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.


2023 Runner of the Year Series Schedule


2023 Golf Scramble Recap

Chautauqua Striders extends a warm thank you to all who participated in our Annual Golf Scramble on May 12, 2023. It was a blast to be able to host all of our participants and we hope they were able to relax and have a fun day golfing for a good cause! Through this event, Striders raised over $12,000!

Proceeds from this fundraising event help sustain and strengthen all of the programs that we offer that benefit the local youth through education, advocacy, and athletics. The support of donors, sponsors, and participants means everything to our organization.  

Here are some highlights from our event!

Winning Teams:

Men’s Team

Mark Panebianco, Aaron Beichner, BJ Monacelli, and Dusty Carlson

Women’s Team

Kate Ebersole, Grace Hanlon, Julie Falk, and Ellen Lehning

Mixed Divison

Rich Shelley, Kathy Shelley, Correy Miller, Bucky Lombardo

Sponsor & Donor Recognition

Gold Sponsors: Shults Auto Group

Silver Sponsors: Weber Knapp, Superior Lubricants, Hope’s Windows, Inc., Carfax, Blackstone Advanced Technologies

Bronze Sponsors: Shults of Warren, Ready About Sailing, County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency

Friends of Striders Donation: Inner Lakes Federal Credit Union, Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Stuart Tools & Die, Willian and Elizabeth Berry, Richard Lindamer Sr.


Winter 5K: There’s still time to sign up!

There is still time to register for the next races in the 2023 Winter 5K series! Races are scheduled for Feb. 18th and 25th with a start time of 10 a.m. at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel in Celoron. Click below to sign up for the next race!


Super Bowl Pool Squares are going fast – get yours today!

🏈Only 41 left! Our squares are filling up fast for the Super Bowl! Grab yours today – we are happy to accept cash at our office located at 301 East Second Street Suite 102 in Jamestown, or you can order through Venmo at @erika-striders! Prizes include $125 for 1st and 3rd quarters, $250 for half time and $500 for the final score!🏈


2022 Daniel Feather 5K Highlights

Check out the highlights from the 2022 Daniel Feather 5K race! We appreciate everyone who came out in remembrance of Daniel Feather, our co-founder and former JPD police officer.


2022 Youth Track & Field Development Program

Registration is open for our 2022 Youth Track & Field Development Program! It will be held on Mondays & Wednesdays from June 13 to July 13 from 6-8 pm at Strider Field. (Please note: the week of July 4th, sessions will be held on Tuesday & Wednesday July 5 & 6 from 7-9 pm). July 18 & 20 will be reserved for make-up session dates in the case of a weather cancellation.

Participants that register before June 7 are guaranteed a t-shirt. T-shirt availability will be limited after that. Late registration will be available at any practice or competition.

Cost: $75 per individual athlete; the fee is $60 per athlete in families registering more than one participant.

The purpose of the Youth Development Program is to encourage and promote participation and competition in the sport of track and field by providing a program for students ages 5-14. The program provides young athletes and their parents an introduction to the sport of track and field which is unique because it allows athletes to choose to sprint, hurdle, run, jump, vault, put, toss, or hurl. Some athletes might excel in one event while others enjoy the competition of many. Athletes will learn basic skills which can be applied to further athletic development.

Register here!


Winter 5K Series 2022

The 2022 Chautauqua Striders Winter 5K Series begins on Saturday January 8, at Chautauqua Harbor Hotel in Celoron. Registration begins at 9:00 AM, with the race starting at 10:00 AM. Runners can sign up for the whole series, or for individual races.

This 5-race series is a 5K run which takes place on the roads of Celoron. Funds from the series support the Athletic Club and Athletic programming at Chautauqua Striders.

The Chautauqua Striders Winter 5K Series is a fun (and freezing!) “age-graded” race series, with races starting and finishing at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel. 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. Rankings for the series are calculated using the runner’s best 4 times.

Race Registration:

Series: $75*

Per Race: $20

*Athletic Club members receive a $10 discount

Online registration is at To become an Athletic club member, go to

Online registration for the series closes on January 7, and at 11:59 PM on the day prior to each race for individual races. ‘Day of’ registration available for each race and for the series.

Striders are also looking for volunteers to help steward the course. If you are interested in volunteering, or want more information about the series, contact Chautauqua Striders at 716.489.3489, or