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Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club

Founded in 1972, the Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club (SMAC) promotes running as a recreational activity and a competitive sport. SMAC provides and supports running, training, and racing opportunities to all runners in our region.

SMAC is a member of both USA Track & Field (USATF), the premier national governing body of running in the United States, and the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), the oldest and largest distance running organization in the US.

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Race Series

15 great races – 1 great race series! Our wildly popular race series is entering its 10th year running!

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Wed 20

SMAC Board of Directors meeting

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Northampton 5K Cross Country Race

Northampton 5K Cross Country Race

Every Tuesday evening through August 27th

Sugarloaf’s Tuesday evening races in Northampton begin on April 2nd, at 6:30 p.m. The series continues every Tuesday through August 27th. 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.
Note: No races in September this year!

For any further information, please call Don Grant, race director, at (413) 584-7725.
Results can be viewed here . . .

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.

Race for free!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! Also, remember, 2019 registration fee is waived for anyone who got lost on the course last year. If you fall into this category, please contact Carla Halpern at (978) 490-6606 for a paper registration.
When: May 18, 2019, 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…

Race To End Child Abuse

Race To End Child Abuse

September 15, 2019 - Run/Walk Starts 9:00 am

This 5k run and walk will support the Children’s Advocacy Center. No registration fees. Just come enjoy yourself with friends and family and make a donation. 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.

Run/Walk Starts 9:00 am Registration 8AM
There will be a timed finish – Bathrooms available – water and homemade cookies – raffles
PRIZE FOR BEST SUPER HERO COSTUME, KIDS RACES
Children’s Advocacy Center, 56 Wisdom Way, Greenfield, MA

Children’s Advocacy Center, 56 Wisdom Way, Greenfield, MA
Contact: Info@CACfranklinNQ.org or call Irene 508-843-7306

Download the registration/info form…

The SMAC Blog

Latest News & Information

Running Up That Hill

by Ben Kimball Hills. We all know how hard they can be on a run. From the brutes like Crittenden Hill in the middle of the Bridge of Flowers race
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SMAC February 5, 2019

Member Profile: Nate Olson

Name: Nate Olson Age: 30 Town: Sunderland Job: I teach Pilates at The Pilates Studio in Hadley. Right now I’m working on developing a Pilates-based mobility and conditioning program geared
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SMAC January 31, 2019

Member Profile: Francie Lin

Name: Francie Lin Age: 41 Town: Florence Job: Writer Personal Records? I haven’t done very many races, but last year I ran my second half-marathon in 1:48, which was a
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SMAC January 31, 2019
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