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).

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 runners in the Valley. 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
  • Nancy Conz Amherst 10-miler road race in February
  • Ron Hebert 8-Mile Road Race in April
  • Weekly 5K cross-country races April through September
  • Organized club track workouts April through September
  • SMAC Race Series April through November
  • Youth Track League at Smith College in June
  • Nancy’s Run for the ACCRF in July
  • The New England Green River Marathon in August/September
  • 5K Summit Run up Mount 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

  • SMAC members are 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.
  • 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 https://www.runreg.com/smacmembership

For more information about membership or to change any of your membership information, contact Tom Raffensperger (SugarloafMountainAC@gmail.com)

And… SMAC gear is always available and always in style! Contact traffens@gmail.com for more information.

 

The SMAC Blog

Latest News & Information

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

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
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