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!

Archive: June, 2017

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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City of Dunkirk to host victory celebration

Posted by Chris Anderson - June 25, 2017 - Relay Run
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Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas reads a Laurel Run proclamation to Laurel Hotelling and her parents, Wayne and Elaine, during last year’s victory celebration. By Mark Stevens For the 11th year in a row, the city of Dunkirk will roll out its welcome mat for the Laurel Run Flag Relay victory celebration in Washington Park on […]

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Three set to tackle 30-mile `Laurel-thon’

Posted by Chris Anderson - June 25, 2017 - Laurel-thon
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Keith and Rose pose before setting off on the 2016 Laurel-thon. By Mark Stevens As part of the Laurel Run, Keith Gregoire of Amherst is set to take part in the 30-mile ‘Laurel-thon’ from Jamestown to Dunkirk on Friday the 14th.  It will be his fifth consecutive Laurel-thon. “It was my friend Paul Gavin’s idea, […]

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8K Run to award double points

Posted by Chris Anderson - June 5, 2017 - 8K Run, News
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Serious runners have twice as many reasons to compete in this year’s Laurel Run 8-kilometer race. Again this year, the 8K Run is part of the Chautauqua Striders Runner of the Year Series. New for 2017, the 8K Run has been designated as one of three Diamond races. Diamond races will award double points in […]

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