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Chautauqua Striders Announces 2023 Winter 5K Series

Chautauqua Striders will host its five-race 2023 Winter 5K Series on Jan. 7, 14, and 28, as well as on Feb. 18 and 25. Submitted photo

Registration is now open for the five-race series, which can be completed online at RunSignUp.com.

The Chautauqua Striders Winter 5K Series is a fun “age-graded” race series, with races starting and finishing at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel. Age-grading levels the playing field for all runners, just as a “handicap” is intended to do in bowling and golf. It provides the runner with the percentage value of an “ideal” or best time for his or her age and gender.

Runners are encouraged to register or renew their Chautauqua Striders Athletic Club membership before signing up for the series or individual races as it will allow them to receive a 10% discount per event. Participants can sign up or renew their memberships on Chautauqua Striders’ Run Sign Up page, under the heading “Chautauqua Striders Athletic Club.”

The cost is $75 for the entire series (plus registration fees) which is a $25 savings compared to purchasing entry to each race separately. To be eligible for overall event awards, participants must register for the entire series and complete 4 out of the 5 races. If all 5 races are run, the highest race time will be dropped.

Registration for individual races within the series is $20 per race until noon the day before the race. Winners will receive their finishing time and will be eligible for random raffle prizes at each event they attend. Make sure to check the registration table to see if you won anything before you leave.

Day of registration will be available at the race from 9-9:45 a.m. and the price will be $25. Races will be held on Jan. 7, 14, and 28, as well as on Feb. 18 and 25. Coffee and tea will be provided before and after each race, compliments of the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel. Water, sports drinks, and snacks will be provided after the race as well.

The races will be held at Chautauqua Harbor Hotel, located at 10 Dunham Avenue in Celoron. Additional race information can be found at http://chqstriders.org.

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