Tenth Annual Cummins Run for Literacy Announced

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Leah Rexford, volunteer, and Mike Magnuson, library associate, look over the registration form for the 10th anniversary Cummins Run for Literacy that will take place May 7.
Leah Rexford, volunteer, and Mike Magnuson, library associate, look over the registration form for the 10th anniversary Cummins Run for Literacy that will take place May 7.

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James Prendergast Library

Cummins Inc., Jamestown Engine Plant, will sponsor its 10th annual 5K run/walk on Saturday, May 7, to benefit Prendergast Library.

On hand to celebrate the milestone will be Elliot Raimondo and Ed Sundquist, who approached the library’s Board of Trustees with the idea of the race during their senior year at Jamestown High School and worked with library staff members to establish the tradition.

Sponsors are Wegmans at the 10K level; Falconer Electronics, Jamestown Mattress Company, Slone Melhuish Insurance, Southern Tier Pediatrics, Truck-Lite Company, Inc. and Windstream at the 5K level; and Lind Funeral Home and Tops Friendly Markets.

Runners will begin at 9 a.m. with walkers following five minutes later. The event begins and ends at the library at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. Athletes will run on city streets, through Lake View Cemetery, and back.

Registration and packet pickup will take place between 8 and 8:45 a.m. the morning of the race in the Johnson Community Room with entrance on the Fifth Street side of the library. T-shirts will be provided to the first 200 people who register. The non-refundable registration fee is $20, and people must be present to receive their shirt.

Registration forms are available at the library or online. Forms and checks, made payable to James Prendergast Library, can be mailed to Cummins Run for Literacy, Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown, N.Y., 14701.

There will be awards for overall top male and female runner, and male and female first and second place in five-year age groups from 14 to 64-plus. For walkers, there will be overall men’s, women’s, boys’ and girls’ awards and first, second and third places.

The library will serve refreshments and present awards in the Johnson Community Room.

Timing is provided by Smiley Miles. Race results will be posted on www.prendergastlibrary.org, smileymiles.com, and BuffaloRunners.com.
For more information about the Cummins Run for Literacy, contact Bobbie Caswell, assistant director, at 484-7135, Ext. 236.