The 2013 Daniel W. Feather Memorial 5K Race and Fitness Walk, presented by Chautauqua Striders, will be held on Sept.1 at Bergman Park.
The race is held as part of the City of Jamestown's Labor Day Festival.
Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the 1-Mile Fun Run starting at 9 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk following at 9:30 a.m.
The Feather Memorial Race is also part of the 2013 Runner of the Year Series.
The USATF-certified course starts and finishes on Baker Street with a pleasant tour of the city's residential south and west side neighborhoods.
Last year Steven Battaglia of Clymer was the first male finisher in 17:41.33 and Kylee Witchey-Clement of Pittsburgh was the first female finisher at 20:29.0. The first male police officer was Dan Johnson in a time of 21.56.0. Kristen Bergquist was the first female police officer in a time of 27:54.0.
The entry fee for the 5K run and fitness walk is $20 or $22 online with a deadline of Monday, or $25 on Tuesday or after.
For the 1-mile run, it is $10 or $12 online or $15 on Tuesday or after.
Competitors who register prior to or on the Monday deadline will receive a goodie-bag and a custom made T-shirt.
All late entries/registration received on or after Tuesday will be $25.
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. 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 was inducted posthumously into Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame in1993.
Feather became a Jamestown police officer on March 4, 1974, and served as such until his death on May 12, 1992. Feather suffered a brain aneurysm while riding his bike during training for an upcoming time trial.
Feather co-founded Chautauqua Striders in 1979, and served as a volunteer coach for several years. Since its inception, Chautauqua Striders has grown tremendously. Last year, over 1,800 students were involved in various before-and-after school programs. These students took advantage of the following services provided by the organization: tutoring and mentoring programs; PSAT/SAT workshops; outreach assistance; athletic-related activities; and participation in the USA Track & Field National Junior Olympics.
All proceeds from the race go to the Chautauqua Striders Track Club and to a college scholarship for a local track and field athlete in memory of Feather.
Race applications are available at the following locations: Jamestown Police Department, Jamestown YMCA, and the Jamestown Cycle Shop.
Online registration and additional information is also available at www.chautauqua-striders.org.
For further information, contact David Reinhardt with the Chautauqua Striders at 488-2203 ext. 230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.