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!

Take part in the Virtual Laurel Run!

Posted by Chris Anderson - June 22, 2016 - 8K Run, Laurel-thon - No Comments

Disappointed because you can’t make it to Laurel Run this year?  Relax!  We’ve come up with a way for you to take part in Laurel Run, no matter where you are.

Each year, we know there are many people who would like to be part of Laurel Run but are unable to do so, either because they have other local commitments during Laurel Run; they’ll be out of the area when Laurel Run takes place; they don’t have transportation; or they live outside of Western New York.  For this reason, we’ve created the Virtual Laurel Run so that everyone can have a chance to be part of this wonderful event.

Taking part in the Virtual Laurel Run is simple.  First, decide what you want to do – for instance, you could do a 5-kilometer walk or an 8K run, or even take on the 30-mile Laurel-thon.  Or you could choose your own distance to walk or run (or bicycle, or rollerblade, or kayak, etc.).  Then, sometime during the week before or after Laurel Run, go out and complete your personal Laurel Run.  You can choose to do your Virtual Laurel Run on the same day of the main Laurel Run; or you can accomplish it over the course of several days, which may be a better option for people who want to cover a long distance such as running 30 miles or bicycling 100 miles.  You’re only limited by your imagination!  The point is to demonstrate your support for people with special needs by agreeing to Go the Distance and completing your personal Laurel Run.

Participating in the Virtual Laurel Run is free.  To make it official, go to www.crowdrise.com/VirtualLaurelRun2016 and register.  If you’re feeling inspired, you can set up a personal fund-raising page and collect donations from family members, friends and co-workers in support of your personal Laurel Run.  Everyone who raises or donates at least $50 will receive a 2016 Laurel Run T-shirt and a finisher’s medal made by individuals with special needs.

Remember to post about your Virtual Laurel Run using the hashtag #LaurelRun.

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