We’d like to thank everyone for their support and sponsorship of the 2016 Laurel Run! Without your kind contributions none of this would be possible. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU! For those already thinking about next year’s event it’s already being planned and will take place July 14-15 in 2017. See you then!
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Laurel ready to roll after a tough year

Posted by Chris Anderson - July 7, 2017 - News
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By Mark Stevens Wild horses couldn’t keep Laurel Hotelling away this year from the annual event that bears her name, after being sidelined in the hospital just before last year’s Laurel Run. In fact, Laurel spent much of 2016 and some of 2017 in and out of various hospitals. “It was a long haul, but […]

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8K and 5K team rosters due Monday, July 10

Posted by Chris Anderson - July 7, 2017 - 8K Run, Events
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Again this year, the 8-kilometer run and the 5-kilometer walk at Laurel Run will include team competitions. For each event, plaques will be awarded to the three fastest teams, with a team’s time being based on the combined times of its first four team members to cross the finish line. In order to avoid confusion […]

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Applebee’s raising money for Laurel Run July 11

Posted by Chris Anderson - July 3, 2017 - Fund-raiser
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On Tuesday, July 11, Chautauqua County residents can support people with special needs just by dining at Applebee’s. From 11:00 a.m. to midnight, the Applebee’s restaurants in Dunkirk and Lakewood will hold “Dining to Donate” promotions to benefit the 21st annual Laurel Run. The restaurants will donate 10 percent of the price of your meal […]

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Silver Creek student designs winning logo

Posted by Chris Anderson - June 25, 2017 - Logo Contest
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Silver Creek High School student Sean Marchant has won the contest to design the logo for the 2017 Laurel Run. The design created by Marchant was selected the winner from among dozens of designs submitted by students at area high schools. Internal voting at The Resource Center and Filling the Gap, Inc., resulted in eight […]

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2017 Laurel Run dedicated to four who have passed away

Posted by Chris Anderson - June 25, 2017 - Dedication
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Ginger DeStevens (center, in wheelchair) leads the way at the start of last year’s Laurel’s Lap. By Mark Stevens Because Laurel Run has been around for a long time, it’s a sad reality that just about every year, organizers grieve the deaths of people who have had a connection with the event during the past […]

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Laurel Run: Why I participate

Posted by Chris Anderson - June 25, 2017 - Relay Run
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Laurel Hotelling poses with members of the Maple Grove cross-country team before the start of last year’s flag relay. By Mark Stevens Over the course of 20 years, thousands of runners and walkers have stepped forward and participated in the Laurel Run in one way or another.  Some take part in portions of the 30-mile […]

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