2017 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.

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 david@chautauqua-striders.org.

There are five races scheduled in the 2017 Winter 5K Series.  The dates are as follows:
Race #1 – Saturday, January 7
Race #2 – Saturday, January 14
Race #3 – Saturday, January 28
Race #4 – Saturday, February 4
Race #5 – Saturday, February 18
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.

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.

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.

$10 Wing City Grille gift cards will be awarded to ten (10) runners at EACH race through a drawing. Runners must have participated in the race to be eligible for the race drawing. Race participants are encouraged to go for lunch at Wing City Grille at their own expense immediately following each race.

The series entry fee is $60 if received by December 20, 2016.  This results in an average cost of only $12 per race! 

All series participants will receive a 2017 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 2017.

Participants may also receive a moisture-wicking Chautauqua Striders Athletic Club winter hat by paying an additional $18.00.  Hats should be ready by the January 28 race.


We will be using the REMIND APP to update runners. Please TEXT @winter5K to 81010 to receive text message Winter5K updates.