2017 Prendergast Run for Literacy Approaching Quickly

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James Prendergast Library

The date of Saturday, May 13 is closing in quickly, and James Prendergast Library will be hosting its 11th annual 5K run/walk. Sponsors for the 2017 Prendergast Run for Literacy include Cummins Engine, Wegmans, Jamestown Mattress Company, Rodgers Land Surveying, Univera Healthcare, Cattaraugus County Bank, El Greco Woodworking Inc., Trucklite, Keller Group (Lockwood Agency), Lind Funeral Home, & Jamestown Awning.

Registration for the event is nonrefundable and costs $20, and the first 100 registrants to arrive will receive a free T-shirt. Forms for registration are currently available to pick up at the library or may be downloaded from the library’s website (prendergastlibrary.org). Forms and checks, made payable to James Prendergast Library, should be mailed to Prendergast Run for Literacy, Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown, N.Y., 14701.

Packet pickup and same-day registration occur the morning of the race in the Johnson Community Room between 8:00 and 8:45 a.m. The 5K Run will commence at 9:00 a.m., while the 5K Walk will start five minutes later. The event begins and ends at the library, with athletes running on city streets, through Lake View Cemetery, and back. Awards will be given out for the top overall male and female runner, as well as male and female first and second place in five-year age groups. For walkers, there will be overall men’s, women’s, boys’ and girls’ awards and first, second and third places. Refreshments will be available in the Johnson Community Room.