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

Fitness, fun, and competition

The Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club’s purpose is to promote running as both a recreational activity and competitive sport by providing and supporting running and racing opportunities to all athletes in Western Massachusetts. It is an inclusive group for runners of all abilities, from sprinters to ultra-runners, with highly competitive athletes and people running for health and happiness. We also 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.

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Membership Information

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

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

Other Benefits to SMAC Members

  • SMAC members receive issues of the club’s newsletter, The Sugarloaf Sun, as it is published.
  • 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% discount on running items at Marathon Sports on Pleasant Street in Northampton.

Ready to join (or renew your current membership)?

Sign up now, at www.runreg.com/smacmembership-2023

 

 

 

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