• Sugarloaf Winter Youth Track Practice Program
    Sugarloaf Winter Youth Track Practice Program
    10 week training program on Sunday Nights


    Join SMAC at the Smith Indoor Track and Tennis facility this 2018-19 winter season! For kids in grades K–8, the Winter Youth Track Program provides an introduction to a variety of track and field events, and is a great way to develop athleticism, practice skills and techniques of track and field events. Come out to have fun, make new friends, and get the winter wiggles out!
    Coaches Sydney Henthorn, Ashley Krause, Alex Niemiec, and Marc Patillo, along with our Smith College t & f athletes and high school-aged assistant coaches, we will teach running, jumping and throwing events. Each evening athletes will be divided into co-ed groups by age, and rotate through 3 to 4 stations with 2-3 coaches per station/activity. Stations and activities will vary each week.

    SMAC'S YOUTH TRACK PROGRAM MISSION: To foster the development of youth through participation in track and field training to develop athletic strength, sportsmanship, and a passion for lifelong fitness.

    New Time this year! 4pm- 6pm
    Fee $90
    The program is from 4-6 PM on the following Sunday evenings, at Smith College's Indoor Track and Tennis facility (ITT) off West Street (Route 66): November 18, 25, 2018
    December 2, 9
    January 13, 20, 27, 2019
    February 3, 17
    February 24 All Comers Track Meet 2 -6 pm
    Questions?
    Contact Sydney Henthorn, program director shenthorn20@gmail.com
    Register online at Runreg.com

    Click here to register online…

  • The New SMAC Newsletter is Here!
    The New SMAC Newsletter is Here!
    November/December 2018 Issue


    Check out the latest issue of SMAC's full-color newsletter, The Sugarloaf Sun. This sixth issue of 2018 is full of the usual great race stories, articles, profiles, information, and artwork by our terrific and talented club members, with a (very) loose theme of Mountains. Please click here to read it in PDF format. Thanks to all who contributed!

    cover of the Nov/Dec 2018 Sugarloaf Sun newsletter

    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 January, 2019 issue is December 26, 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…

  • Sawmill River 10K Run
    Sawmill River 10K Run
    Monday, January 1, 2019 10AM Start

    A New Year’s Tradition! Pre-registration starts November 1st Register on-line @ www.runreg.com

    Registration begins at 9:00am - Montague Common Hall, 34 Main St., Montague, MA 01351
    (adjacent to Common)

    Entry Fees:
    $30.00 (Paid before Dec. 31; Noon)
    $35.00 (Paid thereafter)

    Divisions:
    YOUTH: 18 yrs. & Under OPEN: 19 - 39 yrs.
    MASTER: 40 - 49 yrs. SENIOR: 50 - 59 yrs.
    SENIOR +: 60 yrs. & Up
    (Long sleeve T-shirts available for the first 100 registrants)
    Hot & Cold refreshments
    Please note that the course is open to normal vehicular traffic during the race

    USATF sanctioned

    Click here to register online…

    View more information…

 

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.