St. Pat’s Dash Registration is Now Open!

Chautauqua Striders is proud to announce the 2023 St. Pat’s Dash. Registration is now open for the race, which can be completed online at This year’s dash is sponsored by the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA).

On March 4th, 2023, Chautauqua Striders will get the 2023 Runner of the Year Series underway with the Annual St. Patrick’s Dash 5K. This road race will start and finish on 3rd Street, and the Northwest Arena will be the headquarters of pre- and post-race activities. Runners from all over come together to participate in this fun and festive road race.

The start and finish of the USAF-certified 3-mile course is along West Third Street between Jefferson and Lafayette streets. “The Dash” is also the official start of the 2023 Runner of the Year Series.

Registration fees are $25 for adults and $18 for youth under age 18 until March 3, 2023 at 12 p.m. Day of registration will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. on March 4, 2023 at the arena. Day-of fees are $30 for adults and $20 for youth under age 18. The run/walk will begin at 9 a.m. Complimentary food and refreshments will be served outside Northwest Arena after the race.

Age categories for the male and female 3-mile dash include 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70-plus.

For the 3-mile dash walkers, awards will be given to the first male and female overall finishers. For the 3-mile dash runners, awards will be given to the first three male and female finishers overall and the top finishers in each age group.

Enter online at or visit Chautauqua Striders, 301 E. Second St., Suite 102, Jamestown, NY 14701 for registration and payment. Chautauqua Striders Athletic Club Members receive a 10% discount on race fees. Athletic Club membership is required for participation in the 2023 Runner of the Year Series.

For additional information, visit or call Lexi Lindamer, Athletic Coordinator, at  716-807-6678.


Registration for the Spring SAT Prep Workshop is now open!


The Chautauqua Striders 2023 Superbowl Pool is NOW OPEN!

Have you bought your Superbowl Square yet? For $20, you can purchase a square today for a chance to win! Purchase your squares through Venmo here: @erika-striders, or we are happy to accept check or cash at our office located at 301 East Second Street, Lynn Building Suite 102 in Jamestown. Prizes include $125 for 1st and 3rd quarters, $250 for half time and $500 for the final score!


Catchafire Recap!

Chautauqua Striders has saved over $140,000 by using, a platform that connects nonprofit organizations with qualified, knowledgeable volunteers to help with tasks, train staff members on a variety of topics, and provide various other important services! We are thankful for the time and effort put in by the volunteers who helped with projects over the past year. Chautauqua Striders would also like to thank the Western New York Nonprofit Support Group for their sponsorship of our Catchafire membership that made this all possible!

For more information on Catchafire, visit!


Winter 5K Series Final Results

Runners set off on the final run of the 5 race Winter 5K Series.

A huge thank you to everyone who took part in the Winter 5K Series. Over the course of two months and 5 races, 79 runners braved the bitter cold (and one particularly warm rescheduled race in March!) to run the 5K course in Celoron.

23 runners completed at least 4 of the 5 races, allowing them to place in the age-graded series standings:

1st: Adam Rowe

2nd: Greg Brink

3rd: Stephen Matteson

4th: Tim Gribbin

5th: Jeff Carlson

We would also like to thank our Series Sponsor Howard Hanna Holt, Chautauqua Harbor Hotel for allowing us to use their facilities at races, and the village of Celoron for hosting us. A final thank you must go to the team of volunteers who provided support on registrations and course marshaling throughout the 5 races.

If you missed the Winter 5K and are looking to run, be sure to join us for the Start of the Runner of the Year Series sponsored by UPMC Chautauqua, on Saturday, March 12, 2022 for the St. Patrick’s Dash in Jamestown. You can register at