2009-09-24 / News

Jack O’Lantern Jog to be held Oct. 25

The Jamestown Recreation Department will hold its 21st Jamestown Jack O’ Lantern Jog 5k Road Race on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 1 p.m. The Jog starts downtown and winds its way through the streets of scenic Jamestown to the finish line in front of the recreation center.

In keeping with the Halloween theme, participants are encouraged to dress in their favorite costumes. Awards will be given in categories such as best costume, fastest costumed runner, best youth costume (18 and under), hardest costume to run in, best duo and best group costume (three or more).

Prizes will also be given 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 (12 and under), junior (13 to 18), open (19 to 39), master (40 to 49), senior (50 to 59), veteran (60 to 70) and v.i.p. (70-plus).

This family-oriented event is open to walkers and runners. No baby strollers or pets will be allowed in the race.

A free raffle will be held after the race for all participants. All raffle items have been donated by local businesses.

Registration and check-in begin at 11 a.m. at the Jamestown recreation center located at 41 Conanicus Ave. This year’s entrance fee is $18 pre-entry (before Oct. 22) and $20 after Oct. 22. All pre-entries will receive a complimentary Jack O’ Lantern Jog t-shirt.

The proceeds for this year’s Jog will benefit the Jamestown Recreation Department Scholarship Fund, which assists Jamestown youth who are unable to afford various programs such as the Six Flags trip, Jamestown summer camp and various other programs and camps. Without the assistance of these scholarships, some youth would be unable to participate.

Entry forms are available at the recreation center, online at www. needtorace.com and at www.jamestownri. net/rec/rec.html.

Call Jill at 423-7260 or email jgoldstein@jamestownri.net for more information.

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