smac news&events

upcoming events and information

  • Boston Marathon Application Lottery
    Boston Marathon Application Lottery
    Want to run Boston in April 2015 but don’t have a qualifying time? SMAC may be able to help !

    SMAC has traditionally been given a small number of Boston Marathon applications for non-qualifiers, to be distributed among interested club members via a random drawing.

    While we are not certain whether this practice will continue and whether SMAC will receive any applications this year, we plan to move forward under the assumption that we will, in order to allow sufficient time for interested SMAC members to submit their applications for the lottery.

    For more information about the lottery and in order to enter the lottery, click here

  • SMAC Youth Track League 2014
    SMAC Youth Track League 2014

    Program dates for this year:
    December 7, 14, 21, 2014 January 4, 11 February 1, 8, 15, 22 March 1, 8, 2015
    Practices will be held from 5:00 to 7:00pm
    Indoor SMAC meets – TBN
    Northeast Indoor Classic, Reggie Lewis Track, Boston, MA. February 8, 2015

    Click here to register online…

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  • UMASS Research Study for Runners
    UMASS Research Study for Runners
    Participants Needed

    Runners: Would you like to participate in a research study?

    The UMass Biomechanics Lab is starting a study (funded by the American College of Sports Medicine) to examine the role that regular running plays in delaying the declines in mobility and joint function that are common in later life. We want to show that running is actually good for your knees and not the opposite that all of our non runner friends try and convince us of.

    We are recruiting runners aged 55-75 to participate. The study consists of two visits: one to the MRI facility in Amherst and one to the Umass Biomechanics Lab. Participants should have no contraindications for MRI, be in good general health, have no history of major reconstructive surgery and not currently have a running injury that causes pain while walking.

    If you are interested (or know someone who may be interested), please email or you may call 413-545-4421 and ask for Jocelyn.

  • 5th Annual Gorge Apres Gorge 5k Trail Run
    5th Annual Gorge Apres Gorge 5k Trail Run
    At the Chesterfield Gorge on Sunday Nov. 30th at 9:30am

    The best little run in the Hilltowns. Handmade hats as prizes, lots of families, just plain awesome.
    Join us for the 5th annual Gorge apres Gorge 5k trail run . Prizes for overall and age group winners. Timed race with unique top finisher awards (knitted hats!). All finishers receive a cookie medal.
    TRAIL DESCRIPTION: A well-marked course, the dirt fireroad is a slightly hilly out and back along the Wild and Scenic Westfield River, starting at the Chesterfield Gorge. Hot chocolate, coffee, and tea ready and waiting at the finish line. Please bring some treats to share!
    PROCEEDS: The proceeds will go to the amazing Trustees of Reservation and the Zephyr Rapinchuk Memorial Fund. Come celebrate the love of life and running: seize the day!
    FREE FAMILY FUN WALK: No need to sign up for the FREE WALK. After the run, join us for the 11th annual FREE family fun walk/run at 11am. All are welcome. More hot chocolate, coffee, tea for all. Also, please bring a treat to share for this.


    Click here to register online…

  • Sawmill River 10K Run
    Sawmill River 10K Run
    Tuesday, January 1, 2015 10AM Start

    Pre-registration has begun! Register on-line @ - or -
    Entry Fees: $25.00 (Paid before Dec. 31; Noon)
    $30.00 (Paid thereafter)
    YOUTH: 18 yrs. & Under OPEN: 19 - 39 yrs.
    MASTER: 40 - 49 yrs. SENIOR: 50 - 59 yrs.
    SENIOR +: 60 yrs. & Up
    Proceeds benefit our Sponsor-A-Child Scholarship Program
    A New Year’s Tradition!
    USATF sanction #15-02-410

    Click here to register online…

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Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club, Inc., based in Western Massachusetts, serves Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties. We are happy to post information about events held within these three counties. Note that there is a $15 fee for listing of your race.
Contact David Martula to inquire about having your race posted on the SMAC site.

Note: We feel a professionally-maintained website is the best way to communicate efficiently and effectively with the local running community. We provide this specific service as part of our mission to support area running. Doing so, however, comes at a cost to the Club. As a result, we decided to charge a fee to partially offset this cost. We hope you will understand our position. If you would like to speak with someone about this policy, please contact: David Martula.