The following is a partial list of some of our past events. Learn more about they helped efforts to find a cure for and spread the word about prevention of Lyme disease. And be sure to check out our Upcoming Events for more activities and how you can get involved.

Saturday, June 3
Wente Mountain Biking Race • Willits, CA

The Wente race, held by Bike Monkey, was an “8-hour mountain biking relay and family camping extravaganza” with 550 mountain bikers participating. It was located at the beautiful, family-friendly Wente Scout Reservation in Willits, CA. Mountain bikers have an especially high risk of exposure so Bay Area Lyme Foundation is working to spread awareness about Lyme and preventing this insipid disease.


Sunday, May 21
LymeAid Benefit Gala • Portola Valley, CA

LymeAid® is Bay Area Lyme Foundation’s exclusive annual benefit dinner and live concert: an intimate event held at a private residence. Visit the LymeAid page for details or see our press release describing Lyme Aid 2017.LymeAid 2016 with Diana Ross


Speaker Series Talk • March 8, 2017
Treating Lyme Disease: A Functional and Integrative Medicine Approach to Lyme Disease

Bay Area Lyme Science Committee Member Lia Gaertner, MS, shared her personal experiences and reflections about her own trials with Lyme disease. Dr Sunjya K. Schweig provided in-depth information about tickborne diseases, and Lyme disease in particular—how they can cause complex, multi-system health issues with devastating consequences. Click here for more information about the Distinguished Speaker Series.


Mill Valley Health & Wellness Fair & Family Fun Run • Jan. 14, 2017

Bay Area Lyme Foundation co-sponsored a fun, healthy and exciting way to experience Health, Wellness and Community in Mill Valley. The 5K was a flat, fast and scenic fun along the Tamalpais Valley multi-use path. After the run, people attended the Health & Wellness Fair free of charge and perused local vendors to explore new ways they can get healthier, happier, and more involved in the community. There were kid-friendly activities such as face painting, jumpy house, crafts, and even a toddler dash. The Bay Area Lyme Foundation had a table with a raffle prize (“Enjoy the outdoors” basket) and provided the latest information about Lyme disease and prevention.

Speaker Series Talk • Nov. 3, 2016 • Corte Madera

Our first of several Distinguished Speaker Series events in Marin County featured a specialist in the treatment of Lyme, Todd Maderis, ND, LAc, Founder & Medical Director, Marin Natural Medicine Clinic. Lyme patient Kirsten Stein also shared her inspirational story. In addition, educational info and resources specific to Marin were presented. Details here.

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Polo for Lyme • Oct. 2, 2016 • Atherton

Bay Area Lyme’s fall season benefit at the Menlo Circus Club featuring live polo competition, an auction, lunch, and a champagne divot stomp was a fun Sunday afternoon. Thank you to all the many guests and generous sponsors! Click here for a snapshot of photos.


Speaker Series Talk • Sept. 14, 2016 • Portola Valley

Distinguished speaker Jordan Fisher Smith, Lyme patient and author of bestselling books, Nature Noir: A Park Ranger’s Patrol in the Sierra and Engineering Eden: The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial, and the Fight Over Controlling Nature, shared personal experiences and reflections about his own trials with Lyme disease. Click here for more information about the Distinguished Speaker Series.

County of San Mateo Fun Run Festival • July 30, 2016 
• Coyote Point Park

San Mateo County put on a fun and exciting event for County employees, their families, and friends. The festival included a 5K run, an accessible walking trail, booths, food, wellness classes, and live music. Bay Area Lyme was there answering questions and offering tips for Lyme prevention to a very large and interested audience.

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Marin County Fair • June 30 – July 4, 2016  San Rafael

The Marin County Fair featured a circus, farm animals, carnival rides, and live music and fireworks every night. Bay Area Lyme attended with our booth to provide the community with information about local tick prevalence and prevention of tick-borne diseases.

Tick Trailblaze • June 26, 2016 • Woodside

Bay Area Lyme Foundation and Sasquatch Racing presented the Tick Trailblaze 5k/10k/Half (and family friendly 1K) race at Sunday morning. Runners of all ages and experience came out to share in the beautiful day, running a cross-country course up and down hills in the beautiful Huddart Park.


Portola Valley Town Picnic 2016 • June 4

The annual Portola Valley Town Picnic features a Zots to Tots 2.5 mile foot, scooter, and bicycle race from the Alpine Inn to the Portola Valley Town Center and a community picnic with live music and games and activities hosted by the local Scout troops. Bay Area Lyme is a part of this annual tradition sharing relevant tips and answering questions at a information booth.


Speaker Series Talk • June 1, 2016 • Palo Alto

“Transmission Cycles & Risk Factors for Lyme Disease in CA”
Click here for more information about the Distinguished Speaker Series.

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LymeAid 2016 • May 1 • Palo Alto

LymeAid is Bay Area Lyme Foundation’s exclusive annual benefit dinner and live concert: an intimate event held at a private residence. This year LymeAid was held in Palo Alto and featured legendary performer Diana Ross. For more information, visit the LymeAid page or see our press release.

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Image courtesy of Drew Altizer

Speaker Series Talk • March 2, 2016  • Palo Alto

“The Primary Care Doctor & Emerging Tick-borne Disease:
How does the Diagnosis Get Made?”
Click here for more information about the Distinguished Speaker Series.

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Speaker Series Talk • December 2, 2015 • Portola Valley

“The Role the Immune System Plays in Lyme Diagnosis and Treatment”
Click here for more information about the Distinguished Speaker Series.

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Krampus Cross Country Race • December 13, 2015 • San Francisco

5K & 10K Road Race presented by Sasquatch Racing and Bay Area Lyme.
Click here for race details.


Hops & Harmony Halloween Party • October 31, 2015 • Portola Valley

This Halloween Party at Parkside Grille in Portola Valley returned local band, Dutch Uncle, the “Bay Area’s favorite arbiter of the best cover tunes in rock history,” to the Bay Area Lyme-sponsored stage playing classics from The Eagles, Jackson Browne, Paul McCartney, The Who, Edgar Winter and more. Prizes were awarded for best costume.

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Honey Badger Race • October 11, 2015 • San Rafael

5k, 10k & Half Marathon at Miwok Meadows, China Camp State Park presented by Sasquatch Racing and Bay Area Lyme.  Click here for race details.

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2015 Sonoma Music Festival • October 2-4 • Sonoma

Bruce Cohn and B.R. Cohn Charity Events presented the 2015 Sonoma Music Festival at the Field of Dreams near downtown Sonoma. The successor to the winery’s fabled 28-year fall festival, this event featured Chicago, America, Ringo Star and his All-Starr Band, Pablo Cruise, and The Doobie Brothers, Gregg Allman, Edgar Winter Band, and Tommy Castro & the Painkillers. Click here for event details.

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Suffering the Silence • Sept 15, 2015 • Mountain View

On Tuesday evening, September 15, Bay Area Lyme Foundation co-hosted a special event at Books, Inc. in Mountain View, with author Allie Cashel to launch her new book, Suffering the Silence: Chronic Lyme Disease in an Age of Denialstories of Lyme patients from all over the world and their struggles for recognition and treatment of this debilitating disease. Learn more about Allie’s story on our Faces of Lyme page and on the website, an online community designed for people living with chronic illness, co-founded by Allie and a good friend.

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Annadel XC Race • September 2, 2015 • Santa Rosa

Bike Monkey’s reincarnation of mountain bike racing in one of our most beloved state parks—Annadel State Park in Santa Rosa, CA. A fund-raising event, the money raised goes right back into the trail system.”  Click here for race details.

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Speaker Series Talk • September 9, 2015 • Portola Valley

“Hunting the Elusive Culprit of Lyme”
We are excited about the resounding success of our first Distinguished Speaker Series event—a series of free speaker forums that focus on our research and science programs, as well as general information on Lyme disease prevention. This first event was held at a private home in Portola Valley. Read more about this informative evening in our blogClick here for more information about the Distinguished Speaker Series.

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Tick Trailblaze • August 2, 2015 • Woodside

On Sunday, August 2nd, Bay Area Lyme Foundation and Sasquatch Racing presented the “Tick Trailblaze,” family-friendly 5K, 10K, and half-marathon trail runs at Huddart Park in Woodside. Participants enjoyed epic views, fabulous runs, and a festive post race picnic experience. Note: Bay Area Lyme Foundation partnered with Sasquatch Racing in launching Team Tick Trail Stompers. This fun, ‘fitlanthropic’ program provides an opportunity to fundraise for Lyme disease research and receive free race entry and additional prizes from Sasquatch Racing and it’s free to register! Fundraise for Bay Area Lyme Foundation ($75, $150, $300, $500) and 100% of your contributions will go directly to Bay Area Lyme scientific research.

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Portola Valley Town Picnic 2015 • June 6

On Saturday, June 6, the annual Portola Valley Town Picnic was a great success!  We started the day at 10:00 am with the Zots to Tots foot- and bicycle-race from the Alpine Inn to the Portola Valley Town Center, then enjoyed fun and games for the whole family at the Town Center! We even introduced our Bay Area Lyme mascot — Willow, the miniature horse — to the community.

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LymeAid 2015 • May 17 • Portola Valley

On Sunday, May 17, our yearly LymeAid fundraiser, headlined by Huey Lewis and The News live in concert, brought the power of love to the fight for a cure.  More than 30 researchers from across the country came to show their support and to share their scientific insights with guests. Bay Area Lyme presented the 2015 Emerging Leader Award and a $100,000 grant for research efforts exploring a potential biomarker for Lyme disease. For more information about the event, see the press release or the event story in Haute Living.


The Sasquatch Scramble Race • April 26, 2015 • Oakland

Bay Area Lyme Foundation is a proud sponsor of Sasquatch Racing for their 2015 racing season. Now in its third year, Sasquatch Racing produces family-friendly trail running events across the Bay Area for novice and experienced runners interested in tackling the 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon race distances. This race took place in Redwood Regional Park.

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Hops & Harmony – Rock Back in Time for Lyme • September 28, 2015 • Atherton

This free music festival and picnic featured local bands Dutch Uncle, Olive & the Dirty Martinis, and Dr. Sig’s 100% Natural Good Time Family Band. Read more about the event in our blog.

LymeAid 2014 • April 27 • Portola Valley

LymeAid 2014 raised another $500,000 toward solutions for Lyme disease. During the event, world class scientists from Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and Stanford discussed the latest breakthroughs in the fight against Lyme disease.

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LymeAid 2013 • May 12 • Portola Valley

LymeAid 2013 raises more than $400,000 for Lyme research. 100% of the funds raised will directly support Bay Area Lyme Foundation’s programs including philanthropic seed capital for a national Lyme biorepository.

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Image courtesy of Drew Altizer

Polo for Lyme 2013 • October 13 • Atherton

Polo for Lyme 2013 brings 550 guests and 75 volunteers together at the polo fields adjacent to Menlo Circus Club in Atherton to cheer, dine, dance and drink champagne–all in support of spreading awareness and a better Lyme diagnostic.

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