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  • Northampton 5K XC Race Series
    Northampton 5K XC Race Series
    Tuesday evenings through August 25th

    Please note: No races in September this year Now in its 29th season, Sugarloaf's Tuesday evening races in Northampton begin on April 7th, at 6:30 p.m. The series continues every Tuesday through August 25th. Entry costs $5.00 for runners 18 years old and up; runners under 18 enter for free. We provide water, juice, fruit and cookies, an accurately measured 5 km. course through beautiful fields and woods, cash prizes to the first four finishers, and race bucks worth a free entry to age group winners. 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 . . .

  • SMAC Race Series 2015
    SMAC Race Series 2015

    15 great road races - 1 great race series!

    2015 marks the sixth year of the SMAC Road Race Series, coming back bigger and better than ever, with some new races and one additional race.

    Ron Hebert Race
    Daffodil Fun Run 5K
    Rabbit Run
    Lake Wyola Race
    JCC Father’s Day 10K
    Northampton Thursday Night 5K
    Mug Race
    Don Maynard Race
    Summit Run
    Covered Bridge Classic
    Jail Break 5K
    Chase’N A Mason 5K
    Kiwanis Falltown Classic
    Dan Barry Memorial Road Race
    Monson Half Marathon

    More racing = more fun !!! 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. When is it?   April  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 is 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.

    Sound tempting?  Sign up now!
    Your $25 registration fee covers the costs of the end-of-series recognition ceremony, finisher t-shirts and awards.

    2 ways to register:
    -- download, print and mail in your registration with $25 payment
    -- register online at RunReg

    Download the registration/info form…

    Click here to register online…

  • 2016 Boston Marathon Application Lottery
    2016 Boston Marathon Application Lottery

    Want to run Boston in April 2016 but don’t have a qualifying time? Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club 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.

    Click here for full details

    Download the registration/info form…

  • New Salem’s 12th Annual Rabbit Run
    New Salem’s 12th Annual Rabbit Run
    May 16, 2015 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. When: May 16, 2015, 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

    Download the registration/info form…

    Click here to register online…

  • The Deerfield Mile
    The Deerfield Mile
    Saturday, May 16 at 9:00 A.M. Deerfield Elementary School, South Deerfield, MA

    Deerfield MileThe Deerfield Mile is a fun, community oriented road race for children kindergarten to sixth grade! The race takes place at Deerfield Elementary, South Deerfield, MA in conjunction with the annual PTA sponsored Deerfield Elementary School Fun Fair.

    Course Description: The course is a flat, one mile route that will start and end at Deerfield Elementary School.

    Download the registration/info form…

  • 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 17, 2015 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 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 , and help support Whole Children! Fundraising is encouraged!

    Click here to register online…

  • Rafters College Towne Classik 5K and 5 Mile
    Rafters College Towne Classik 5K and 5 Mile
    SUNDAY MAY 17, 2015, 10:30 AM

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

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

    22nd 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 300 Entrants, Age Group Awards, Public Safety Team Award, 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.

    Download the registration/info form…

    Click here to register online…

  • Lake Wyola Road Race
    Lake Wyola Road Race
    Sunday, June 14th at 10:30 AM

    This year's Lake Wyola Road Race will be held on Sunday, June 14th at 10:30 AM (Walkers start at 10) at the Lake Wyola Association building on Shore Drive in Shutesbury. Information and registration forms can be found at It is part of the SMAC series. Hope to see you and your running/walking friends there. It is a beautiful, challenging race of 4.8 miles.

    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.