• Northampton 5K XC Race Series
    Northampton 5K XC Race Series
    Tuesday evenings through August 29th


    Please note: No races in September


    Sugarloaf's Tuesday evening races in Northampton begin on April 4th, at 6:30 p.m. The series continues every Tuesday through August 29th. 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 . . .

  • Wednesday Night Track Workouts
    Wednesday Night Track Workouts
    Deerfield Academy Track : 6 to 7 PM

    Back by Popular Demand: SMAC Track Workouts Begin in June

    SMAC will again be hosting weekly track workouts at Deerfield Academy on Wednesday evenings from June through August. The workouts begin with an easy warm-up run on the dirt road or out through the grassy athletic fields. There are three levels of workouts on any night, so you can pick the workout that best matches your fitness level. The workouts will increase gradually in duration and intensity. Some runners shy away from track work because they think the workouts will be too difficult, or that they will get injured by running fast. In fact you will become stronger and faster. All levels of runners are welcome. Just bring a positive attitude, a willingness to work hard, and a refusal to whine. You’ll fit right in. We have a great group of runners -- some who have been doing these workouts for years. On hot days there is the optional dip in the nearby Deerfield River , followed by post-race refreshments at Mesa Verde in Greenfield . If you have any questions, email Barry Auskern at bernardston@comcast.net.

  • SMAC Race Series 2017
    SMAC Race Series 2017
    15 great road races – 1 great race series !



       --Ron Hebert Road Race
       --Daffodil Run
       --Rabbit Run
       --JCC Father’s Day 10K
       --Lake Wyola Road Race
       --Summit Run 5K
       --Mug Race
       --Don Maynard Race
       --Chase’n a Mason 5K    --Mt. Toby Trail Run    --Dan Barry Memorial Road Race
       --Clarkdale Cider Run 12K
       --plus others
    2017 marks the 8th year of the SMAC Road 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 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.

    New this year!you can enter for a chance to win “Race for Free in 2017” – 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 2017 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, or
    -- register online at https://www.runreg.com/smacraceseries.

    Your registration fee covers the costs of the end-of-series recognition ceremony, finisher t-shirts, and awards.

    Download the registration/info form…

    Click here to register online…

  • SMAC 5K Summit Run 2017
    SMAC 5K Summit Run 2017
    Sunday, September 17th, 2017 - 9:30AM

    Contact: Dave Martula: davidmartula@gmail.com; 413-586-8002

    It's our mini version of the Mt. Washington Road Race, in your own back yard ! The 5K Summit Run starts on Rt 47 just south of Mitch's Marina in Hadley. The first 1.25 miles are relatively flat, and then the course heads up the paved road to the summit of Mt. Holyoke via a series of switchbacks, for a total climb of 800 feet that ends in scenic views in all directions.

    Download the registration/info form…

  • Fall Foliage 5K Walk/Run for A Better Chance
    Fall Foliage 5K Walk/Run for A Better Chance
    Saturday 14 October 2017 10:30 am

    Amherst Town Common--Routes 9 and 116 Near 30 Boltwood Avenue
    Registration opens at 8:30
    Pre-register at: https://www.runreg.com/amherst-a-better-chance-fall-foliage-5k-run
    Course is mostly on trails, where you can enjoy the scenery of Amherst College, Pelham hills, bird sanctuary, and rail trail.
    Most importantly, proceeds support Amherst A Better Chance; please visit the website: www.amherstabetterchance.org
    T-shirts for pre-reg, age-group prizes, Accu-Spec timing, refreshments, music, Amherst farmers' market, live auction, more

    Click here to register online…

  • 9th Annual 5K for Farmland (5K road race and 2 Mile walk)
    9th Annual 5K for Farmland (5K road race and 2 Mile walk)
    Sunday October 15 2017 11AM

    The 9th Annual 5K for Farmland race on a fast, flat route through historic farmland or take the scenic 2-Mile walk along the Connecticut River. Farmers Market Festival, Local Beer from Valley Malt, and Live Music!

    Commemorative 5K for Farmland pint glasses for all pre-registrants, age group awards, AND you’ll be entered into a raffle for great local prizes!

    Register at RunReg or 5K for Farmland

    Click here to register online…

    View more information…

 

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.