, October 11th, Florence, AL

7:30 am - Registration and check-in begins, then riders can grab bagels, donuts, and coffee, while checking out the information stations.
8:30 am - Welcome Ceremony with TBDA's John Donnally and LIMU Independent Distributor and Ride Coordinator, Derrell Walton.
9:00 am - The Ride begins! Florence Police Department will escort the riders out of McFarland Park to start the 75-mile ride along the Tennessee River.
11:00 am-2:30 pm - Live music, catered lunch, and socializing at the park. The band RePlay will provide the live music, and Buffalo Rock and Reddy Ice will supply plenty of food and beverage. A DJ will be at the event all day.
2:30 pm - TBDA’s John Donnally will speak on behalf of the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance, and entomologist Dr. Joseph Cooney will speak about the prevalence of tick-borne diseases in the South and how to best protect yourself.

We hope to see you there. Information stations, great live music & a DJ, food & beverage, and more will be available!




 Organizing a Walk, Run or Bike Ride

TBDA "Bite Back" Walks, Runs and Bike Rides are a great way to empower local communities and raise awareness around the country for our cause. If you're interested in organizing a walk or run in your area, TBDA provides a variety of helpful templates and instructions throughout the process. To start, you can download the following for use in your local event:

Please also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to notify John Donnally that you will be hosting a walk, run or ride. He'll provide you with instructions on the materials (and alternate file types where needed) and can guide you in using the online fundraising tool, FirstGiving. 

Thank you for your interest in helping to eradicate Lyme and tick-borne diseases.