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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 . . .

  • 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!

  • 7th Annual Autism Speaks U UMass Amherst 5k Run/ 3k Walk
    7th Annual Autism Speaks U UMass Amherst 5k Run/ 3k Walk
    Sunday, April 12, 2015 @ 10:30AM

    This year's event will take place on Sunday April 12, 2015 at Kendrick Park (across from Bertucci's) in Amherst Center. Registration opens at 10:30am, opening ceremonies kick-off at 11:30am, and the race begins with a shot gun start at noon! Students, families and community members are encouraged to participate. You can register here for the 5K Run or 3K Walk. The registration fee is $15 (before March 15) and $20 from March 15 through race day. T-shirts will be provided to all registrants who have signed up by March 15th. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male finishers, the top 3 female finishers, the top individual fundraiser and the top fundraising team! Also featured at the event is a family-friendly 3K Walk, information on autism, entertainment, kids area, carnival-like activities, bounce house, food and refreshments. We look forward to seeing you on event day!

    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…

  • The Wild Goose Chase 5K, Family Fun Runs and Kids’ Carnival to Benefit Whole Children
    The Wild Goose Chase 5K, Family Fun Runs and Kids’ Carnival to Benefit Whole Children
    Sunday, May 17, 2015 10:00 AM at Look Park

    The Wild Goose Chase is an inclusive, family event for all ages, and a fundraiser for Whole Children in Hadley. Whole Children offers programs and classes for children with a range of abilities and we strive to meet each child at their skill level in the most appropriate environment for that child.

    valentine-hearts Running events include an age-graded start 5K, a 1 mile run/walk, and kids races including a 26.2 meter race for kids under 3! Carnival activities will include a golden egg hunt, a Wild Goose in costume, face painting, games, food vendors, and special performances. All registered participants receive a Bueno Y Sano gift certificate, a horse-drawn wagon ride, chair massage, and raffle entry for more than 25 gift certificates.

    Register online at , and help support Whole Children! Fundraising is encouraged!

    Click here to register online…

  • Rafters College Towne Classik 5K and 5 Mile
    Rafters College Towne Classik 5K and 5 Mile
    SUNDAY MAY 17, 2015, 10:30 AM

    Rafters Sports Bar & Restaurant, University Dr., Amherst, MA

    5 Mile Run or 5 K (3.1 mile) Run or Walk

    22nd YEAR!!! Help us support our charitable causes, the Jimmy Fund and the Amherst Police Relief Association at this family friendly event. This 5 mile and 5K has a safe and fast course through downtown Amherst.
    ****Commemorative Tee to 1st 300 Entrants, Age Group Awards, Public Safety Team Award, Water Stops, Mile Markers, Professionally Timed****
    Post Race Barbecue: Burgers, Veggie Burgers, Dogs, Fruit, Yogurt, Juice, Bagels, Cookies

    ENTRY FEE: $25 or $30 RACE DAY.

    Download the registration/info form…

    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 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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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.