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The Lebanon Valley Conservancy and Community Health Council of Lebanon County have teamed up for a second year to host “Tower to Town,” a 10-mile trail run, beginning in the scenic woods of Mt. Gretna and ending in the city of Lebanon.

The race will begin at 9:30 a.m. on October 6 at the Clarence Schock Memorial Park Nature Center along Pinch Road in Lebanon. Runners will head up to the Governor Dick tower and then down the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail, finishing at Optimist Park. The first 3.4 miles of the race take place on the grounds of the Clarence Schock Memorial Park, followed by a flatter, descending course on the Rail Trail. Relay runners split the course, trading off at the nostalgic Root Beer Barrel landmark in Cornwall. “We’ll have swag bags for racers after they cross the finish line… and we have a great after party planned with music, pizza, fresh apple cider and more!” added Laurie Crawford, executive director of The Lebanon Valley Conservancy.

Last year, the inaugural Tower to Town event brought in more than 150 runners to race along the unique course, showcasing the forested trails of Mount Gretna, the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail, historic Cornwall and the growing city of Lebanon. “It’s a fun run! We had a great response from surrounding communities last year and hope to have even more runners this year,” shared Nicole Maurer, race director and executive director of the Community Health Council of Lebanon County. “The race is perfect for training for a half-marathon or full marathon, but it’s also a great fit for beginners or casual runners because of the option to run as a two-person relay.”

The cost for the race is $40/person (solo runners) or $30/person (relay runners) for those who register by September 20. Race information, registration, course maps and sponsorship opportunities can be found at: Proceeds from the race benefit the construction of the John E. Wengert Memorial Park, which is planned to offer health and fitness opportunities, environmental education, and a link to the Rail-Trail in downtown Lebanon.

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