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  • Race to End Child Abuse
    Race to End Child Abuse

    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.

    April 1, 2017 -  Run/Walk Starts 9:00 am  Registration 8AM
    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
    For information email Info@CACfranklinNQ.org or call Irene 508-843-7306

  • Sugarloaf Winter Youth Track Practice Program
    Sugarloaf Winter Youth Track Practice Program
    10 week training program on Sunday Nights


    For ages 5-14. We promote athletic training for track and field and build stronger, more confident young athletes. This program will prepare your child for the next season of any sport and increase their performance. Co-ed groups are formed by age. Each evening we have 4 activities and aim to make training a fun experience. Running, jumping, and throwing will be covered in a variety of exercises.

    PRACTICE CANCELED Feb 12th, 2017 DUE TO WEATHER

    The program will run on Sunday evenings, 5pm - 7pm at Smith College ITT building on the following dates 2016-17:
    2016
    December 4, 11, 18

    2017
    January 8, 15, 22, 29
    February 5, 12, 19, 26

    Questions?
    Contact Sydney Henthorn, program director shenthorn20@gmail.com
    Register online at Runreg.com

    Click here to register online…

  • The All-New SMAC Newsletter is Here!
    The All-New SMAC Newsletter is Here!
    Jan./Feb. 2017 Issue


    Check out the latest oversized issue of SMAC's full-color newsletter, The Sugarloaf Sun. Covering races and events from late fall through to New Year's, it's full of 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!

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    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 March 1 issue is Sunday, Feb. 19, though of course earlier is always better (to allow the editor time to do... well, whatever it is he does).

  • Amherst 10-Miler: Return to a Classic New England Road Race
    Amherst 10-Miler: Return to a Classic New England Road Race
    February 26, 2017


    Looking for a Boston Marathon trainer? Want a fun and scenic run along country roads? Want to test yourself on a few good hills? Then this is your race!! The Amherst 10-Miler, now in its 43rd year, is a challenging road race along a mix of paved and dirt roads in a super-scenic part of Western Mass. But beware – the competition is often as steep as the hill at mile 3. It will be the first race in the 2017 New England Grand Prix Road Race Series, and we anticipate another exciting showdown among teams from across New England this year. Cash prizes will be offered for individual runners, including awards for first place male and female, age group awards, and awards to the male and/or female who can set a new course record (current course records are held by Bob Hodge at 48:57 and Nancy Conz at 57:05). In recognition of the talent right here in the Valley, cash prizes will also be awarded to the fastest male and female local runners.

    For those of you who have run the race over the past few years, you are in for a number of exciting changes this year, as we are going back in time and reinstating some of the elements that make the Amherst 10-Miler the classic New England Road Race that we have grown to love, while also adding in some new fun stuff!

    These changes include:
    -- bringing back the original course: The race will begin in front of Amherst Regional High School and finish in the parking lot of Wildwood Elementary School, with registration and post-race amenities halfway in between, at the Amherst Regional Middle School.
    -- providing a bag drop/gear car to bring your warm dry clothes to the finish line for the .3(-ish)-mile walk back to the post-race food at the Middle School (in addition to access to locker rooms and showers)
    -- adding cheering crews along the course and at the finish line
    -- providing long-sleeve cotton t-shirts to all registered runners (and volunteers!)
    -- adding in a Finisher’s award (a comfy winter hat) for all race finishers
    -- returning to hot post-race food, including pizza, chili, and other goodies
    -- rolling back the entry fee to what it was the last time we ran the original course: $35 through February 12, 2017, and $40 from February 13, 2017 through race day

    For all the details, visit the race website: www.amherst10miler.com

    Click here to register online…

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  • Race To End Child Abuse
    Race To End Child Abuse
    April 1, 2017 - 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

 

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.