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Photo submitted Runners begin a previous 1891 run for Fredonia Opera

Registration for the 1891 Annual Run for the Fredonia Opera House is now open. The race is a 5K Run and Walk fundraiser for the Opera. It will be Sunday, April 24 at 9 a.m. After taking place as virtual and hybrid races for the past two years due to COVID, this year’s race will be a live, in-person race.

The race begins and ends at Barker Common in downtown Fredonia. Except for a small incline at the start of the run, this is a flat, fast USATF certified course (#NY17080JG). It includes segments of Temple Street, Central Avenue, and Brigham Road, as well as part of Ring Road on the State University of New York campus at Fredonia.

Riders will follow a lead car provided by the Fredonia Village Police Department. Walkers will have to complete the entire route on the sidewalk.

Medals are awarded to the first three men and women in each age group and to the first three men and women in the general classification. T-shirts are guaranteed to those who register before April 11. Raffles and prizes are also part of the event.

Pre-registration for the race is $25 for adults and $15 for students (21 and under). Race day registration is $30 for adults and $15 for students (21 and under). For more information and to pre-register, visit www.fredopera.org and click on 1891 Run in the top menu bar. Registrations can also be made by completing a registration form at the Opéra ticket office, Tuesday to Friday, from noon to 4:30 p.m.

This year’s race is one of the featured races in the Striders Athletic Club’s 2022 Runner of the Year series. Striders Athletic Club members receive a 10% discount on registration.

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center is a non-profit, member-supported performing arts center whose mission is to “Presenting the performing arts for the benefit of our community and our region…by providing access to artistic diversity…and high-quality programming at an affordable price. » It is located in the town hall in downtown Fredonia. For a full calendar of events, visit www.fredopera.org.



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