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LAUREL FESTIVAL 10K PRESS RELEASE:

The Laurel Festival 10K will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 17 at Packer Park on Queen Street in Wellsboro. The two-mile Fun Run/Walk will start at 9:05 a.m.

Age categories in the 10K for males and females are: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and over. The course is a challenging one, with both paved and dirt surfaces and rolling hills that provide views of the majestic scenery of Pennsylvania Grand Canyon country.


Registration for the 10K is $25. Those who pre-register by Thursday, June 1 will receive a free tech shirt, courtesy of First Citizens Community Bank,  and be entered in the early bird drawing for a chance to win $25 in Wellsboro Chamber Dollars to spend in area businesses. Those who do not pre-register will have the option to purchase a race shirt the day of the event.


The entry fee for the two-mile Fun Run/Walk is $5.

Packet pick-up and registration for both the 10K and Fun Run will be from 7:45 a.m.-8:45 a.m. on race day in Packer Park. Those who register that day must pay with cash or a check. Prior to race day, registrants can pay with Visa or MasterCard.

InstaResults will provide timing for the race and the Tioga County Amateur Radio Club will handle communications.

Susquehanna Health’s Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital is sponsoring the 10K and Fun Run/Walk awards. For the 10K race, medals, certificates and other prizes will be awarded. Fun Run participants will each receive a commemorative ribbon; first place finishers will receive a medal.

Pepsi and Weis Markets are providing free post-race refreshments to all runners.

For course maps and registration forms for the 10K and Fun Run, contact the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce office on or before Friday, June 16 by calling 570-724-1926; emailing info@wellsboropa.com or stopping in at 114 Main Street, Wellsboro