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Race Against Lyme, 2013

Lyme Research Alliance's second annual 5K Walk/Run held Sunday, 4/28/13 at Cove Island Park in Stamford, CT.

Honorary Event Chair Dr. Brian Fallon told the crowd "when you run, imagine you are stepping on ticks."

Jacob Grice's 5K winning form. For the second year in a row, Grice, of Stamford, took 1st place. His finish time this year was16.19.

The race brought together runners of all ages, shapes and sizes determined to help fight Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

The kids were eager to start the fun run.

Important to us all.

Jahn Sopko of Stamford was the second place male runner.

Stamford's Tariq Mahmoud and Zenah Hasan wave to the camera.

Thomas Lucido heads to an overall 4th place finish in the 5k...and 1st in his age category.

Betsy Hopwood (148) cheers finishers.

The Plainville, CT contingent.

Andrew Blance (293) of New Canaan had a top 10 finish.

Right: Dr. Eva Sapi, Ph.D., University of New Haven, talks with LRA Co-President Debbie Siciliano (230). Far left is Marjorie Marianacci (185) of Greenwich.

Carol Singer (291) from Stamford.

Lending a helping hand.

Enjoying the event (left to right): Allison Petit (214) and Ross Mocko (196), of Plainville, CT, Isabelle Morgan (204), Delmar, NY, Jack McCully (321), Pulaski, NY, and Hannah Morgan (203), Delmar, NY.

West Haven, CT was well represented at the event. Jacinta Victoria (252), Divya Burugu (254), Priyanka Theophilus (276) gather with friends, family and Dr. Eva Sapi before the Race.

We appreciate everyone who volunteered to help us with the event.

LRA's Shelley Terry confers with LRA Executive Director Peter Wild before the Race.

We were happy to see a team of runners from the University of Rhode Island. From left: Brian Mullen, Nia Nguyen, Dacia Daly, Derrick DaCosa, Jillian Belanger, Joe Belanger.

A happy group.

Hannah Morgan (203), of Delmar NY, seemed happy to be at the event.

Every participant received a Race t-shirt.

Coveted prizes.

LRA Executive Director Peter Wild addresses the crowd before the Race begins.