We’d like to thank everyone for their support and sponsorship of the 2017 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 20-21 in 2018. See you then!

Category: Relay Run

In Loving Memory of Laurel

Posted by Chris Anderson - July 16, 2018 - 8K Run, Events, Fund-raiser, Laurel-thon, News, Newspaper Sales, Promotions, Relay Run, Sponsorship
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For 21 years, Laurel Hotelling was the main fixture at the event that bears her name.  A small woman with a big smile and a winning personality, she was the focal point of many of the photographs taken during Laurel Run.  And she was a constant presence at many of the activities surrounding the event. […]

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Jamestown-to-Dunkirk bike ride planned for Laurel Run

Posted by Chris Anderson - July 16, 2018 - 8K Run, Dedication, Events, Fund-raiser, Laurel-thon, News, Relay Run
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Area bicycling enthusiasts interested in taking a charity ride to support people with disabilities are invited to take part in a planned ride from Jamestown to Dunkirk on Friday, July 20. The bike ride is part of the first day of the 22nd annual Laurel Memorial Run & Walk.  Participants should go to The Resource […]

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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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20th Laurel Run a success!

Posted by Chris Anderson - August 31, 2016 - 8K Run, Laurel-thon, Newspaper Sales, Relay Run
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Despite the absence of Laurel from some of the festivities, the 20th annual Laurel Run was a success, and organizers are already looking ahead to next year. Laurel Run was created in 1997 by Wayne and Elaine Hotelling of Silver Creek. The event is named in honor of their oldest daughter. Laurel Run is a celebration […]

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Kwik Fill to raise money for Laurel Run in July

Posted by Chris Anderson - June 25, 2016 - 8K Run, Promotions, Relay Run
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Area residents can show their support for people with disabilities by buying a paper sneaker at Kwik Fill. From July 1 through July 17, United Refining Company’s Kwik Fill and Red Apple Food Mart locations will be selling paper sneakers to raise money for the 20th annual Laurel Run. This is the 14th straight year […]

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