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  • SMAC Annual Meeting
    SMAC Annual Meeting
    January 4th at Amherst Brewing Company

    *** NEW SCHEDULE ***

    Don't miss the Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club Annual Meeting Sunday, January 4, 2015 at the Amherst Brewing Company !! The SMAC Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at the Amherst Brewing Company, 10 University Drive (corner of University Drive and Amity Street) in Amherst, MA.)

    All past, present, and future SMAC members are invited.

    A buffet luncheon will be provided by Amherst Brewing Company courtesy of SMAC.

    Activities will include:
    -- a fun run (varying lengths, including a 3-mile and 5-mile option and a practice run on the 10 Miler Race route)*
    -- schmoozing with your fellow runners
    -- presentation of this year's Most Outstanding Runner and Most Improved Runner Awards
    -- voting in of the 2015 Board of Directors, including a NEW PRESIDENT

    *For those who want to run the Jones 10 Mile Race route, please meet at 10:00 a.m. at  the location of the race start at Amherst Regional High School.  Amherst Brewing Company is a short drive from there after you finish your run.    

    The schedule:
    10:00 a.m. -- Anyone who wants to do a practice run on the Jones 10 Mile Race route meet at Amherst Regional High School.
    11:00 a.m. -- Anyone who wants to do a 3-mile or 5-mile run meet at Amherst Brewing Company, in the parking lot. Note that Amherst Brewing Company will NOT be open until 11:30.
    11:30 a.m. -- Anyone who wants to skip the run and just schmooze and talk about running is welcome to arrive at Amherst Brewing Company.
    Noon -- ANNUAL MEETING BEGINS AT AMHERST BREWING COMPANY (meeting is expected to conclude at approximately 1:00).

    ALL SMAC members – past, present, and future - are welcome and encouraged to come celebrate a great year of running and  enjoy some great food courtesy of SMAC !!!!  

    Questions ??  Please contact Donna Utakis at or 413-253-7526.

  • Boston Marathon Application Lottery
    Boston Marathon Application Lottery

    It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners of the 7 Boston Marathon lottery applications: They are:

    Leanna Toy
    Benita Barnes
    Dan Darcy
    Kim Gillette
    Peter Kennedy
    Mackenzie Gray
    Bosiljka Glumac

    The Lottery applications will be mailed certified mail to the winners. Your job now is to prep for Boston! Congratulations!

    The Board also drew names for the waiting list. In the order of their drawing, they are:

    1.Elayne Berger
    2. Dang Huynh
    3. Ian Winokur
    4. Leeann Cerpovicz
    5. Ann Van Dyke
    6. Lorenzo Bonino
    7. Hilary Bickford
    8. Andres Wilson
    9. Andrew Shelffo
    10. Leslie Charles
    11. Tanya Rapinchuk
    12. Kevin Decoteau

    Good luck to all of you!

  • SMAC Indoor Winter Track Meets
    SMAC Indoor Winter Track Meets
    Smith College Indoor Track

    Save the date! 
    Sunday, January 18th
    Location is the Indoor Track at Smith College
    Please note the Sugarloaf indoor all-comers meets start at 5:30 PM.
    - men/women high jump - open - 1/18/15 5:30 p.m.
    - men/women long jump - 1/18/15 5:30 p.m.
    - men/women 1 mi. run - 1/18/15 5:30 p.m.
    - men/women 55 m run - 1/18/15 6:20 p.m.
    - men/women 400 m run - 1/18/15 6:50 p.m.
    - men/women 800 m run - 1/18/15 7:20 p.m.
    - men/women 200 m run - 1/18/15 7:40 p.m.
    - men/women 3000 m run - 1/18/15 8:10 p.m.
    Meet is on January 18th on newly resurfaced Smith College track.
    Hosted by Sugarloaf Mountain AC for 25 years for youth, open, and masters competitors 55, 200, 440, 800, mile, 3000, Long Jump, High Jump (HJ adult only).

    Flat 200 meter track

    $5 adults, free for kids 12 and under, enter day of meet.

  • SMAC Youth Track League 2014
    SMAC Youth Track League 2014

    Program dates for this year:
    December 7, 14, 21, 2014 January 4, 11 February 1, 8, 15, 22 March 1, 8, 2015
    Practices will be held from 5:00 to 7:00pm
    Indoor SMAC meets – TBN
    Northeast Indoor Classic, Reggie Lewis Track, Boston, MA. February 8, 2015

    Click here to register online…

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  • UMASS Research Study for Runners
    UMASS Research Study for Runners
    Participants Needed

    Runners: Would you like to participate in a research study?

    The UMass Biomechanics Lab is starting a study (funded by the American College of Sports Medicine) to examine the role that regular running plays in delaying the declines in mobility and joint function that are common in later life. We want to show that running is actually good for your knees and not the opposite that all of our non runner friends try and convince us of.

    We are recruiting runners aged 55-75 to participate. The study consists of two visits: one to the MRI facility in Amherst and one to the Umass Biomechanics Lab. Participants should have no contraindications for MRI, be in good general health, have no history of major reconstructive surgery and not currently have a running injury that causes pain while walking.

    If you are interested (or know someone who may be interested), please email or you may call 413-545-4421 and ask for Jocelyn.

  • Sawmill River 10K Run
    Sawmill River 10K Run
    Tuesday, January 1, 2015 10AM Start

    Pre-registration has begun! Register on-line @ - or -
    Entry Fees: $25.00 (Paid before Dec. 31; Noon)
    $30.00 (Paid thereafter)
    YOUTH: 18 yrs. & Under OPEN: 19 - 39 yrs.
    MASTER: 40 - 49 yrs. SENIOR: 50 - 59 yrs.
    SENIOR +: 60 yrs. & Up
    Proceeds benefit our Sponsor-A-Child Scholarship Program
    A New Year’s Tradition!
    USATF sanction #15-02-410

    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.