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

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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.

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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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