JAMESTOWN, N.Y.:- On Saturday, July 8, the second annual GLOW Your Mind 5K Run was held at the Northwest Arena, in Jamestown. The race put a new spin on an outdoor run by offering participating runners and walkers a night time glow run through Jamestown.
The Glow your Mind 5K was put on through the collaboration of The Community Alliance for Suicide Prevention, Chautauqua Tapestry, and the Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene. Timing and race management was provided by Chautauqua Striders. The partnership came out of the groups' common goal to generate awareness that mental wellness and physical wellness are of equal importance in everyone's life.
The race organizers gave a special thank you to this year’s sponsors; The Resource Center, Fresh Press Studios, Jay Eckert Construction Inc., R-Patti Concrete & Excavating, Urban Spin, Forge Health and Performance, The Chautauqua Center, Southern Tier Environments for Living Inc. (STEL), Allied Alarm Services Inc., Cummins, Housing Options Made Easy Inc./Eagles Nest Respite House, Whirley DrinkWorks, David Snow of State Farm, and Fessenden, Laumer & DeAngelo Attorneys at Law. Also, thank you to Northwest Arena, the City of Jamestown, Jamestown Police Department, and all of the race volunteers. All of the proceeds raised by the event will stay in the local community and will be used for suicide prevention efforts and awareness throughout Chautauqua County.
The glow run began in front of the Northwest Arena on West Third Street and followed a mapped out route through Jamestown. After the race, an “After Glow” party was held outside the Northwest Arena in the center of Lafayette Street. Glow in the dark medals were presented to the top overall males and females in each age group. An ice cream bar, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages were provided by Eventz by Scott with live music by DJ Goodrich.
"Last year's race was very successful and we knew we had to continue growing the event for this year," said Victoria Patti, Coordinator of The Community Alliance for Suicide Prevention. "This year we decided to extend the race form a 4K to a 5K glow-themed race to increase interested runners and participants. We want to encourage fun for all ages and we hope to keep growing. The goal is still the same--to generate awareness that mental and physical wellness are one in the same. "
To stay informed about next year’s event, visit the Glow Your Mind 5K Facebook page.
For the official results of the 2017 Glow Your Mind 5K please visit: https://runsignup.com/race/results/?raceId=36676.