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Registration is now open for the 2015 Daniel Feather Memorial 5K Run and Walk presented by Chautauqua Striders.
The 23rd Annual DF5K will be held Sunday, September 6th at Bergman Park, and acts as a kickoff event for the 36th Annual Greater Jamestown Labor Day Festival which follows the race from noon to 9:00pm at Bergman Park. Late registration and check-in will be 8:00 – 9:00am and the 5K Run/Walk will begin at 9:30am.
Register now at https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Jamestown/DanielFeatherMemorial5KRun
The DF5K course is a challenging jaunt that starts and finishes at Bergman Park in Jamestown, NY. This event historically attracts over 200 participants each year, and is one of the ten races selected for the 2015 Runner of the Years Series sponsored by WCA Center for Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, and Rehabilitation that will crown the year’s best overall and age group runners in the Southern Tier. Early DF5K sponsors include: Advanced Manufacturing Technology; The Legend Group; The Jock Shop; Michael Engdahl JD, MS, CFP; Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame; Southern Chautauqua FCU; Heritage Ministries; Sloan Melhuish Insurance; Lena’s Pizza; and Stuart Tool & Die. Proceeds from the Dan Feather 5K support Chautauqua Striders programs, as well as a scholarship given annually in memory of Dan Feather to a Chautauqua Striders Track Club student-athlete.
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 became a Jamestown Police Officer on March 4, 1974, and served as such until his death on May 12, 1992 when he suffered a brain aneurysm while riding his bike, training for an upcoming time trial. He was inducted posthumously into Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame on February 18, 1993.
In 1979 Dan Feather co-founded Chautauqua Striders, and served as a volunteer coach for several years. More than 35 years later Chautauqua Striders continues to offer programs designed to mentor and guide youth through education, advocacy, and athletics. Last year more than 1,100 students and athletes were involved in our school and community-based academic, advocacy, mentoring, and athletic programs.
Register online or pick up a race application at Chautauqua Striders, 301 East 2nd Street, Jamestown, NY 14701. Online registration and additional information is also available at www.chautauqua-striders.org. For further information, contact Chautauqua Striders at 488-2203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.