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GLA is an Official Charity Partner of the NYC Marathon!

Join the GLA TCS New York Marathon Team and support GLA’s Mission to win the fight against Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.



Since 2018, GLA has had the honor of being the first Lyme disease organization named an official charity partner of the TCS New York City Marathon.

The 2021 TCS New York City Marathon will commemorate the race’s 50th running with runners from all over the world participating both in person and virtually, on Sunday, November 7th.

 **Please note that entry and participation in these events is dependent upon state and local regulations around COVID-19. GLA  is not in control of these events or circumstances and may need to adjust your participation.**


Our amazing GLA athletes take their passion for fitness and making a difference, and channel it into raising funds for GLA; the premier nonprofit dedicated to conquering Lyme and other tick-borne diseases through research, education and patient support programs.

GLA athletes will enjoy special perks, including:

  • Race entry to the 2021 NYC Marathon
  • GLA team racing jersey and goody box
  • Supporter t-shirts
  • Personal online fundraising webpage
  • Fundraising tips, strategies, and team communications
  • Downloadable marketing and promotional materials
  • Welcome dinner the night before the marathon

We also have sponsorship opportunities available.

Sponsor benefits include:

  • Company logo and mention on back of shirts
  • Mention on website, newsletters and in social media

If you are interested in having your company sponsor Team GLA and our mission, please contact: Stacy Velarde, Director of Development, GLA: stacy.velarde@gla.org to discuss available opportunities.

No Longer Accepting Applications for 2021.