• Northampton 5K XC Race Series
    Northampton 5K XC Race Series
    Tuesday evenings through August 28th

    Sugarloaf's Tuesday evening races in Northampton begin on April 3rd, at 6:30 p.m. The series continues every Tuesday through August 28th. Entry costs $5.00 for runners 18 years old and up; runners under 18 enter for free. It is an accurately measured 5 km cross-country course through beautiful fields and woods. The starting area is located just past the Northampton Community Gardens on Burts Pit Road, one mile from the center of town. We have averaged 79 finishers/race.

    For any further information, please call Don Grant, race director, at (413) 584-7725.
    Results can be viewed here . . .

  • The New SMAC Newsletter is Here!
    The New SMAC Newsletter is Here!
    March/April 2018 Issue

    Check out the latest issue of SMAC's full-color newsletter, The Sugarloaf Sun. This second issue of 2018 is full of the usual great race stories, articles, profiles, poems, information, and artwork by club members. Please click here to read it in PDF format. Thanks to all who contributed! 

    You can also read earlier issues on the Sun archive page here (and you can also access the Sun archive page via the little text hyperlink down in the lower right corner of this page). We would really love to have submissions from YOU for future issues; the rough deadline for the upcoming May 1, 2018 issue is April 23, though of course earlier is always better (to allow the editor time to do... well, whatever it is he does).

  • SMAC Race Series 2018
    SMAC Race Series 2018
    15 great races – 1 great race series!

    - - Ron Hebert Road Race 
    - - Rabbit Run
    - - JCC Father’s Day 10K
    - - Lake Wyola Road Race
    - - Summit Run 5K
    - - Montague Mug Race
    - - Don Maynard Race
    - - Covered Bridge Classic
    - - Chase’n a Mason 5K
    - - Dan Barry Memorial Road Race
    - - Monson Memorial Classic
    - - plus others

    2018 marks the 9th year of the SMAC Race Series, coming back better than ever, with a new finale race!

    What is it? a sampling of 15 fun and challenging road races
    Where is it? across Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties, from Greenfield to Monson. Click here for a detailed list of races included in the series

    When is it? beginning in April and going through November

    Why? Some of us run for the sake of competition, others just to participate. Some of us enjoy the sportsmanship, some do it just for fun. This series has been put together with all of us in mind, in the hopes that all of us will have a reason to give it a try.

    And if that's not enough, how about this?
    -- Awards will be given to all runners who complete at least 9 of the races in the series, with extra additional special awards for anyone who completes the entire series of 15 races.
    -- Awards for top scorers.
    -- All to be awarded at an end-of-series recognition ceremony.

    New this year!you can enter for a chance to win “Race for Free in 2018” – where the winner has all their entry fees reimbursed for the entire Series!

    Click here for a complete list of race series rules and an explanation of how race series points are earned.

    Sound tempting? Sign up now!
    If you are interested in participating in the 2018 SMAC Road Race Series, please either
    -- print and fill out the registration form and send it with your SMAC Road Race Series registration fee of $25 to the address at the bottom of the form.

    Your registration fee covers the costs of the end-of-series recognition ceremony, finisher t-shirts, and awards.

    Download the registration/info form…

  • 50th Annual Ron Hebert Road Race!
    50th Annual Ron Hebert Road Race!

    First race of the 2018 SMAC Race Series !!!
    Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

    Join SMAC for the 50th Annual Ron Hebert Road Race, the oldest continually-held road race in Western Massachusetts! This will be a celebration of the Valley's running heritage, with Ron Hebert personally handing out vintage running medals to the first 15 male and female runners. Join us for food and conversation after the race. As is traditional with the Ron Hebert Race, all finishers will receive a pair of highly-coveted SMAC socks! This 8 mile race starts at 10:00 a.m. on April 8, but come early to warm up and socialize. Don't miss out on being part of a local tradition. Come run one of the oldest races in New England AND the first race of the 2018 SMAC race series!

    The Ron Hebert Road Race offers a challenging 8-mile route through scenic Florence and Haydenville, MA.

    Start and finish at the John F. Kennedy Middle School, 100 Bridge Rd, Florence.

    PRIZES for all Age Group winners – Running socks for all finishers. (Age Group Divisions: Under 15, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 +)

    Entry fee: $20 before April 2, 2018. $25 on April 3, 2018, through race day. RACE DAY registration IS available, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

    Click here to register online…

  • New Salem’s 15th Annual Rabbit Run
    New Salem’s 15th Annual Rabbit Run
    May 19, 2018 10A.M. New Salem, MA

    Come enjoy a challenging 10k through the beautiful woods of New Salem. The race is mostly trail right next to Quabbin Reservoir.  Lots of hills, lovely scenery, terrific people, and fun prizes!  Proceeds benefit the New Salem public playground.
    New this year: race marshals at every turn! Also, remember, 2018 registration fee is waived for anyone who got lost on the course last year. If you fall into this category, please contact Carla Halpern at (978) 490-6606 for a paper registration.
    When: May 19, 2018, 10:00 a.m.
    Where: New Salem Common (15 South Main St., New Salem, MA)
    Fees: $15 before May 1st, $20 May 2 through race day

    Click here to register online…

  • Rafters College Towne Classik 5K and 5 Mile
    Rafters College Towne Classik 5K and 5 Mile
    SUNDAY MAY 20, 2018, 10:30 AM

    Rafters Sports Bar & Restaurant, University Dr., Amherst, MA

    5 Mile Run or 5 K (3.1 mile) Run or Walk

    25th YEAR!!! Help us support our charitable causes, the Jimmy Fund and the Amherst Police Relief Association at this family friendly event. This 5 mile and 5K has a safe and fast course through downtown Amherst.
    ****Commemorative Tee to 1st 200 Entrants, Age Group Awards, Water Stops, Mile Markers, Professionally Timed****
    Post Race Barbecue: Burgers, Veggie Burgers, Dogs, Fruit, Yogurt, Juice, Bagels, Cookies

    ENTRY FEE: $25 or $30 RACE DAY.
    Check or money order payable to Rafters College Towne Classik. Mail to: PO Box 734, Amherst, MA 01002

    Click here to register online…

    View more information…

  • The Wild Goose Chase 5K, Family Fun Runs and Kids’ Carnival to Benefit Whole Children
    The Wild Goose Chase 5K, Family Fun Runs and Kids’ Carnival to Benefit Whole Children
    Sunday, May 20, 2018 10:00 AM at Look Park

    The Wild Goose Chase is an inclusive, family event for all ages, and a fundraiser for Whole Children in Hadley. Whole Children offers programs and classes for children with a range of abilities and we strive to meet each child at their skill level in the most appropriate environment for that child.

    valentine-hearts Running events include an age-graded start 5K, a 1.2 mile run/walk, and kids races including a 26.2 meter race for kids under 3! Carnival activities will include a golden egg hunt, a Wild Goose in costume, face painting, games, food vendors, and special performances. All registered participants receive a Bueno Y Sano gift certificate, a horse-drawn wagon ride, chair massage, and raffle entry for more than 25 gift certificates.

    Register online at www.runreg.com/wildgoose , and help support Whole Children! Fundraising is encouraged!

    Click here to register online…


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.