Laurel Memorial Run Kicks Off

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JAMESTOWN – The annual Laurel Memorial Run and Walk kicked off in Jamestown on Friday morning, highlighting the ability of those with disabilities.

The run started at McCrea Point Park, featuring a lone runner who will make his way to Dunkirk later in the afternoon.

Among the highlights, was Laurel’s Legacy Lap, which featured those with disabilities taking a lap showing off their abilities.

Laurel’s parents, Wayne and Elaine Hotelling, partnered with several groups, including the Resource Center, to host the event in tribute of their daughter.

While the run will continue next year, the Hotelling’s announced they plan to step aside.

Events continue Saturday in Silver Creek, with an 8:10 a.m. opening ceremony before a 5K walk, 8K run, another legacy lap and awards ceremony mid-morning.


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