Join the Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club

Runners of all ability levels are welcome

Runners of all ability levels are welcome

Join the Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club

Membership Information

Anyone interested in participating in and supporting recreational or competitive running in Western MA is invited to join the Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club (SMAC). Join or renew here at RunReg.

SMAC is open to runners of all ages and abilities and we are a member of both USA Track & Field, 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 U.S.

SMAC’s purpose is to promote running as a recreational activity and a competitive sport by providing and supporting running and racing opportunities to all athletes in Western Massachusetts. We welcome all ages and levels of experience, from young runners who are just learning about the joys and benefits of the sport, to more seasoned runners who can tell a race story or two.

SMAC Sponsored Activities

  • Indoor “All-Comers” Track Meets at Smith College during the winter
  • Weekly 5K cross-country races April through August
  • Organized club track workouts April through September
  • Youth Track League at Smith College in June
  • Ron Hebert 8-Mile Road Race in April
  • Nancy’s Run for the ACCRF 4-miler in July
  • The New England Green River Marathon in August/September
  • Summit Run 5K up Mt. Holyoke in September
  • Mt. Toby Trail Race in October
  • Organized youth track team with weekly practices December through July
  • Monthly Board meetings (open to all)
  • Annual Club Meeting in January

Other Benefits to SMAC Members

  • Certain SMAC members may be eligible for winning a Boston Marathon entry lottery. Each year, the club is given a number of Boston Marathon applications for non-qualifiers, to be distributed among interested club members via a random drawing. To be eligible for the entry lottery, a member must 1) have been a paid member of the club for at least 7 months leading up to the drawing, AND; 2) be a legal resident of Hampden, Hampshire, or Franklin County, Massachusetts AND; 3) have volunteered for at least one SMAC race (or volunteered at the Boston Marathon as a representative of SMAC) during the year leading up to the drawing.
  • SMAC members enjoy 10% off clothing items at Marathon Sports on Pleasant Street in Northampton.

Ready to join (or renew your current membership)?

Sign up now, at

For more information about membership or to change any of your membership information, contact Tom Raffensperger (

And… SMAC gear is always in style! We’re in between vendors but will update the page with ordering info soon.


The SMAC Blog

Latest News & Information

New Board of Directors

The Proposed 2022 Board of Directors are as follows: Officers Dawn Montague (President) – SHUTESBURY Grace Coller (Vice President) – SHELBURNE FALLS David Theoharides (Treasurer) – WHATELY Grace Coller (Secretary)
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SMAC December 17, 2021

Annual Meeting

Hello SMAC members! The upcoming Annual Meeting will be Sunday, January 9 at noon rather than the usual first Sunday in January. That way, our event won’t be in conflict
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SMAC December 17, 2021

SMAC Youth Programs

Hello fellow track families! We have set up youth track practice at Hampshire College this winter. We have the use of their tennis and multisport building behind the Eric Carle
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SMAC November 17, 2021

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