This sponsored press release is paid advertising by Tower to Town.

Join us this weekend for the third annual Tower to Town 10-mile Trail Run hosted by The Lebanon Valley Conservancy and Community Health Council of Lebanon County. This year’s COVID edition will feature a course through the forested trails of Mount Gretna and the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail (LVRT). The race will begin and end at the Clarence Shock Memorial Park environmental center.

The racers will begin with a staggered registration and start. “The wider trails and staggered start will give racers room to safely navigate the course in a socially distanced manner,” shared Nicole Maurer, executive director of the Community Health Council of Lebanon County and Tower to Town race director. We invite racers to challenge themselves on this 10-mile trail run. Awards will be given at a virtual award ceremony later in the day.

Monies raised from Tower to Town will benefit the John E. Wengert Memorial Park. “The park is going to be a unique recreational area for Lebanon County… the plan includes a bike safety garden, fitness areas and a beautiful promenade,” explained Laurie Crawford, executive director for The Lebanon Valley Conservancy. “The park will be located along Chestnut Street and will serve as a trailhead for the 8th street Rail Trail,” added Crawford. Proceeds also benefit the Lebanon Valley Conservancy and the Community Health Council.

This year’s title sponsor is UPMC. We would also like to thank this year’s mile sponsors: Run PA, G.F. Bowman, Barr Associates, First Citizen’s Community Bank, Swiss Premium, Fulton Bank, Clearview Financial Partners, and the Blue Bird Inn. It is because of our generous sponsors and a County of Lebanon Hotel Tax grant that we can provide a great event during this challenging year. There is still time to sign up, visit the website to register. Race day registrations will also be accepted.

About the Lebanon Valley Conservancy
The Lebanon Valley Conservancy was formed in 2000 by a group of dedicated individuals representing various conservation organizations and groups that actively protect natural habitats, historical resources and farmland in Lebanon County. In cooperation with neighboring conservancies and trusts, as well as local and state governments, the Lebanon Valley Conservancy seeks to protect cultural, historical and natural resources. To learn more, call 717.273.6400 or visit

About the Community Health Council of Lebanon County
The Community Health Council of Lebanon County was established in 1994, bringing together stakeholders from across the community to discuss common health goals and collaborative opportunities. The Community Health Council works together to develop and mobilize resources to enhance the health of Lebanon County. For additional information, call 717.270.7935 or visit