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!

Category: Relay Run

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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Trio set to tackle Laurel-thon

Posted by Chris Anderson - June 28, 2015 - Laurel-thon, Relay Run
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For the third straight year, several people are setting their sights on tackling the grueling Laurel-thon.  And this year, the event will have an international flavor. The Laurel-thon is held in conjunction with the annual flag relay, in which volunteers take turns running from Jamestown to Dunkirk.  The relay legs are anywhere from 1 to […]

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Premier to sponsor Laurel Run Flag Relay

Posted by Chris Anderson - April 23, 2015 - Events, Laurel-thon, Relay Run, Sponsorship
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Employees from the Lakeview Shock Incarceration Facility lead the final group of runners to the finish of last year’s Jamestown-to-Dunkirk flag relay.

The Laurel Run Planning Committee is pleased to announce that Premier Consulting Associates has agreed to sponsor the Laurel Run Flag Relay again this year. This year’s flag relay takes place Friday, July 17.  The relay is the traditional kickoff to Laurel Run weekend.  Beginning at The Resource Center’s Michael J. Raymond Center in Jamestown, […]

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