Laurel Ridge Middletown Campus to host fifth annual Wits for Wellness

For Immediate Release:
April 10, 2018

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

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Laurel Ridge is hosting its fifth annual Wits for Wellness 5k at our Middletown Campus on Saturday, April 21. Awards will be presented to the top three males and top three females in each age group, starting at 10 and under through 70 and older.

The entry fee is $25. The annual race always benefits an Laurel Ridge Educational Foundation scholarship or fund, and this year all proceeds will go to the Tanya Bock Emergency Fund for Nursing Students.

“The Wits for Wellness 5K is a great way for members of the community – whether they’re Laurel Ridge students or faculty, or part of the wider community – to have a good time and improve their health,” says Stacey Ellis, associate professor and program lead of health, physical education and recreation at Laurel Ridge. “And, this year, they’ll be improving the health of the region by aiding our nursing students who may be in need of emergency assistance as they continue their journey to becoming registered nurses.”

The race begins at 9 a.m., and race-day registration is 7:15-8:45 a.m. To register online or find out more about the race, visit



Founded in 1970, Laurel Ridge Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With three locations — Middletown, Warrenton, and Luray-Page County — the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. Laurel Ridge offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. Laurel Ridge also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. Laurel Ridge serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Laurel Ridge Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Laurel Ridge Community College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Laurel Ridge Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

Laurel Ridge Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities. Laurel Ridge shall promote and maintain equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions including lactation, age (except when age is a bona fide occupational qualification), status as a veteran, national origin, or other non-merit factors. Laurel Ridge also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment. Inquiries may be directed to the Associate Vice President, Human Resources, [email protected]173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA 22645, 540-868-7226.

Laurel Ridge Community College was known as Lord Fairfax Community College until June 2022. For consistency purposes, the college will be referenced as Laurel Ridge going forward.