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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…

  • Sugarloaf Youth Track League Summer 2015
    Sugarloaf Youth Track League Summer 2015
    Sponsored by the Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club

    We are offering two leagues again this year, Amherst and Northampton. Our popular programs will be for 5 nights of meets starting with team night on May 26. Each league has 4 to 6 teams and compete each every meet. At the end of the series, the highest scoring teams will receive medals and trophies. All participants receive medals. Our meets include running events: 800 meters, 200 or 100 meters and lots of relays. For field events we offer long jump, high jump, and turbo javelin. Parents are welcome to help out. There are plenty of ways to volunteer, so ask and we will give you a job each night. Many families make it an evening of fun together and bring along a picnic dinner or at Northampton, purchase food at the concession booth run by Northampton High School Track team.

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  • 6th Annual School’s Done Raider Run
    6th Annual School’s Done Raider Run
    Saturday, June 13, 2015 5K XC Race and 1 Mile Fun Run

    Join us for a challenging but low-key cross country race on a well-marked course over scenic country roads and rolling wooded trails. The 5k is followed by a 1 mile fun run. There are awards for overall and age-group winners, plus tons of great door prizes. Information and course map can be found at www.hrhs.net. Contact stracy@hr-k12.org with questions. Thank you for supporting local high school athletics!

    - Post-race refreshments, awards, and door prizes for participants - Restrooms available - Plenty of parking Hampshire Regional High School 19 Stage Rd., Westhampton, MA  01027 Questions? Email stracy@hr-k12.org

    Download the registration/info form…

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  • NABC Blue Devil Dirty Dash
    NABC Blue Devil Dirty Dash
    2nd Annual - - - Saturday May 30th, 2015

    1st heat starts at 10:00 am, last heat begins at 11:40 am Northampton High School Athletic Fields, Northampton, MA

    This is a non-competitive obstacle-style 5k run in the style of a Warrior mud run or “Spartan” obstacle course. A clock will be running, but it is not an officially timed event. The course will begin on the Northampton High School athletic fields with a series of obstacles, participants will then head onto the trails along the Mill River, crossing the river, completing a loop on the wooded trails behind the Smith athletic fields, crossing the river again and returning back to the athletic fields for more obstacles and the finish. This fundraising event will provide support for all Northampton High School athletic teams (NABC). We welcome participants of all abilities, young and old. There will be a mini course - “Little Devil Fun Run” for children, 8 and under. The mini run is a single loop around the obstacles. Parents you can run with your child! Whether your goal is to experience an obstacle trail run for the 1st time or get down and dirty to support our teams, we guarantee you will have a blast. Six heats will be offered, 1st heat starts at 10:00 am and the last heat at 11:40. This is a truly unique event, so come out for some fun see how tough you are!

    Wear your old running shoe, as you will get wet and dirty!

    Check out our Facebook page for the action at last year’s race: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Northampton-Athletic-Booster-Club/233805036814219

    On line registration: https://www.runreg.com/2nd-annual-nabc-blue-devil-dirty-dash

    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 www.lakewyola.com/roadrace. 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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  • Save The Date – SMAC 5K Summit Run 2014
    Save The Date – SMAC 5K Summit Run 2014
    Sunday, September 20th, 2015 - 9:30AM

    Contact: Dave Martula: davidmartula@gmail.com; 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.

    More details forthcoming . . . .

 

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.