Daniel Feather Memorial 5K Race Scheduled For Sunday At Bergman Park
The 2019 Daniel Feather Memorial 5K race, presented by Chautauqua Striders, will be held on Sunday 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 a 5K starting at 9:30 a.m.
The Daniel Feather Memorial Race includes a 5K run, 5K walk, and 5K Law Enforcement division. The Daniel Feather Memorial 5K is part of the 2019 UPMC Chautauqua 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 Juma Khisa of Jamestown was the first male finisher in 18:18.0. Brooke Adams of Randolph was the first female finisher at 19:38.0.
Following are the registration periods and prices: on or before Aug. 28., $20 for the 5K run, the 5K walk and the 5K law enforcement run, and after Aug. 28, $25 for all events.
Online registration is available at www.chautauquastriders.org for $20 and closes on Aug. 31 at 4:59 p.m. Competitors who register prior to or on deadline will receive a goodie-bag. There will be limited shirts available on the day of the race.
Daniel W. 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 on Feb. 18, 1993.
Feather became a Jamestown police officer on March 4, 1974, and served as such until his death on May 12, 1992 when he suffered a brain aneurysm while riding his bike, training for an upcoming time trial.
Along with Ronald Graham, 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, more than 1,100 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 & field athlete in memory of Daniel Feather. Race sponsors include: AMT, Jock Shop, Kendall Club, Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame, Slone Melhuish Insurance, Pepsi, Tim Horton’s, Kodiak Cakes, Lollieez, Hippeas and Body Armor.
Online registration and additional information is also available at www.chautauquastriders.org. For further information, contact David Reinhardt with the Chautauqua Striders at 716-489-3489 or firstname.lastname@example.org.