The 4th annual Tower to Town 10-mile run will set off from Clarence Schock Memorial Park Nature Center, commonly known as Governor Dick Park, at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 3., rain or shine.

Proceeds will benefit the construction of the John E. Wengert Memorial Park on West Chestnut Street, a vital link in the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail, plus the Lebanon Valley Conservancy and the Community Health Council of Lebanon Valley

The course can be run solo, or as part of a relay team.  

It’s a point-to-point route, so runners can catch pre-race shuttle buses from the finish line at Optimist Park to the start line.  There will be three shuttles, starting at 8:00 a.m.

The first three and a half miles feature hills and a run up to the Governor Dick fire tower on forested trails.  Expect some rocks and maybe a little mud.

The course is mostly downhill or flat after that, with six miles on the LVRT. You can run the virtual route here.

Solo registration is $40 per person on or before Sept. 11, and $50 per person after that, including on race day. Relay teams will pay $30 and $40 per person on the same schedule.

Race day registration will be 8 to 9 a.m. at Schock Park.

And, there will be swag for early registrants. According to race sponsors, “entries include a something special if [registered] by 09/11/21, after that date & including race day [available] while supply lasts.” Race official Nicole Maurer has confirmed that, “[t]his year’s swag includes custom SOCKS and a commemorative tree sapling!”

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Chris Coyle writes primarily on government, the courts, and business. He retired as an attorney at the end of 2018, after concentrating for nearly four decades on civil and criminal litigation and trials. A career highlight was successfully defending a retired Pennsylvania state trooper who was accused,...