Fight the Bite 5K

Fight the Bite 5K Run &
1 Mile Fun Run Walk Wag

Saturday, October 6, 2018 ~ 8:00am
Veterans Park – Hoover, AL
Register Online:

2018 Fight the Bite Results:
5K Results [Click Here]
5K Searchable Results [Click Here]

How do I register for Fight the Bite 5K:
How to register or change your registration information [Click Here]
Register for the race and create a Team or Join a team and invite your friends!
How to Create a Team [Click Here]
How to Join a Team [Click Here]
List of Teams and Team Members [Click Here]
Fundraising Tips [Click Here]
Fundraise $200 and receive your entry fee back. Must register for the race and sign up as an individual fundraiser. Register your Team as a fundraiser as well and win Top Fundraising Team! [Click Here to Start]

Course Maps:
5K Course Map PDF [Click Here]
NOTE:  Participants must complete the entire course and not cut the course to shorten the distance.  Cutting the course will result in the participant being disqualified and not eligible for awards. 

Entry Fees: [Click Here] 5K is Chip Timed by the Right Time timing company.
Cotton short sleeve T-shirts to first 200 to register.)
Sizes: Adult: S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXL, Youth Medium
Race t-shirts will be Performance Unisex T-shirt, Athletic Cut
Virtual Race t-shirts will be Softstyle Fashion Fit Unisex T-shirt
Register by September 25th to guarantee your t-shirt size.
Virtual Run must register by September 25th

What is included in Entry Fee:
* Race day t-shirt
* Lyme related swag
* Race bib (Virtual runners will not get a bib #).
* One free drawing ticket is included with your registration giving YOU the chance to win a 55” 4K TV! (Virtual runners not eligible).

Race Packet Pickup Information:
Pre-Race Packet Pickup and In-Person Registration:
Friday, October 6 2018 from 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Trak Shak – 280
East, 4700 US-280 #9,
Birmingham, AL 35242
[Directions | Map]

Race Day Location:
Veterans Park
4800 Valleydale Road
Hoover, AL 35242
[Directions | Map]

Race Day Agenda: October 6, 2018
7:00am – Registration Opens
7:30am – 5K Registration Closes
8:00am – 5K Start
8:45am – 1 Mile Fun Run Closes
9:00am – 1 Mile Fun Run Start
9:30am – 5K Awards

Top Overall Male and Female $100 cash
2nd Overall Male and Female $50 cash
3rd Overall Male and Female $25 cash
Medals for Top Male and Female (10 Year Age Groups)
Age groups (10 and under, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39,40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+)

Race Day Countdown:

Please be sure to join us after the race for prizes, awards ceremony, sponsor displays, and AWARENESS EXPO! 

Must be on a leash. Pit Bulls, German Shepherds, and Dobermans NOT permitted per insurance regulations.
Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up if the pet needs to take care of “business”.
Pet owner regardless of participating in the event are responsible for the actions and behaviors of the pet when interacting with other pets and humans.

Run your virtual Race solo, or grab the family, neighbors, and friends to join in with you. Choose to run/walk/wag at any location and time of day you want. We recommend joining in the fun on October 6th VIRTUALLY from your location. Be sure to share your selfies with us via Facebook!   As a virtual participant, you will receive a t-shirt, and Lyme related swag item. Your race swag & T-shirt will be mailed by September 28th (Those participating in the virtual race are not eligible for awards or raffles.)  Virtual Runners will need to register by September 26th. 

Bib Number Transfer and Cancellation Policy:
There are NO refunds of registration fees. Bib number transfers of registration must be completed by October 1, 2018. **If you need to make changes to your registration or transfer to another participant [Click Here] for instructions on how to change your registration. This event will occur rain or shine, warm or cold. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. In that event, there will be no refunds, rather, your entry fee will be used as a donation to the Alabama Lyme Disease Association.

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Race Benefits:  
The Alabama Lyme Disease Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that serves the community in Alabama (and beyond) through awareness, education, outreach, and research. As the central voice for patients affected by Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses in Alabama, it is our mission to educate those affected by tick-borne diseases, Caregivers, Healthcare Professionals and the General Public. We have partnered and will continue to partner, with researchers, legislative partners and medical providers to provide a voice for those affected through advocacy, education, science-based research, legislative change and patient/caregiver support.

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