REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Please be aware that due to the impending weather, the start time for the Jones 10-miler has been delayed by 2 hours. The race will start at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday February 24. We apologize for any inconvenience but must take into account the safety of those traveling from afar and all of those who are running.
Please also note that because the race incurs numerous fixed costs ahead of time we are unable to grant refunds to people who pre-registered and decide not to run at the later time, as noted in the waiver on the registration form.
We look forward to seeing you at 1:00 at the starting line ready to tackle the [snowy] hills of Amherst.
Looking for a Boston Marathon trainer ? Want a fun and interesting run through country roads ? Want to test yourself on a few good hills ? Then this is your race!! The Jones 10-Miler is a challenging race along scenic, hilly rural roads (some dirt). But this year it won’t just be the hill at mile 3 that feels steep -the competition will be also. This year once again and by popular demand, the race is a USATF-NE Grand Prix race – the first of the 2013 season! We anticipate another exciting showdown among teams from across New England, and we also offer cash awards for individual runners, including awards for first place male and female, age group awards, and awards to the male and/or female who can set a new course record (current course records are held by Bob Hodge at 48:57 and Nancy Conz at 57:05). In recognition of the talent right here in the Valley, cash awards will also be awarded to the fastest male and female local runners.
Click here for the race map
Click here for the race elevation
Click here for prize categories and cash award amounts.
Register online at RunReg.com at https://www.runreg.com/Net/3364 OR print out and mail in the registration form.
Team Registration: If you are the captain/coach/leader of a team and would like to register your entire team at once, please
1 – complete the team entry form
2 – email the entry form to DonnaUtakis@yahoo.com, and
3 – mail a check for the total registration fee for all registrants, to the address provided on the form.
A NOTE ABOUT T-SHIRTS: In an effort to more accurately determine the number of t-shirts to have made and therefore avoid waste, this year we will be providing t-shirts free FOR ALL ENTRIES RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 10, 2013 only. If you register after February 10, 2013, you will NOT receive a free t-shirt. A limited number of t-shirts will be available for sale on race day for $10.
From East, West, and South: Take Mass Pike to Exit 4. Follow Route 91 North to exit 19.
At end of ramp turn right (east) onto Route 9 and go about 6 miles to the center of Amherst. Turn
left onto North
Pleasant St and continue through 3 stoplights, then turn right onto Chestnut Street.
Parking and registration are at the Middle School (.4 miles on the left after turning onto Chestnut
From North: Take 91 South to exit 20. At the first set of stoplight, turn left onto Damon Rd. At
the end of Damon Rd, turn left onto Route 9 east and go about 6 miles to the center of Amherst.
Follow directions above from the center of Amherst to the race.
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Original artwork by SMAC member JoEllen Reino. Originally published in the May/June 2021 issue of The Sugarloaf Sun.
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Original artwork by SMAC member JoEllen Reino. Originally published in the January/February 2021 issue of The Sugarloaf Sun.
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