Road Races

The Chautauqua Striders/UPMC Chautauqua WCA Runner of the Year Series is a year-long running competition designed to determine the top area distance runners.  During the year, runners accumulate points in selected area races.

# Date of Race Name of Race Distance Online Entry Paper Entry Race Results Series Points
1 Saturday, March 18, 2017 St. Patrick’s Dash 3 Miles  enter paper results  points
2 Sunday, May 28, 2017 Bemus Point Sunset 5K 5K enter results
3 Saturday, July 01, 2017 Marauder Trotter 5K enter
4 Saturday, July 15, 2017 Laurel Run* 8K enter paper
5 Saturday, July 29, 2017 Wild 5K 5K enter paper
6 Saturday, August 05, 2017 Dunkirk Lakefront 5K enter
7 Saturday, August 19, 2017 The Relief Zone 10K 10K enter
8 Sunday, September 03, 2017 Daniel Feather Memorial* 5K
9 Sunday, September 24, 2017 Bemus Point 15K 15K enter
10 Columbus Day Weekend Chautauqua Half Marathon* 13.1 Miles enter
11 Saturday, October 21, 2017 Heritage Trick & Trot 5K
12 Saturday, November 25, 2017 Amy’s Run 5K

*Chautauqua Striders Athletic Club Championship Race/Diamond Series In 2017, the Series has designated three (3) Diamond races.   Those races will determine the Chautauqua Striders Athletic Club champion for Youth (18 & under) Overall and Master’s Division (40 & older) at 5 Kilometers, 8 Kilometers, and Half Marathon.  Additionally, Diamond races will offer double points for both overall and age-group divisions.

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Fluvanna 5K Fest

Saturday, June 17
Fluvanna Community Church

Making history in our second year of the annual Fluvanna Fest 5k! Race your heart out or just enjoy a walk with friends and family through Fluvanna’s quaint neighborhoods. The 5k festivities will begin at 9am on Saturday, June 17th with the start and finish of the race at the Fluvanna Community Church (3363 Fluvanna Ave. Ext. Jamestown). CASH PRIZES awarded to the top finishers! Along the course you’ll cruise along the lake, by Fluvanna landmarks like the historic War Vets and Old Church, be cheered on by spirited Fluvanna neighbors and finish under a tribute to our local firefighters (both professional and volunteer) and the biggest American flag you’ve ever seen before you slide (or slip) through a massive pile of foam – you don’t have to slide through the foam…but you should! The race will be professionally timed, utilizing chip technology!

Proceeds from the 5k go to The Fluvanna Community Historical Society and the community revitalization projects they have planned. Registration is $20 and each runner and walker will receive an awesome Tshirt if registered before June 10th. Check out our Facebook page for updates of the weekend’s details – hope to see you there!

We are asking that participants pick up their race packets the night before the race – Friday, June 16th anytime from 5-8pm at the Fluvanna Community Church.  If you are unable to pick up your race packet on Friday evening, you can pick it up the morning of the race between 6-8:30am.

2017 Fluvanna 5K




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The Dunkirk High School Class of 1989 is hosting the 3rd annual Marauder Trotter 5K Run/Walk & Kids’ Quarter Mile Run on July 1 2017 at Wright Park as a fundraiser for their annual memorial scholarship in honor of their deceased classmates listed below:
Paula Kuschel
Jennifer Styborski
Jody Wdowiasz
Mike Koch
Robert Pierce
James Kulpa
Susan Butts
Elizabeth Barnes
Tony Quiles
Susan Stoyle (Gorka)
Scott Roesler
Todd Iskra
Paul Szach
Joe Pieszak
John Gizowski
Tammy Crawford

Date & Time: Saturday, July 1, 2017
-5K Run and Walk starts at 9:00 a.m.
-Pre-Registration/Check-in: 7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
-Post Party (after race) includes refreshments, food, basket auction, bounce house and awards

Start/End: Wright Park, 1 Wright Park Dr., Dunkirk, NY 14048
5K Course: The Course will cover the Dunkirk Lakefront between Wright Park and Memorial Park

Kids’ Quarter Mile Run – Ages 10 & younger; starts at 10:15 a.m.

Categories/Age: Male and Female
14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64,
65-69, & 70 & Older

Race Management: D.J. Wilson, Race Director (716) 785-1537
Scott Mekus, Event Manager (716) 720-0564

Timing: ChautauquaStriders/Traqua; chip timing

Awards: – Overall first place Male & Female 5K Run will receive $100 cash prize each
– Top three 5K Run & Walk finishers in each age group

Cost: Option 1: 5K Run/Walk – $25.00 Pre-registration
Option 2: 5K Run/Walk – $25.00 Pre-registration
Option 3: Kids’ Quarter Mile Run – $12.00 (Shirt Included)

Note: Day of Trotter registration is $30.00 (no shirt)

Registration: Pre-Registration closes Monday, June 26, 2017 (only those registered by 6/26/17 deadline will
receive a race t-shirt).
Day of Trotter registration from 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. on race day
at Wright Park  for $30.00 (no shirt)

Online Entry:
-Online entry closes June 26, 2017 @ 11:59pm
There is a processing fee for online registration.

Proceeds: Overall Race – Support DHS Class of 1989 Memorial Scholarship Fund through NCCF
Basket Auction – Supports DHS Homecoming 2017

Mailing Address: Please make checks payable to DHS Class of 1989 and mail to:
Marauder Trotter
c/o: Jennifer Ellman
3705 New Road
Dunkirk, New York 14048

Additional Info: E-mail:
Facebook: Marauder Trotter 5K Run & Walk

Race Route Discription

(Click Here to view it on Map My Run)

  •  It begins at Wright Park
  •  You follow Lake Front BLVD
  •  At the end of Lake Front BLVD you will enter a path that goes by the water front
  • At the end of the path you will make a right and go around the pier
  • Once you go around the pier you will make a right onto a path that will go around Memorial Park
  • You will loop around Memorial Park, make a right back onto the path.
  • You will go straight across the pier to the original path you were on.
  • Take that path back to Lake Front BLVD
  • Take Lake Front BLVD back to Wright Park for the finish!
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Glow Your Mind 5K Run
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Northwest Arena

Enter Online

The GLOW Your Mind 5K is being put on through the collaboration of The Community Alliance for Suicide Prevention, Chautauqua Tapestry, and the Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene. Timing and race management will be provided by Chautauqua Striders. The partnership came out of the groups’ common goal to generate awareness that mental wellness and physical wellness are of equal importance in everyone’s lives. 100% of the proceeds stay local in Chautauqua County and will be used for suicide prevention efforts.

Registration from 6:30 – 8:30 pm





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5K Trail Course, Adult and Child Events

Enjoy the natural beauty of the Sanctuary while helping to raise funds for the preservation and restoration of Audubon’s unique habitats. Stay after your run/walk to visit with Liberty, the Bald Eagle and tour the exhibits throughout the Nature Center. Wild 5K is part of the 2017 Chautauqua Striders/UPMC Chautauqua WCA Runner of the Year Series.


Online at RunSignUp
Download a printable .pdf to mail with a check payable to: JAS, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown, NY 14701

Check-in and same-day registration will be at the Nature Center from 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Race starts at 9:00am. Special children’s events (free) will take place during the race and will be facilitated by Chautauqua Area Scholarship Program contestants. Timing will be recorded through Chautauqua Striders chip timing.

Entry Fee

Early bird registration is $20. After Monday, July 17, 2017 registration is $25. A special discount of 10% will be extended to members of ACNC and Chautauqua Striders Athletic Club, prices $18 and $22.50 respectively.


T-shirts will be awarded to all pre-registered (before July 17) participants. Participants registering after July 18, 2017 including same-day registrants, will not receive an event T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to the first three overall male and female walker and runner finishers. Age group awards will be given to the top three finishers in each division for runners and top finisher in each division for walkers. Awards ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Schedule of events:

July 17 – Deadline for early bird registration and last chance to get a t-shirt for the race.
July 29 – Wild 5K Race at Audubon
– 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. – Last chance to register for the race
– 9:00 a.m. – Race begins
– 10:30 a.m. Award ceremony begins for those that have completed the race

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5th Annual TRZ 5K / 10K / Kids Fun Run & Walk

On Saturday, August 19th, 2017, TRZ (The Relief Zone) will be hosting the 5th annual 5K / 10K / Kids Fun Run & Walk Event to promote The Relief Zone Community Youth Center, Frewsburg and healthy living.

The event will be held at the Frewsburg Town Park, 19 Parkway Drive, Frewsburg, NY 14738.

Registration/Check in starts at 7:30 AM on race morning and the day will be kicked off with the Kids 1 Mile Fun Run (and walking events) at 9:00 AM, followed immediately by the 5K / 10K Run / Walk events (approx 9:30 AM).

New for 2017:

* The 10K Race will be picked up by the Striders 2017 Runner of the Year Series,

* The start finish line is being moved to a new location (Frewsburg Town Park)

* Course will be Certified (USATF) – hoping you can help me out with this 🙂

* Chicken BBQ to follow the race

Sponsorship opportunities as well – please prayerfully consider sponsoring this event – the proceeds go to a great cause! Check us out at<>!

Awards will be given for Top 3 Male and Female Finishers as well as to both males and females in the following age groups:

Kids Fun Run: 7 and Under, 8 and over
5k / 10k: 19 and under, 20 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 – 89, 70 +





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On Sunday, September 3, Chautauqua Striders will host the 2017 Daniel Feather Memorial 5K Race and Walk. The event raises money to support youth programing and a scholarship named after our later co-founder. Since 1979 Chautauqua Striders has been helping young people realize and achieve their fullest potential on the track and in school.
The race starts a great day of events at the City of Jamestown’s Labor Day Festival. The festival starts at 1:00 p.m. and offers food vendors, arts and crafts, entertainment, and closes with a spectacular fireworks display. We hope you will join us!




Starting Line at Winter 5K Series

2017 Chautauqua Striders Winter 5K Series

The Chautauqua Striders Winter 5K Series is an “age-graded” race series. 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.

The 5K course is similar to the one used for the Amy’s Run.  However, the start and finish will take place on the corner of East Terrace and East Summit.   The start time for each race is 10:00 am Runners must check in prior to race between 9:00 and 9:45 am at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, 433 E. Terrace Ave., Lakewood, NY.  Please park in lot across street from main building.

Runners placing in the top 50 of each race based on age-grade percentage will be awarded points as follows: 50 points for first place, 49 for second, 48 for third, etc.  A runner will receive zero points for any race that he or she does not run.

Cost is only $55.00 per runner.  Any participant, who is an immediate family member of another participant who has paid the $55.00 entry fee, can participate in the series for only $15.00. To be eligible for awards, participants must register for the entire series.

Those registering after December 20 will pay $60 for the series and $20 for each immediate family member participating in the series.

Registration for individual races within the series is $20 per race.  Runners will receive their finishing time and will be eligible for raffle prizes. Late registrants can register for the series from 9:00-9:45 am on January 7.

Questions regarding the series should be directed to David Reinhardt at (716) 489-3489 or





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There are five races scheduled in the 2017 Winter 5K Series.  The dates are as follows:

Race #1 Overall Results
Race #1 Age Grade Results
Race #2 Overall Results
Race #2 Age Grade Results
Race#3 Overall Results
Race #3 Age Graded Results

Race #4 Overall Results
Race #4 Age Graded Results

Race #5 Overall Results
Race #5 Age Graded Results

The start time for each race is 10:00 am.  Runners must check in prior to each race between 9:00 and 9:45 am at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club.

Frequently Asked Questions
Series Information & Application

St. Patrick's Dash

Date & Time: 
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Pre Registration & Check-in: 7:30-8:45am
3 Mile Dash and Walk starts at 9:15am
Food & refreshments in the Northwest Arena following the Dash

Race Headquarters:
Northwest Arena
319 West Third Street, Jamestown, NY

3 Mile Course:   
3 Mile Dash is sanctioned and distance certified by USATF  (NY11113KL)
Categories/Age Run and Walk / Male and Female
3 Mile Dash: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, & 70+
Awards: 3 Mile Dash to first three male and female finishers over all and in each age group (given proportionally)
3 Mile Walk to first three male and female overall finishers

Dash Training:
Train for the Dash at the Northwest Arena for $50.00 and includes Dash registration
Starts on Monday, January 23 @ 5:30 pm / Eight (8) sessions with groups for both novice and emerging runners

Pre-registration ends Tuesday, March 7 @ $22.00 per person or $60.00 for a household family of four (4)
March 8 – March 16 @ $27.00 per person / No Family Discount Available
Day of Dash registration from 7:30 to 8:45 am at Northwest Arena for $30.00 (Limited Shirt Availability)

Online Entry

2017 St Pat’s Application






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2017 St Patrick’s Dash Training Program

$50.00 includes eight training sessions and  St. Patrick’s Dash race entry

Program is perfect if you have never run, looking to get back into to running or seeking advice for peak performance.   Coaching staff from Chautauqua Striders as well as professionals from nutrition and weight training fields will assist during select sessions.

Training Days & Times
January 23           5:30– 7:00 pm
January 30           5:30– 7:00 pm
February 6           5:30– 7:00 pm
February 13          5:30– 7:00 pm
February 20          5:30– 7:00 pm
February 27          5:30– 7:00 pm
March 6                5:30– 7:00 pm
March 13             5:30– 7:00 pm

All sessions at Northwest Arena, 319 West Third Street, Jamestown, NY

Due to track size training program will be limited to first 40 participants.

Contact David Reinhardt @ 483-3489 or david@chautauqua-striders for more information.


The Chautauqua Striders Runner of the Year Series is a year-long running competition designed to determine the top area distance runners.  During the year, runners accumulate points in selected area races.

Race Distance Date Results Points
St. Pat’s Dash 3 Miles Saturday, March 19 Results
The Wooden Shoe 5K 5K Saturday, May 21 Results Points after race #2
Bemus Point 10K 10K Saturday, June 25 Results Points after race #3
Laurel Run 8K Saturday, July 16 Results Points after race #4
Dunkirk Lakefront 5K Saturday, August 6 Results Points after race #5
Daniel Feather Memorial 5K Sunday, September 04 Results Points after race #6
Bemus Point 15K 5K Sunday, September 25 Results Points after race #7
Lucy Town Half Marathon 13.1 Miles Sunday, October 09 Results Points after race #8
Heritage Trick & Trot 5K Saturday, October 22 Results Points after race #9
Amy’s Run 5K Saturday, November 26 Results Final Standings