• The New SMAC Newsletter is Here!
    The New SMAC Newsletter is Here!
    January/February 2018 Issue


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

    Cover clip of the Nov./Dec. 2017 issue of The Sugarloaf Sun

    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 Mar 1, 2018 issue is February 22, though of course earlier is always better (to allow the editor time to do... well, whatever it is he does).

  • Nancy Conz Amherst 10-Miler: Return to a Classic New England Road Race
    Nancy Conz Amherst 10-Miler: Return to a Classic New England Road Race
    FEBRUARY 25, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.


    The Boston Marathon 2018 Entrant List has been finalized, and now you need a good training race. Or maybe you just love winter racing. Either way, the Amherst 10-Miler is just around the corner and it is time to register!

    This year we will be continuing some of the exciting changes that we made in 2017, including:
    -- the original course
    -- a bag drop/gear car to bring your warm dry clothes to the finish line
    -- access to locker rooms and showers
    -- cheering crews along the course and at the finish line
    -- long-sleeve cotton t-shirts to all registered runners (and volunteers!)
    -- hot post-race food, including pizza, chili, and other goodies

    Entry fee for 2018: $45 through February 12, 2018, and $50 from February 13, 2018 through race day. Online registration only. Online registration closes at midnight on February 22, 2018.
    For all the race details, visit the race website: www.amherst10miler.com.
    To register, go directly to Amherst 10 Miler Online Registration

    **From the 2018 race onward, the race has been renamed for Nancy Conz, who passed away on February 8, 2017. Nancy’s record on the 10-miler course set in 1986 remains unbroken. Nancy was an inspiration for Western Massachusetts runners and was a pioneer in women’s running. She finished second at the 1980 London International Marathon, and won the 1981 Ottawa Marathon and the 1982 Chicago Marathon. Nancy also set an American record of 1:08:45 for the 20K at New Haven in 1982, which still stands as the record for a women’s-only race. She also still holds the U.S. record for the one-hour run; 10 miles 1,290 yards, run at the University of Massachusetts in 1981. Nancy was known for her kindness, humility, and dedication, exemplifying all the best of our sport.

    Click here to register online…

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  • Volunteers Needed for Nancy Conz Amherst 10 Miler
    Volunteers Needed for Nancy Conz Amherst 10 Miler
    Volunteers are essential to the race!

    Not up for a running a 10-miler in February, but want to be part of the hype of an exciting winter race? Then PLEASE consider signing up to volunteer. We need LOTS of happy faces out on the course or in the cafeteria on race day.
    Our highest areas of need are for registration area, cheering crews, parking monitors, pre-race set-up and cafeteria help (prepping and serving the post-race food), but check out the full list of volunteer opportunities at https://www.runreg.com/amherst-10-miler (under “Choose Your Category”, select “Race Volunteer” and you will see a list of open positions).

    Remember, volunteering for the 10-miler will make you eligible for the SMAC Boston Marathon bib lottery in 2018.
    If interested in volunteering, either email DonnaUtakis@yahoo.com, or sign up on RunReg (https://www.runreg.com/amherst-10-miler).
    Thanks so much to everyone who already has volunteered, or plans to – we could not put on this race without the help/involvement of our SMAC community.

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  • Sugarloaf Youth Track League
    Sugarloaf Youth Track League
    Sponsored by the Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club


    Welcome to Winter Youth Track Practice 2017-18! Practice is from 5 to 7pm at Smith College Indoor Track and Tennis Building off West Street (Route 66) in Northampton. On the first night plan to arrive 15 minutes early to make a name tag and meet the coaches.

    Our workouts will change every week. We will work on the following during the 10 weeks: running form, pacing, relays, long jump, high jump, shotput, block starts, hurdle prep (mobility drills), turbo javelin throwing, general strength and circuits, plyometrics (jumping), and other fun running games!!

    Dates for this year: Dec 3, 10, Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 25, March 4, 11
    *Please bring running shoes and shorts and a water bottle!
    *Invite a friend to join us!
    *We look forward to having fun training with you!
    * Fee $75/person
    *Signup on the website https://www.RunReg.com/sugarloaf-youth-track
    Coach Sydney, Leslie, Phoebe, and Francis Questions? Contact Sydney email: shenthorn20@gmail.com

    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.