The fourth annual Sam’s Run is coming soon

Connor Waddingham
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Sam’s Run, in honor of Sam Meling, promotes Suicide prevention and Awareness of Mental Health.

Sam’s Run, in honor of Sam Meling, promotes Suicide prevention and Awareness of Mental Health.

After three successful years of the Sam’s Run in Laurel, Step In, a program designed to increase community awareness of suicide prevention and the importance of mental health, will host be hosting another Sam’s Run next weekend. The run will consist of a 5K race where participants may race or walk, and they can also enjoy a pancake breakfast during the event. Prior to the 5K race, there will be an informal Kid’s Run, which will help spread mental health awareness to the younger participants. Levi Taylor of Laurel has won the 5K the past two years.

The 5K race will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 17, with the Kid’s Run starting at 7:45 a.m. The race will start and end at the Laurel Sports Complex, with a map of the 5K race given at packet pickup. Packet pick up for locals will be from 4-7 p.m. at Rock Church (820 W 9th Street Laurel) on Friday, August 16. There will be limited packet pickup available for those traveling on the morning of race day from 6:40-7:40 a.m. The cost for the 5K race is $20 per runner. The Kid’s Run is untimed and free.

Please join the hundreds of racers and the community of Laurel to increase awareness and come together as a community to show support for mental health and making healthy choices.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Tuesdays, Noon, Beartooth Grill, 305 1st Ave. S.
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Fourth Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Eagles Hall, 313 W. Main, 628-4503
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
10 a.m., Laurel Public Library, 720 West Third Street, Laurel, 628-4961
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., check www.laurelexchangeclub.org for more info. Find them on Facebook www.facebook.com/laurelexchangeclub . Email them to find out meeting time and to join: clubinfo@laurelexchangeclub.org The club will have a meeting or volunteer activity. Meeting location is Sid's East Side Bar & Grill on first and third Wednesdays of each month. Members and guests eat free.  Volunteer activity on the second Wednesday of each month. Check their facebook page for updates.  Every fourth Wednesday is for a club social activity. 
Monday, September 2, 2019
• Corinthian Lodge No. 72, AF&AM, first & third Monday, 7:30 p.m., Masonic Temple, Laurel Masonic Temple, 9900 Airport Road (except July-August)
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Tuesdays, Noon, Beartooth Grill, 305 1st Ave. S.

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