Motorcycle, classic car run is SaturdayThe Jamestown El Zagel Clown Motorcycle Run and Classic Car Run is Saturday in Jamestown. Registration is at Stutsman Harley-Davidson at 9 a.m., with the run starting at 11 a.m. Early registration is also available at Cork & Barrel.
By: Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun
The Jamestown El Zagel Clown Motorcycle Run and Classic Car Run is Saturday in Jamestown. Registration is at Stutsman Harley-Davidson at 9 a.m., with the run starting at 11 a.m. Early registration is also available at Cork & Barrel.
The cost of the run is $20 per person and the run route will be through the James River Valley, said Kevin Reuther, Shriner and run organizer. A hog roast will follow the run at IDK Bar & Grill.
The first 100 registered will receive a clown bandana. T-shirts will also be sold.
All proceeds from the fifth annual run will go to the Shriners’ transportation fund, which helps families pay for transportation to get a child to the Shriners’ Minneapolis hospital for treatment.
“There’s 22 different Shrine hospitals out there,” Reuther said. “Of course, the one we work with is the Minneapolis hospital.”
Shrine hospitals assist children with medical issues that include orthopedic care, spinal cord injuries and burns. The Minneapolis hospital has 40 orthopedic beds, Reuther said. El Zagal Shriners, which include Jamestown, have helped 970 children as of Tuesday, Reuther said.
“We want to make sure if anybody has an issue, whether they have the funds or not, can get into a hospital right away,” Reuther said.
Jim Boatman is the contact in the Jamestown area for families who need to seek medical care offered through the Minneapolis Shriner hospital. He can be reached at 952-6188.
Last year’s run had about 140 motorcyclists, Reuther said. This year, he hopes 200 will register. The run is also including classic cars for the first time. Fifteen businesses are sponsoring the run.
Jamestown Clowns have raised $20,000 through the run since it began, Reuther said.