Registration is now open for DryHome’s 6th Annual Loudoun Lyme Race, which includes a 10K, 5K and 1K family walk/fun run and, new this year, a virtual race, where participants who cannot make it on race day can log their scores and raise funds.  Scheduled for Sunday, May 15th, the Loudoun Lyme race has raised $190,000 to date to support research and advocacy efforts.

The May 2016 event works to drive awareness and raise money to find a cure for Lyme disease, the number one tick-borne illness in the U.S., which affects Loudoun County more than any other county in Virginia.

The Loudoun Lyme race also features an informational fair to educate the public about the disease, its causes, and treatments.

Home to the third largest number of Lyme’s cases in the nation, Loudoun County is facing a Lyme disease epidemic, with 22 percent of the state reporting cases.

Infected individuals often test negative for Lyme disease.  But, if left untreated, infection can cause severe neurological, cardiac and arthritic problems.

Initial signs of Lyme disease may include a bull’s eye rash, fatigue, and flu-like symptoms.  Early detection and treatment is vital.

That’s why Steve Gotschi, the owner of Sterling-based DryHome Roofing and Siding, started the race event after his wife and many friends battled the disease.

Sunday, May 15, 2016. Race starts at 8 a.m. Sunday, May 15th at Brambleton Town Center, 22855 Branbleton Plaza in Ashburn VA, 20148.  Registration begins at 6 a.m.

The registration cost is $30 for adults and $25 for children under 14. Following May 11, adults cost $35/children $30.

There is no charge for attendance at the accompanying informational fair that will offer booths from local businesses, the medical community and vendors.

Proceeds benefit the National Capital Lyme Disease Association, a nonprofit offering education and support.  Along with the race, DryHome’s Loudoun Lyme Race will have an informational fair with booths from local businesses, the medical community and vendors.

To learn more about the race, or to register, please visit: