Laurel Run to include Corporate Challenge
So you think your business, school or place of worship has the fastest people in the area? Find out by putting together a team and competing in the Corporate Challenge at the 21st annual Laurel Run/Walk on Saturday, July 15, in Silver Creek.
The Laurel Run/Walk, which raises money to support people with disabilities, includes an 8-kilometer running race and a 5K walk. For the Corporate Challenge, prizes will be awarded to the three fastest teams in each event. A team’s time will be based on the combined times of the team’s first four finishers.
Prizes also will be awarded to the team with the most members and the team that exhibits the best Laurel Run spirit.
Entry fees are $20 for people age 18 or older and $15 for those 17 or younger. Team members should register individually by visiting www.laurel-run.com/sign-up-here/regular-signup. Once at the web site, people can register online or print out a paper version of the entry form.
For $600, an organization can become a Corporate Challenge sponsor. A Corporate Challenge sponsor can register a team of up to 20 people, and the organization’s logo will appear on the 2017 Laurel Run T-shirt that is given to all Laurel Run/Walk participants. Organizations interested in being a Corporate Sponsor must submit their logo by June 15 to ensure that it will appear on the shirt. For more information or to register as a Corporate Challenge Sponsor, visit www.laurel-run.com/sign-up-here/corporate-sponsor-signup.
Team rosters must be finalized by July 11.
The 21st annual Laurel Run/Walk will be held in downtown Silver Creek. Check-in and late registration begin at 7:00 a.m. in the Village Square. The 5K walk begins at 8:30, while the 8K run will start at 9:00. Other events that day include fun runs for children age 7 and younger, plus Laurel’s Lap, which is for anyone with a disability. There also will be a party in the Village Square featuring free refreshments, music, and activities for children and adults.
Laurel Run was created in 1997 by Wayne and Elaine Hotelling of Silver Creek, in honor of their oldest daughter. Laurel Run is a celebration of the potential that exists within everyone who has a disability. Laurel herself is a good example – not given much of a chance of having a long or meaningful life when diagnosed with Down syndrome as a baby, Laurel today is a happy 54-year-old who plays the piano and has had a job at The Resource Center for more than 30 years.
Money raised through Laurel Run goes to Filling the Gap, Inc., an organization that works with The Resource Center’s to improve the lives of people with disabilities.
For more information about Laurel Run, phone 661-4735.