2018 Winter 5K Series

hosted by Chautauqua Striders Athletic Club

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.

For more information on age grading, please see “Winter 5K FAQ

There are five races scheduled in the 2018 Winter 5K Series.  The dates are as follows:

Race #1 – Saturday, January 20
Race #2 – Saturday, January 27
Race #3 – Saturday, February 10
Race #4 – Saturday, February 17
Race #5 – Saturday, February 24

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

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 will earn points equal to their age graded score.  There will be five races and the total of the top four point races will be determine the final rankings.

The top point accumulator after the fifth race will receive a $100 gift card at the Jamestown Cycle Shop. The runner with the second most points will receive a $75 gift card, and the runner with the third most points will receive a $50 gift card. Runners with the fourth most points through the tenth most points will each receive a $25 gift card. Additional gift cards may be awarded pending race participation.

Gift cards will be awarded to runners at EACH race through a drawing. Runners must have participated in the race to be eligible for the race drawing.

The series entry fee is $60 if received by December 20, 2017.  This results in an average cost of only $12 per race! 

All series participants will receive a 2018 family membership to the Chautauqua Striders Athletic Club (a $40 value), a pair of running gloves, and a discount card good for 25% off running and walking footwear and apparel at the Jamestown Cycle Shop during 2018.