Seeking New SMAC Members!

Seeking New SMAC Members!

Anyone interested in participating in and supporting recreational or competitive running in Western MA is invited to join the Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club (SMAC). Memberships will be valid from the day you join/renew through Dec. 31, 2022 (all current 2021 memberships expire on 1/1/2022). Join or renew here at RunReg.

The club is open to runners of all ages and abilities. As a SMAC member, you’ll find positive and encouraging friends who will help you reach your competitive and fitness goals — and have a lot of fun along the way.

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. We also support trail running, triathlon, and all sorts of other athletic endeavors that include running and related forms of physical fitness.


Some SMAC Sponsored Activities

• Weekly 5K cross-country races April through August

• Organized club track workouts April through September

• Youth Track League at Smith College in June

• Indoor “All-Comers” Track Meets at Smith College

• 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

• Summit Run 5K up Mt. Holyoke in September

• Mt. Toby Trail Race in October

• Organized youth track team with weekly practices

• 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. See the SMAC website for full eligibility details. SMAC members also enjoy 10% off on clothing items at Marathon Sports on Pleasant Street in Northampton.

A slight membership fee increase this year reflects both decades of inflation as well as Covid-related club finances.

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