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upcoming events and information

  • Wednesday Night Track Workouts
    Wednesday Night Track Workouts
    Deerfield Academy Track : 6 to 7 PM

    Led by Barry Auskern. Workouts start on Wednesday, June 3rd.
    SMAC sponsors Wednesday night track workouts at Deerfield Academy, from June through August. People show up around 5:40 to warm up and stretch. The workouts start right at 6:00 and are over by 7:00. Fast or slow, it doesn’t matter. Just show up with a willingness to work hard and have fun. We focus on good running form and mental strength. Workouts are typically emailed out ahead of time. There are usually two or three levels of workouts, so that no-one gets left behind. Our runners range from true beginners who have never done track work before, to nationally ranked age-group competitors.

    Contact Barry Auskern for more info:

  • Thursday Night Track Practice at Eaglebrook Academy
    Thursday Night Track Practice at Eaglebrook Academy
    Every Thursday through October 15th @ 6:15 PM

    Every Thursday through October 15th, SMAC will be hosting a casual speed work/interval session at Eaglebrook's track with a warm up group lap starting at 6:15. Come early to warm up on your own—the track opens at 6, but the nearby trails are open all day. Each session will have two suggested workouts planned that should take less than one hour to complete. Bring water, running gear and a good attitude and you will leave with new running partners and improved fundamentals. Once the workout is complete, we usually meet for a few cool down laps where we talk about upcoming races, running in general or whatever comes up.

    Contact C.W. Leach at for more information.

  • 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…

  • SMAC 5K Summit Run 2015
    SMAC 5K Summit Run 2015
    Sunday, September 20th, 2015 - 9:30AM

    Contact: Dave Martula:; 413-586-8002

    It's our mini version of the Mt. Washington Road Race, in your own back yard ! The 5K Summit Run starts on Rt 47 just south of Mitch's Marina in Hadley. The first 1.25 miles are relatively flat, and then the course heads up the paved road to the summit of Mt. Holyoke via a series of switchbacks, for a total climb of 800 feet that ends in scenic views in all directions.

    Download the race application here . . . .

  • Third Annual Apple-a-Day 5K
    Third Annual Apple-a-Day 5K
    Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 5K, 10K, 2 Mile Walk, and 1/4 Mile Kids Run

    Start/Finish at the Easthampton High School; 70 Williston Avenue

    Check race website for more details such as registration details, times, and course maps:

    The event is a family friendly - jogging strollers are welcome and there are discounted rates for families participating in any of the events. The 1/4 Mile kids Run is free. The road course is a fairly flat tour of beautiful Nonotuck Park – where cars are not allowed on 80% of the course. 2014 winner Ross Krause said, " What a fun race! Low key yet professionally run. Running the quiet roads through Nonotuck Park and having a chance to cheer on your fellow runners on the return trip makes for a great day". This is also a great tune-up for the Hot Chocolate Run which is four weeks later.
    This event is a fundraiser for the three elementary schools in Easthampton. Specifically, funds raised will be used for technology upgrades in the classrooms such as iPads and Smartboards.
    Register today at

    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.