2014 Daniel Feather Memorial 5-K Race and Walk

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The 2014 Daniel Feather Memorial 5-K Race and Fitness Walk, presented by Chautauqua Striders, will be held on Sunday, August 31 at Bergman Park. The race is held as part of the City of Jamestown’s Labor Day Festival. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk following at 9:30 a.m.
The Daniel W. Feather Memorial Race includes a 5-K run and walk. The race is also part of the 2014 Runner of the Year Series. The USATF Certified course starts and finishes on Baker Street with a pleasant tour of the city’s residential south and west side neighborhoods. Last year Dallen Ashby of Jamestown, NY in 18:29.22 and Kylee Witchey-Clement of Pittsburgh, PA was the first female finisher at 20:47.29. The first male police officer was Jason Weismiller of Erie, PA in a time of 21.36.99. Kristen Bergquist of Erie, PA was the first female police officer in a time of 26:35.89.
Online Registration is available at www.chautauqua-striders.org for $25.00 and closes on August 25 at 11:59 p.m. Competitors who register prior to or on August 25 deadline will receive a goodie-bag and a custom made t-shirt. All late entries/registration received on or after Tuesday, August 26 will be $25.00.
Daniel W. Feather had a lifelong interest in running which led him to the New York State and International Police Olympics, where he earned numerous gold and silver medals. For several years, he also participated successfully in area triathlons. Dan Feather received the Chautauqua County Gold Achievement Award for personal fitness, and was also selected as one of Jamestown Community College’s 50 Greatest Athletes. He was inducted posthumously into Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame on February 18, 1993.
Daniel Feather became a Jamestown Police Officer on March 4, 1974, and served as such until his death on May 12, 1992. Dan suffered a brain aneurysm while riding his bike, training for an upcoming time trial.
Daniel Feather co-founded Chautauqua Striders in 1979, and served as a volunteer coach for several years. Since its inception, Chautauqua Striders has grown tremendously. Last year, over 1,800 students were involved in various before and after school programs. These students took advantage of the following services provided by the organization: tutoring and mentoring programs; PSAT/SAT workshops; outreach assistance; athletic related activities; and participation in the US Track & Field National Junior Olympics.
All proceeds from the race go to the Chautauqua Striders Track Club and to a college scholarship for a local track & field athlete in memory of Daniel Feather.
Race applications are available at the following locations: Jamestown Police Department, YMCA of Jamestown and Lakewood, and the Jamestown Cycle Shop. Online registration and additional information is also available at www.chautauqua-striders.org. For further information, contact David Reinhardt with the Chautauqua Striders at 488-2203 ext. 221 or david@chautauqua-striders.org.

 

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, August 31, 2014 Registration at 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Race at 9:30 a.m.

LOCATION:
Bergman Park
Jamestown, NY 14701

CONTACT:
David Reinhardt
(w)716-488-2203 x 221
(c)716-450-2688
david@chautauqua-striders.org
ENTRY OPTIONS

OPTION 1 – $25.00
3 Mile Dash or Walk
DF5K Run or Walk Registration
Short Sleeve Tech Shirt

OPTION 2 – $16.00
3 Mile Dash or Walk
DF5K Run or Walk Registration
No Shirt or Swag

OPTION 3 – $20.00
DF5K Run or Walk
Athletic Club Member Discount
DF5K Run or Walk Registration
Short Sleeve Tech Shirt

OPTION 4 – $11.00
DF5K Run or Walk
Athletic Club Member Discount
DF5K Run or Walk Registration
No Shirt or Swag