September 05 - 12, 2020

Laurel 150th Anniversary Virtual 5K on Emancipation Day

September 05 - 12, 2020 Organized by Blue Cheetah Sports Timing, LLC

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September 05 - 12, 2020
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday


Laurel 150th Anniversary Virtual 5K on Emancipation Day

7/29/2020 - Registration update:  Due to the CoVid-19 restrictions and concerns, the City of Laurel has made the difficult decision to convert this race into a virtual event.  In the next few days, all registered those registered will receive information about the virtual race. We thank you for your patience and understanding. 


Please register by August 18 to receive a shirt with your registration.  All virtual participants will receive a race bib and medal.

REGISTRATION UPDATE!  Due to the current mandatory restrictions on multiple-person gatherings, the Laurel Sesquicentennial 5K has been postponed until September 5, 2020.  Registration will remain open until that date.  All existing registrations will be transferred to the new date of Saturday, September 5, 2020.  



Proceeds from this event will raise funds for a new Laurel Diabetes Awareness Initiative.

Purpose: Diabetes is life changing! In addition to millions of people diagnosed with diabetes, there are millions unaware that they are diabetic or pre-diabetic. The City of Laurel 150th Anniversary 5K Run/Walk/Fun Walk will raise funds for a new Laurel Diabetes Awareness Initiative. For more information about diabetes go to

5K Details Registration Includes

  • Laurel 150th Anniversary 5K Run/Walk and Fun Walk Commemorative T-shirt (must register by August 17, 2020. If you register after August 17, 2020 the Commemorative T-Shirt will not be available.
  • A Laurel 150th Commemorative Running Bib for all participants.
  • A Laurel 150th Anniversary 5K Run/Walk Finisher Medal

This event will be professionally chip timed by Blue Cheetah Sports Timing

Event details and schedule

Virtual Event - Sept 5 - 12 2020




Due to CoViD-19, The City of Laurel has determined that the Laurel Sesquicentennial 5K will be run as entirely virtual race.  Everyone who is currently registered will be considered a virtual racer. 


During the first week of September, you will recieve your race bib, shirt, and medal in the mail.  You may run your virtual distance any time between September 5, 2020 and September 12, 2020.  Results may be submitted to:


Results may be submitted in the form of a photo of your sports watch, phone app, or treadmill screen showing your time and distance (3.1M /5K, or 1 Mile).  Please include your name and bib #


Please send photos of your virtual event! We wish we could have a traditional race to celebrate this milestone for the city, but the current conditions will not allow that at this time.  We hope to "see" you out there!


Fee: $25 Registration 

No refunds will be offered.

Questions: Contact City of Laurel Parks and Recreation at or 301-725-7800.


This is a Laurel 150th Anniversary Passport Event!


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