• Snowstorm Classic Winter Race Series
    Snowstorm Classic Winter Race Series
    Presented by the Greater Springfield Harriers

    The SnowStorm Classic Winter Race Series has been held each Saturday from December through February since 1980. Organized by the Greater Springfield Harriers running club, the series alternates between certified 5 and 10 kilometer courses.
    The races have never been canceled.
    No matter how cold it is, how much it may snow, if you get to the Skate House, you can run!

    Where
    Porter Lake Skate House, Forest Park, Springfield, MA
    When
    Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. from Dec. 1st, 2018 through Feb. 23rd, 2019
    Registration
    Day of Race Registration Only: 8:15 am - 8:45am
    Per Week: Adults $5/Kids 14 & under only $2. Run once, or as many weeks as you like.
    - Or -
    Season Pass: $50 Adults / $20 for 14 & under: Pay at the race. ** There is an entrance fee into Forest Park

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  • SMAC Indoor All-Comers Meet
    SMAC Indoor All-Comers Meet
    Smith College Indoor Track - 2/24/2019

    February 24, 2019
    All Comers Meet
    Smith College
    West Street
    Northampton, Ma
    All Comers meet will run 2:00 -6:00pm with rolling schedule of events.
    All athletes are welcome, kids, high school, college, masters, and clubs.
    Registration on directathletics.com.
    Registration $15 online until 11pm 2/23/19. Day of $20. Teams of (5+) and student discounts available.
    Questions? Email the meet director:
    shenthorn20@gmail.com.
    FAT timing by Triangle Timing
    Events:
    3000m
    55m dash
    800m dash
    200m dash
    1 Mile
    400 run
    Long jump
    High jump

    USATF Certified Officials

    Download the registration/info form…

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


    Join SMAC at the Smith Indoor Track and Tennis facility this 2018-19 winter season! For kids in grades K–8, the Winter Youth Track Program provides an introduction to a variety of track and field events, and is a great way to develop athleticism, practice skills and techniques of track and field events. Come out to have fun, make new friends, and get the winter wiggles out!
    Coaches Sydney Henthorn, Ashley Krause, Alex Niemiec, and Marc Patillo, along with our Smith College t & f athletes and high school-aged assistant coaches, we will teach running, jumping and throwing events. Each evening athletes will be divided into co-ed groups by age, and rotate through 3 to 4 stations with 2-3 coaches per station/activity. Stations and activities will vary each week.

    SMAC'S YOUTH TRACK PROGRAM MISSION: To foster the development of youth through participation in track and field training to develop athletic strength, sportsmanship, and a passion for lifelong fitness.

    New Time this year! 4pm- 6pm
    Fee $90
    The program is from 4-6 PM on the following Sunday evenings, at Smith College's Indoor Track and Tennis facility (ITT) off West Street (Route 66): November 18, 25, 2018
    December 2, 9
    January 13, 20, 27, 2019
    February 3, 17
    February 24 All Comers Track Meet 2 -6 pm
    Questions?
    Contact Sydney Henthorn, program director shenthorn20@gmail.com
    Register online at Runreg.com

    Click here to register online…

  • The New SMAC Newsletter is Here!
    The New SMAC Newsletter is Here!
    January/February 2019 Issue


    Check out the latest issue of SMAC's full-color newsletter, The Sugarloaf Sun. This first issue of 2019 is full of the usual race stories, articles, profiles, information, and creative inspirations of our terrific and talented club members. Please click here to read it in PDF format. Thanks to all who contributed!

    cover of the Jan/Feb 2019 Sugarloaf Sun newsletter

    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, 2019 issue is February 26, though of course earlier is always better (to allow the editor time to do... well, whatever it is he does).

  • SMAC Race Series 2019
    SMAC Race Series 2019
    15 great races – 1 great race series!

    -- Ron Hebert
    -- Rabbit Run
    -- Pound the Pavement
    -- Lake Wyola
    -- JCC Father’s Day
    -- Nancy’s Run
    -- Mug Race
    -- Don Maynard
    -- Summit Run
    -- Covered Bridge Classic
    -- Chase ‘N Mason
    -- Monster Dash
    -- Dan Barry
    -- Monson Memorial Classic
    -- 9K for K9
    - - plus others

    2019 marks the 10th 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 2019” – 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 2019 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 $30 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…

  • 51st Annual Ron Hebert Road Race
    51st Annual Ron Hebert Road Race
    Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

    FIRST RACE OF THE 2019 SMAC RACE SERIES !!!   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 2019 SMAC race series!   The Ron Hebert Road 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, 2019. $25 April 1 through race day.   RACE DAY registration IS available, beginning at 8:30 a.m.!   or register online at https://www.runreg.com/ron-hebert-8-miler    (NOTE: entry fee goes up to $25 on April 1, and online registration ends on April 5)  

    Click here to register online…

  • New Salem’s 16th Annual Rabbit Run
    New Salem’s 16th Annual Rabbit Run
    May 18, 2019 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.
    New this year: race marshals at every turn!
    When: May 19, 2018, 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…

 

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.