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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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Sat 17

Montague Mug Race 5.5 miles

August 17 @ 8:30 am
Sun 18

1ST ANNUAL MULTI CLUB PICNIC

August 18 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tue 20

Northampton 5K Cross Country Race

August 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 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…

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

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The SMAC Blog

Latest News & Information

SOS Cape Cod Triathlon (6/22/19)

by JoEllen Reino As soon as I received the promotional email for this race last fall, I knew I wanted to participate. My husband John and I were going to
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SMAC July 5, 2019

Are You Running Too Fast?

by Laure Van den Broeck Raffensperger In July 2018, SMAC sponsored me to attend the RRCA-level 1 coaching course in Bloomfield, CT. It was awesome! Two days were crammed full
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SMAC May 15, 2019

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
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