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  • Read the Latest Edition of The SUN
    Read the Latest Edition of The SUN
    SMAC Sun for November 2015

    Welcome to a new era for The Sugarloaf SUN (a.k.a. and more often just: The SUN). After a little hiatus, SMAC’s newsletter is back and the plan is to put one out every two months. Each club member will receive a pdf copy via email, and it will also be posted here on the website. You can read the latest edition here or view some older editions in our archives here.

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

    Save the date! 

    Sunday, January 3rd
    Sunday, January 17th
    Location is the Indoor Track at Smith College
    Please note the Sugarloaf indoor all-comers meets start at 5:30 PM.
    Hosted by SMAC 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

  • Winter Indoor Practice Program at Smith College Indoor Track
    Winter Indoor Practice Program at Smith College Indoor Track
    10 week training program on Sunday Nights

    10 week training program on Sunday nights fee: $60

    Sydney Henthorn, program director

    Program dates for this year :
    December 6, 13, 20, 2015
    January 10, 24, 31 February 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016
    Practices will be held from 5:00 to 7:00pm
    Smith College Indoor Track and Tennis, (ITT) off West Street, Northampton, MA
    Indoor SMAC meets – TBN
    Northeast Indoor Classic, Reggie Lewis Track, Boston, MA.
    February 7, 2016 (optional meet if interested)

    Register online at (coming soon)

    More info:

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  • SMAC Most Outstanding Runner and Most Improved Runner Nominations Now Being Accepted
    SMAC Most Outstanding Runner and Most Improved Runner Nominations Now Being Accepted
    Nominations Now Being Accepted

    The Board of SMAC wants to hear from you!
    Every year we recognize outstanding running performance and improvement in performance by one or more members of SMAC.

    If you feel someone deserves special recognition for his/her outstanding running performance or improvement in performance in 2015, please complete and return the Most Outstanding Runner/Most Improved Runner Nomination Form to SMAC by mail ( SMAC PO Box 379 , Hadley , MA 01035-0379) or email ( Nominations must be received by December 15, 2015. Nominations will be reviewed at the December Board meeting and SMAC Most Outstanding and Most Improved Runner(s) of 2015 will be selected at that time. The winner(s) of the award will be recognized at the SMAC Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 3, 2016.

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  • 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
    5k for Farmland
    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

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  • Sawmill River 10K Run
    Sawmill River 10K Run
    Friday, January 1, 2016 10AM Start

    A New Year’s Tradition!
    Pre-registration starts November 1st Register on-line @ - or -

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

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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.