Jamestown (CSi) The 39th Annual, 2017 Runnin’ O’ The Green fundraiser was termed successful by fundraiser, Larry Knoblich. He says, with just about all the bars reporting, he estimates this year’s total dollars raised was over $25,000. Of that $10,000 will be distributed to cancer patients and the balance going to the Elks Camp Grassick.
The Run sold about 250 shirts, the highest amount over the years. Knoblich said there were around 30 volunteers who supported the run.
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He said this year there were 1,820 participants, representing 131 North Dakota communities, 13 states and three foreign countries. He adds with that many visitors participating it’s important for the locals to show a good example with good behavior, and welcome to all participants.
He says this year law enforcement reported 20 arrests of various infractions, this year, down from 60 in 2016.
He pointed out that law enforcement made their presence known during the run, on foot, in uniform and in vehicles.
Larry says he’s already looking forward to the 40th Runnin’ O’ The Green in 2018.
Previously reported: Founder and organizer, Larry Knoblich says in 2016 the Run raised $25,000 for Camp Grassick, and $8,500 to 17 local cancer patients. Last year, there were 2,300 participants, with 979 runners registering at the starting line. He points out that Camp Grassick is a summer camp for individuals of all ages, who are mentally or physically challenged. He adds that this year’s Run is being dedicated to the memory of Elkettes members who recently passed away. More details below pixs.
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Early Registration Friday March 17th is 4-p.m., to 8-p.m., at the Elks Club, along the Cork & Barrel, Wildside Creations, and Dakotah Bank in Jamestown .
All $30 entries that want a commemorative t-shirt should be received by March 15, 2017.
Shirts will be available starting March 13th.
Send the entry form to Wildside Creations at 103 4th Street Northeast, Jamestown, ND 58401.
Call 701-252-5228 for details.
Registration on race day is at 11-a.m., at Frontier Fort, with a contribution of $10, and does NOT include a t-shirt.
Also register at The Buff, The Knights of Columbus, and The Elks during the run.
For a ride to the start area, leave vehicles at the motel or finish area and call 701-658-0087, or, 701-320-3751. They operate on tips only, and any profits will be donated to Stutsman County Relay for Life and local charities. The ride providers are listed on the back of name tags.
The run starts at 2-p.m., with the first flight leaving Frontier Fort at that time.
A total of six heats, with 400 runners per heat, leaving the Fort at 2-p.m., with 10 minute intervals, with the last heat leaving at 2:50-p.m.
Please carry a photo ID to show at registration and on demand, as participants must be 21 year of age or older.
Also have name tags checked at each stop.
Do NOT carry alcoholic beverages outside the establishments, or fenced in areas at the bar, if provided.
It’s a $50 fine for open containers on the streets. The fine for urinating in public is $150.
The course will go from the Fort to: stops at The Buff, The Knight’s of Columbus, The Elks, The Wonder Bar, The Corner Bar, Jonny B’s Brickhouse The Office Bar, The All Vets Club, Fred’s Den, and the run finishes at Shady’s at the Gladstone Inn & Suites in Jamestown.
Jamestown Police Chief Scott Edinger says during the run hours traffic lights will be disabled along 1st Avenue South at 2nd, 3rd and 5th Street Southeast to create four-way stops and slow down traffic where participants will be crossing. There will also be a stop sign at 4th Street and 2nd Avenue Southwest near the Elks Lodge.
First responders will be on stand-by in case they are needed, and all but Jamestown Police Department detectives will be on duty, at some point during the day, either uniformed or plain clothes.
The Stutsman County Sheriff’s Department, and North Dakota Highway Patrol will have extra patrol units on the highways.
Knoblich stresses that any beverage will count, and drinking alcoholic beverages is NOT a requirement, adding to drink alcohol in moderation.
Knoblich said there will be plenty of portable restrooms and garbage cans out along the route and near establishments taking part in the run.
He asks that runners ‘Keep an eye on each other,’ concerning potential vandalism or other illegal acts.
Bar workers should be prepared to handle around 2,000 participants through the event, and bars, early in the run should expect a larger crowd the first two hours, later bars in the run will be busy until closing.
Motorists, and others need to be patient, with the runners and participants need to careful where they are walking while in traffic areas.
Knoblich thanks Jerry Iverson Construction and the group of drivers for the continued financial support, and to R.M. Stoudt for making the informational printings possible, and asks for support of Wildside Creations and the Press Room in Jamestown, large supporters of the Run.