Costumed race set for Sunday
Plans are underway for the 19th annual Jamestown Jack O' Lantern Jog 5K Road Race. This year's race is set for Sunday, Oct. 28. This USA Track and Field sanctioned road race starts downtown and winds its way through the streets of scenic Jamestown, with the finish line in front of the community center.
In keeping with the Halloween theme, participants are encouraged to dress in their favorite costumes. Prizes will be awarded in categories such as Best Costume, Fastest Costumed Runner, Best Youth Costume (18 and younger), Hardest Costume to Run In, Best Duo, Best Jamestown Themed Costume, and Best Group Costume (3 or more).
Awards will also be given out to the top three men and women as well as the first male and female in each division. The divisions are broken into Pee Wee (10-12), Junior (13-18), Open (19-39), Master (40-49), Senior (50-59), Veteran (60+), and VIP (70+). No running awards will be given to children under 10 years old. The first 150 entrants will receive a free Jack O' Lantern Jog T-shirt.
This family oriented event is open to walkers as well as runners. There will be no baby strollers or pets allowed in the race.
A free raffle will be held after the race for all participants. All raffle items have been generously donated by local businesses. This year's Jog is sponsored by World Trophies, Crystal Springs, the Jamestown Press, Runner's World Magazine and Spinnakers Café.
Registration and check in will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Jamestown Recreation Center located on Conanicus Avenue. This year's entrance fee will be $20 the day of the race. The deadline for early registration has passed. Printable registration forms are available at www.jamestownri.net/rec/rec. html under Jack O'Lantern Jog and online registration is available at www.needtorace.com/JACK/.
Proceeds from this year's Jack O'Lantern Jog will be used for the new Jamestown Teen Center. Entry forms are available at the recreation center and various locations around Jamestown. Volunteers are also needed during the race. For more information or an entrance form, call Cyndee or Melissa at 423-7260 or email creppe@jamestownri. net.