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2022 Fundraising Races

2022 Fundraising Races

Help Indiana Lyme Connect to Support Hoosiers with Lyme and Save Hoosiers from Lyme.

One of the best ways to raise awareness about Lyme & tick-borne illness is to participate in the run/walk or to support a runner/walker.

This year we have TWO options for participating in the race: 

  • Participate in the virtual walk/run anytime in the month of May. You choose the distance, time, and place. Start now. 
  • Participate in the LIVE Indy Mini race at the Indianapolis International Speedway on Saturday, May 7. Two distances to choose from: 
    • OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon (13.1 miles)
    • Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K (3.1 miles)

Whichever race you choose, you get to create a fundraising page that you share with people so they can donate toward your fundraising goal.  (Don’t worry: it’s really easy to make a page where people can donate toward your fundraising goal. We’ll even give you easy ways to share the news with your friends on social media, email, or even via snail mail.) 

By running/walking, you’ll have a chance to raise awareness about Lyme and also to raise funds for ILC so that we can keep SUPPORTING Hoosiers who have Lyme and SAVING more Hoosiers from the dangers of tick-borne illnesses.

Here’s how it works:

1. Register for a walk or run below.
2. Create a fundraising page.
3. Tell people about your race!

Then, you’ll either RUN or WALK your race. Take pics and share the news! You’re going to make an impact! You’ll help people learn about the realities of Lyme, and also raise funds for ILC that will go directly to help SUPPORT Hoosiers who have Lyme and to SAVE Hoosiers from Lyme and tick-borne illnesses. 

Choose your race option below to get started

Indy Mini (13.1 miles) or
Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K (3.1 miles)

We are delighted to once again participate in the “Greatest Spectacle in Running”: the Indy Mini! ILC is one of the “Mini With a Meaning” participants so that runners/walkers in the races can also raise awareness for Lyme disease. These races are held on May 7 in downtown Indianapolis. Join us for a thrilling race day!

  1. Register for either the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon or Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K with the ILC Group Link. Race registration costs $35-100 depending on the race you choose. Update: After April 22, the ILC Group Registration is no longer available, but you can still register for the race here. Select NO on the registration question that says “Do you want to join or create a Indy Mini team?”
  2. Click here to create your personal fundraising page. Be sure to click the “JOIN THIS TEAM” button to create your fundraising page.
  3. Start sharing the news with others and training for your race!
Virtual Run:
You choose the time & place

If you’re not into big crowds of excited runners, you can also participate in your own Virtual Race to raise awareness for Lyme disease and raise support for ILC. You choose the time, place, and distance!

  1. Register for your race here. There is no cost to register (but you will not get the Indy Mini shirt, participant prizes, etc.)
  2. Click here to create your fundraising page. Be sure to click the “JOIN THIS TEAM” button to create your fundraising page.
  3. Start sharing the news with others and training for your race!

Race Participant Notes

  • ILC strongly suggests that if you have Lyme disease you seek permission from your doctor/physician before walking/running.
  • Wheelchair participants are welcome! Wheelchair racers need to supply their own wheelchair and pusher if needed.
  • Any participant (for either the live or virtual races) who raises at least $100 will receive an ILC t-shirt (while supplies last).

Support an ILC Runner/Walk

You don’t even have to put on your running shoes to make a difference! Support an ILC runner by making a tax-deductible donation on one of their pages.

Racer Resources

Watch videos on how to register and create your fundraising page.
Access links, photos, and more for having a successful race.

ILC Impact!

"The ILC team walked with me by listening to my numerous questions and basically holding my hand through dark valleys."
—Ann, Bloomington
"I had become so frightened of being outdoors because of a possible tick bite, but ILC info helped me see how I can return to the outdoors empowered to be safe." —Anonymous, KY
“The ILC support groups were so helpful for me when I was in the middle of my Lyme journey." —Ricky, Fishers




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