Cummins Inc., Jamestown Engine Plant, will sponsor its sixth annual 5K run/walk on Sept. 29, to benefit the James Prendergast Library Literacy Center.
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 down city streets, through Lake View Cemetery and back.
Runners are pictured at the start of the 2011 5K run/walk to benefit the James Prendergast Library. The run is sponsored by Cummins Inc., Jamestown Engine Plant.
The event supports efforts by the Library Literacy Center to train volunteer tutors and match them with adult learners to work on basic reading, writing, math and English as a Second Language. Many students are working toward their GED.
Registration and packet pickup will take place between 8 and 8:45 a.m. the morning of the race on the Cherry Street side of the library.
T-shirts will be provided to the first 200 people who register. The non-refundable registration fee is $17.
Registration forms are available at the library or online.
Forms and checks, made payable to James Prendergast Library, are to be sent to Cummins Run for Literacy, Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown, NY 14701.
There will be awards for overall top male and female runner, and male and female first and second place in various age categories. Awards will be also given to walkers.
The library will serve refreshments and present awards on the lawn at the corner of Cherry and Fifth streets. In case of rain, participants will use the Fifth Street entrance into the library.
Timing is provided by Smiley Miles. Race results will be posted on prendergastlibrary.org and SmileyMiles.com.
For more information about the Cummins Run for Literacy, contact librarian Bobbie Caswell at 484-7135, ext. 236.