Tickets for comedian Martin Short, who will be performing during the Lucy Town Half Marathon and 5k weekend on the evening of Oct. 12, will begin go on sale to the general public Monday at 10 a.m.
Tickets will be available by calling the Reg Lenna Civic Center box office at 484-7070 and online at LucyRace.com. The Reg Lenna box office will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, beginning Monday.
Short is widely known for his work in comedy, particularly through Second City Television and "Saturday Night Live," where he is both a former cast member and a three-time host - which recently earned him a spot in the star-studded "five-timers club" scene in the SNL episode hosted by Justin Timberlake on March 9.
Short hosted the 2012 "Saturday Night Live Christmas Special," which was named "Hollywood's Most Beloved Comedian" by Vanity Fair in their January 2013 issue, and is currently working with Lorne Michaels on a new television show for NBC.
Short has also starred in such films as "Three Amigos," "Mars Attacks!" "Father of the Bride" parts I and II, and has created the characters of Jiminy Glick and Ed Grimley.
LUCY TOWN HALF MARATHON AND 5K
Runners of all abilities will come to the Jamestown area on Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 12-13, for the Lucy Town Half Marathon and 5k. Events include a 5k run, a 13.1-mile half marathon, a sports expo at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena, and a "Night of Comedy" featuring Martin Short. The 5k run will take place on Oct. 12, and the half marathon will take place Oct. 13. The goal of the weekend is to promote a healthy lifestyle and the Jamestown area.
The USATF-certified course, which begins and ends in Jamestown, runs through the neighboring towns of Lakewood and Celoron. The course travels near the childhood home of Jamestown's own Lucille Ball and the Lucille Ball Memorial Park.
Univera Healthcare is the presenting sponsor for the weekend's events. Local organizations including WCA Hospital, Jamestown Pediatrics, JAMA and Wegmans have also signed on to sponsor the race.
Lucy Town organizers are still seeking groups or individuals to serve as event volunteers. A wide variety of positions are needed, including everything from registering athletes to providing water during the race. For more information on how to become a volunteer, visit LucyRace.com.