Dan Feather Memorial 5K Race and Walk 2023

Congratulations to the winners!

We are proud to announce the winners of the 2023 Daniel Feather Memorial 5K Race and Walk, which took place on Sunday, September 3 at Bergman Park in Jamestown, NY. The event raised money to support the Dan Feather Memorial Scholarship named after the late Daniel Feather, who co-founded the Chautauqua Striders in 1979 and served as a local police officer for several years.

The winners of the 5K run division are:

  • Overall male: Donavin Brown, with a time of 19:22
  • Overall female: Sheila Farrell, with a time of 23:39

The winners of the 5K walk division are:

  • Overall male walker: Rodney Daum, with a time of 38:47
  • Overall female walker: Julie Lutz, with a time of 47:57

The winners of the 5K police officer division are:

  • Male police officer: Matt Bentley, with a time of 25:36
  • Female police officer: Jennifer Cornell, with a time of 27:14

Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up! We hope to see you again next year for the 2024 Daniel Feather Memorial 5K!

Full results can be found here.

We would like to thank our sponsors, volunteers, and participants for making this event a success.


Striders Athletes Compete In Oregon This Week

A group of students from the Chautauqua Striders Track Club will represent Chautauqua County at the 2023 USA Track & Field National Junior Olympics at Hayward Field this week.

The students qualified for the national championship after placing among the top five at the USATF Region 2 championships at Cortland State University in their respective age groups and events.

They will compete against more than 10,000 athletes from across the country in various track and field events, ranging from sprints and hurdles to jumps and throws.

The students are: Talon Rowland, an incoming senior at Randolph, who will compete in the 400-meter dash; Gavin Stearns, an incoming senior at Randolph, who will compete in the high jump; Ethan Verbosky, an incoming sophomore at Maple Grove, who will compete in the 800 meters and 3,000 meters; and Declan Kennedy, an incoming senior at Southwestern, who will compete in the 110-meter hurdles.

“Each athlete who is attending this meet should be extremely proud of themselves,” said Nick Abdo, Chautauqua Striders Track Club coach. “All of these kids have already accomplished so much in their high school track careers, and with so much time ahead of them still — the sky is the limit. I really look forward to this meet and producing a positive experience and great results.”

The USATF National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championship is the largest and most prestigious youth track and field event in the United States. It is organized by USA Track & Field, the national governing body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking. The championship features athletes aged 7-18 who have met rigorous standards to participate.

For more information about the championship, visit

For more information about Chautauqua Striders, visit

Chautauqua Striders is a nonprofit agency in Jamestown that provides tutoring, mentoring, and athletic programs to more than 1,200 Chautauqua County youth annually. The agency aims to help youth graduate high school inspired with the knowledge, skill, and confidence required for successful college and career experiences.


STEAM Camp Registration is open!

Registration for our summer STEAM Camp is now open! The camp will be held July 31st – August 4th from 9 AM until 12 PM, and will be located at our main location 301 E 2nd Street, Suite 102, Jamestown, NY 14701. Registration is $160 per participant. Students entering 8th grade in the Fall of 2023 will receive free registration courtesy of the GEAR UP program for Jamestown students.

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. It is a way of learning that combines these subjects in fun and meaningful ways. STEAM activities can help kids understand how the world works, foster a love for learning, think creatively and solve problems, and develop important life skills1.

STEAM education can benefit kids of all ages, from preschool to high school. It can also prepare them for the future, as STEAM-related careers are in high demand and offer many opportunities for innovation and creativity2.

To learn more about the benefits of STEAM education and find some of the best STEAM activities for kids of all ages, check out these links: