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  • 47th Annual Ron Hebert Race
    47th Annual Ron Hebert Race
    Sunday, April 12,2015 at 10:00 a.m.


    Don't miss out on being part of a local tradition ! Come run one of the oldest races in New England AND the first race of the 2015 SMAC race series!

    The Ron Hebert Race offers a challenging 8-mile route through scenic Florence , MA.

    Start and finish at the John F. Kennedy Middle School , 100 Bridge Rd, Florence.

    PRIZES for all Age Group winners – Running socks for all finishers.
    (Age Group Divisions: Under 15, 15-19, 20 -29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60- 69, 70 +)

    Entry fee: $20 before April 1, 2015. $25 April 1 through race day.

    RACE DAY registration IS available, beginning at 8:30 a.m. !

    To register, print out, complete, and mail in the registration form or to register online at

    (NOTE: entry fee goes up to $25 on April 1, and online registration ends on April 3)

    Download the registration/info form…

    Click here to register online…

  • 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 Winter Youth Practice Program
    SMAC Winter Youth Practice Program
    Sponsored by the Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club

    Program dates for this year:
    No practice 2/15 for Winter Youth Track Practice Program at Smith College - too cold
    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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  • 22nd Annual WAMDA 5K Run/Walk at Look Park
    22nd Annual WAMDA 5K Run/Walk at Look Park
    Sunday March 8, 2015 11:00 AM

    Health Fair 10AM with local food, demonstrations.
    5K Race / Walk 11:00AM

    USATF 5K Certified Course with Timing Chips
    Cash Prize for First Male and Female
    Prizes Awarded in All Age Categories
    T-Shirts for all online runners and walkers if registered by February 21, 2014
    Register online until March 5th
    The Garden House at Look Park, Florence MA

    On-line Registration $23.00
    Registration Day of Race:$30.00


    Click here to register online…

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  • Northampton Mile
    Northampton Mile
    Saturday, March 21st, 2015, at 10:30 AM

    This is a fast one mile course, beginning and ending on Gothic Street in downtown Northampton. This fundraising event will provide critical support for the Northampton High School boys and girls Cross Country and Track and Field teams. We welcome participants of all abilities, young and old. Whether your goal is to run a PR or to just run to welcome in the Spring, our event has something for everyone. Several heats will be run, starting from the fastest. Male and female age group awards will be presented, Raffle prizes, food and beverages, and gift baskets and gift card raffles. T-shirts provided to all pre-registered runners, registered by 3/10/15 or until supplies last. So come out for some fun and support our teams. This is a unique event, so come to challenge yourself and see how fast you are!

    For more information go to our web site:

    Click here to register online…

  • 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…


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.