• Northampton 5K XC Race Series
    Northampton 5K XC Race Series
    Tuesday evenings through August 28th

    Sugarloaf's Tuesday evening races in Northampton begin on April 3rd, at 6:30 p.m. The series continues every Tuesday through August 28th. Entry costs $5.00 for runners 18 years old and up; runners under 18 enter for free. It is an accurately measured 5 km cross-country course through beautiful fields and woods. 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 . . .

  • The New SMAC Newsletter is Here!
    The New SMAC Newsletter is Here!
    July/August 2018 Issue

    Check out the latest issue of SMAC's full-color newsletter, The Sugarloaf Sun. This fourth issue of 2018 is full of the usual great race stories, articles, profiles, information, and artwork by club members. Please click here to read it in PDF format. Thanks to all who contributed!

    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 September 1, 2018 issue is August 26, though of course earlier is always better (to allow the editor time to do... well, whatever it is he does).

  • SMAC Green Prix Trail Series
    SMAC Green Prix Trail Series
    Series kicks off with the Sawmill Scramble 5K

    The SMAC Green Prix Trail Series kicks off with the Sawmill Scramble 5k at 9am on Saturday June 9th at Ryan Road school in Northampton! The course is a great introduction to trail running, short, quick, uphill, downhill. $20 race-day registration. Race is a fundraiser for the Nature's Classroom Scholarship fund at Ryan Road School.

    Race #2 is the Fitzgerald Five - A 5 mile trail race through the Fitzgerald Lake Conservation area in Northampton on June 30th.Start time is 8:30 for that one. Course is going to be a fast and flat loop around the woods and wetlands. This one is mostly flat or rolling with no big hills and mostly smooth trails. $10 race day registration. Start finish is at the Cook Ave. parking lot trailhead.

    Race #3 is the Sugarloaf 5miler on August 19th at 8:30AM - A more challenging 5 mile trail race from the base parking area on Mt. Sugarloaf in South Deerfield up and around the trails of North Sugarloaf featuring views across to the west from the North Sugarloaf overlook and some killer single-track climbing! This one is hilly but the views will be worth it! Registration is $10 for this one as well!

    Race #4 is the weekly Tuesday Night Northampton Cross-Country 5k race on July 24th at the Community Gardens on Burts Pit Rd in Northampton. Run weekly for as long as anyone can recall each summer, the weekly race run put on by Sue and Don Grant is a staple in the local summer running calendar. Come down any Tuesday before the official series race date to practice. Race starts at 6:30, registration is open at 5:30. Course is well marked 2-loop route with some hills. Entry fee is $5 (A Bargain!)

    Registration is available on RunReg.com for the series and is only $10!

    Points will be awarded to all runners in the series who complete the events. Points will be given out in Cross-Country meet fashion with the lowest cumulative score at the end of the series being the winner. Each finisher will earn a point equal to their place of finish among the series competitors in the event (Not their place of finish in the race itself)

    Awards will be given out at a ceremony TBA following the series conclusion. Prizes in the series will be awarded to the top 3 male and female point winners as well as to any runners who complete the whole series.

    Click here to register online…

  • 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…

  • Save the Date for the Summit Run 5K!!
    Save the Date for the Summit Run 5K!!
    Sunday, September 23rd 2018

    The Summit Run 5K to be held on Sunday, September 23rd.
    Mark your calendars!

    Download the registration/info form…

  • Northfield Summer Road Race Series
    Northfield Summer Road Race Series
    Begins Thursday June 7th

    WHEN: Every Thursday, June through August Race Start Time 6:30pm; Registration begins at 6pm
    WHERE: Behind Cameron Winery (105 Main Street, Northfield)
    WHAT: A 3.3 mile race through Northfield Everyone gets a prize from the award table stocked with gift certificates, homemade baked goods, and other great stuff!
    Walkers welcome and can begin at 6pm and/or walk a shorter course
    HOW MUCH: $4 per entry, $10 max per family
    Check out our page on Facebook:
    Call Bob Emberley at 498-4404 for more info.

    View more information…

  • GySgt Thomas J. Sullivan Remembrance 5K Run 2 mile walk
    GySgt Thomas J. Sullivan Remembrance 5K Run 2 mile walk
    Sunday September 9, 2018

    The GySgt Thomas J. Sullivan Remembarance Run is a 5k run and a 2 mile walk. Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan, 40, gave his life while defending his country on Thursday July 16, 2015 during an attack on a Naval Reserve Center in Chattanooga, TN. He was a two-time Purple Heart recipient and Iraq veteran.

    Proceeds benefit the GySgt Sullivan Scholarship Fund and Galaxy Council support of the Marine Corps Birthday Ball

    Sunday, 9th of September 2018
    Registration: 8:30am
    Race Begins: 10:30am
    Cost: $25 Runners/Walkers in advance ($30.00 day of race)
    (Awards given to top 3 Male and Female runners)
    T-shirt guaranteed to all participants registered by 26 Aug 2018.
    Pre-Race dinner specials night before at Nathan Bill’s with After-party immediately following the race Live MUSIC, FOOD & DRINKS
    Pre-Race Pick up at Fleet Feet Sports - Saturday Sep. 8th 10am-6pm

    Nathan Bill's Bar and Restaurant
    110 Island Pond Rd
    Springfield, MA US 01118

    Click here to register online…

  • Race To End Child Abuse
    Race To End Child Abuse
    September 16, 2018 - Run/Walk Starts 9:00 am

    This 5k run and walk will support the Children’s Advocacy Center. No registration fee. Just come enjoy yourself with friends and family. The Children’s Advocacy Center staff will be present to conduct tours of our recently renovated facility, accept donations, and give you a tax-deductible receipt.

    There will be a timed finish - Bathrooms available
    Water and homemade cookies at the finish line

    Children’s Advocacy Center, 56 Wisdom Way, Greenfield, MA

    Contact: Info@CACfranklinNQ.org
    or call Irene 508-843-7306


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.