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Thankful 5K 5th Annual Run/Walk Virtual for 2020

The Thankful 5K 5th Annual Run/Walk will be run virtually in 2020 on Thursday, November 26th on a 5K course of your choosing.

The event is organized by the Berkshire Running Center. Here is what they have to say on their Facebook page:

“Join us for the fifth annual Thankful 5K fundraiser for the community. Each year we have hosted this event raising over $10,000 for several local agencies. This year 100 % of the proceeds will be donated to our local Pittsfield Food Pantries.

We have a limited number of Thankful hats available to the first registered.

The 5K can be done anytime on Thanksgiving on the official course or run, walk, ride, paddle , hike or anything you want, anywhere you want. All the while knowing that you are helping to feed a local family at the most challenging times of the year, in the most challenging times we have experienced.

Berkshire Running Center will be collecting non-perishable food items from November 1st- 26th to be delivered to the local pantries here in Pittsfield.

We are all in this together.

Register here: https://berkshirerunningcenter.com/virtual-thankful-5k-2020/

Kent and Shiobbean thank you in advance for your support in keeping this event going for another year.

Blessings. “

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Berkshire Healthcare Harvest Run 5K Canceled for 2020

The Berkshire Healthcare Harvest Run 5K which was to be held Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, MA has been canceled for 2020.

The event was organized by the Berkshire Running Center.

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Berkshire Fall Foliage 5K Race Series

The Berkshire Fall Foliage 5K Race Series will be held August 31 – October 25, 2020 to give runners the chance to participate in any or all of five races that had been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Berkshire Running Center has “virtualized”  these races into a series.

Berkshire Running Center is thrilled to keep the hugely successful virtual race series ‘running’ through the fall with this exciting 8 week 5k race series. Join us for a weekly 5k (3.1 mile) run or walk through the beautiful Berkshires during the most spectacular time of the year.
Runners can choose to run any of the eight designated 5k race courses anytime over the eight week series, logging in once a week with your results.
Berkshire Running Center is thrilled to keep the hugely successful virtual race series ‘running’ through the fall with this exciting 8 week 5k race series beginning August 31st and ending on October 25th.

Results will be submitted each week by Sunday night at 9pm.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners and race division winners at the completion of the race series.
*Each week there will be a raffle for BRC gift cards for 5 participants.

The 5k races courses can be run in any order:

Apple Squeeze 5k
Fall Foliage 5k
Springside Park 5K Trail Run *make your own
Pittsfield State Forest 5k Trail or Road *make your own
Berkshire 4th of July 5k
Women’s Running Race 5K
Greylock Glen 5k
Thankful 5k
(*course links will be sent with registrations)

The series also offers runners the option to run a 5k race of their own anywhere and on any surface or course.
The eight series race includes race submissions and an official Berkshire Fall Foliage 5k Series t-shirt for $50.

For more information visit https://berkshirerunningcenter.com/

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Growing Community  Virtual 5K

Growing Community  Virtual 5K will be held any time from June 21 – July 3, 2020.

This will be the first ever Growing Community Virtual 5K, the first of many events being planned to help strengthen community bonds in Pittsfield. Proceeds from the run will go to the ROPE (Rites of Passage and Empowerment) program and a scholarship fund for local students.

 Complete the race between Father’s Day (June 21) and July 3. Begin your route at 1175 North Street and then choose your own course from there. Snap a picture from the parking lot and post it to social media with #runforpittsfield. Also, please share your time to Berkshire Running Center.

The cost is $25 and includes a Growing Community technical shirt and $5 coupon to BB’s food truck located in the 1175 North Street parking lot. Donations are also welcome.

To register go to https://berkshirerunningcenter.com/growing-community-virtual-5k/

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Wellness Day 5K & 1 Mile Walk CANCELLED

The Wellness Day 5K & 1 Mile Walk will be held Saturday, April 25, 2020 at the Paterson Field House, Berkshire Community College, 1350 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201.

The event is presented by the BCC Physical Therapist Assistant Club.

Entry fee is $25 for both the 5K and 1 Mile walk- there is a 42 processing fee for online registrations. $30 day of race.

Race day entry fee $35.

Free Unisex long sleeve T shirt to all who register before April 23rd.

Timing by Berkshire Running Center.

To pre-register online  go to https://berkshirerunningcenter.com/races-and-events/  or mail in form with check made out and addressed to :

Berkshire Running Center

34 Depot Street

Pittsfield, MA 01201

Race Day Schedule:

8:30 – 9:15 am  Registration

9:30 am 5K Race begins

9:45 am I Mile Walk begins

Prizes to top male and female finishers.

All proceeds will benefit  Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires.

For more Race information visit : https://berkshirerunningcenter.com/.

To learn more about  Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires visit : https://vimberkshires.org/.

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Jingle Bell 8th Annual Fun Run/Walk

The Jingle Bell 8th Annual Fun Run/Walk will be held Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 at the Berkshire Running Center, 34 Depot Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201.

The informal fun run/walk is hosted by the Berkshire Running Center.

The two-mile loop both begins and ends at the Berkshire Running Center.

Although the event is free, participants are asked to donate cash or toys to benefit the Eagle Santa Toy Fund.

There will be no timing or registration.

The event schedule is as follows:

9:00 am   Run/walk begins

For more information call the Berkshire Running Center at (413) 344-4472.

The Eagle Santa Fund, which is sponsored by the Berkshire Eagle, strives to raise about $45,000 a year to provide deserving children in Berkshire County with Christmas gifts.

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Thankful 5K 3rd Annual Run/Walk

The Thankful 5K Run/Walk, 3rd Annual, will be held Thanksgiving Day, Thursday,  Nov. 28,

2019 at the Berkshire Running Center, 34 Depot Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201.

The family-friendly race will consist of six laps of a roughly half mile loop.  Timing will be provided by the Berkshire Running Center, but runners will be responsible for their own lap count.

Entry for the race is free but participants must pre-register online or get printout entry forms at berkshirerunningcenter.com. There will be no registration on race day.

For a donation of $20 or more, entrants will receive a Thankful Beanie winter hat. All participants are also asked to bring a non-perishable food item which will go to the St. Joseph’s Food Pantry.

Schedule:

Wednesday November 27th

10:00 am – 6:00 pm   Bib number and Beanie pick up will be at Berkshire Running Center.

Thursday November 28th:

7:00-7:45 am  Race number and beanie pickup. Remember, no race day registration!

8:00 am  Race/Walk begins

Go home and Happy Thanksgiving!

Proceeds from the donations and beanie sales will benefit St Joseph’s Food Pantry.

For more information about the race visit berkshirerunningcenter.com, email kent@berkshirerunningcenter.com or call (413) 344-4472.

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St. Mary’s School Run For Your Life Cross Country 5K Race

The St. Mary’s School Run For Your Life Cross Country 5K Race will be held Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Lee Middle School, 300 Greylock St., Lee, MA 01238.

This event was formerly known as the St Mary’s School Edu5Ktion.

Now this is a 5K with a twist. Runners will wear a belt with three flags attached. As they run the course, they will encounter “monsters”  who will try to steal their flags. To win, runners must reach the finish line with at least one flag.

The Race will use the Lee Middle High School cross country course (mixed terrain).

Register online at berkshirerunningcenter.com.

T shirts to the first 50 registrants

The entry fee for the race is $25 per person by October 25th. There will be an additional  $2.00 processing fee. After Oct. 25 and on  race day, registration is $30.

Timing by Berkshire Running Center.

Race day schedule:

8:30 – 9:30 am  Registration

10:00 am   5K begins

Awards and refreshments after the race.

Awards will go to the top male and female runner in seven age groups.

Proceeds from the event will support the children of  St. Mary’s School.

For more information email smsrfyl5k@gmail.com.

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Fairview Hospital 15th Annual Monster Dash 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Walk

The Fairview Hospital 15th Annual Monster Dash 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 at the Fairview Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation Building (formerly Condor Chevrolet), 10 Maple St., Great Barrington, MA.

Participants are encouraged to wear costumes.

The registration fee schedule is as follows:

Register online before Oct. 24th at berkshirerunningcenter.com.

$22 for 5K race which includes a $2 processing fee

1 Mile walker entry is $7 per person.

Family walkers entry fee maximum is $20.

Race day entry fee for 5K is $25.

Or

Print entry form (berkshirerunningcenter.com)

$20 for 5K Make check payable and mail to:

Berkshire Running Center

34 Depot St.

Pittsfield, MA 01201

Long sleeved shirts to first 60 5K entrants.

Race day 5K entry fee is $25

The race day schedule is as follows:

8:00- 9:20 am  Registration

9:30 am Race begins

Awards after race.

Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female 5K finishers and the top three male and female finishers in each of six age categories as well as a best costume category.

For more information visit berkshirerunningcenter.com.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the People’s Pantry in Great Barrington, MA.

The race is sponsored by Fairview Hospital Recreation Association, Fairview Hospital Cardiopulmonary and Fairview Hospital Rehabilitation Services, Bartlett’s Orchard, Big Y, Taft Farms, Fuel and Berkshire Running Center.

For more information visit berkshirerunningcenter.com.

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Berkshire Healthcare Harvest Run 5K/Kid’s 1 Mile

The Berkshire Healthcare Harvest Run 5K/Kid’s 1 Mile will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at the Paterson Field House of  Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St., Pittsfield, MA  01201.

The event is organized by Berkshire Healthcare in partnership with Berkshire Community College.

To pre-register online, go to bershirerunningcenter.com. The entry fee for the 5K run is $27 ($2 processing fee added in for online registrations) for individuals who pre-register by Oct. 15th, $30 after Oct.15th including race day.

Three-person relay team entry is $25 per person, $30 after Oct. 16th.

Kid’s 1 mile run is free courtesy of TDBank North.

Youth shirts to first 50 1 mile registrants.

Long sleeved tech shirts to first 150 5K registrants.

Note : there is an additional  $2 online fee for 5k entrants.

To register online go here: https://berkshirerunningcenter.com/races-and-events/

Timing by Berkshire Running Center.

The race day schedule:

8:30-9:30  am  Race day registration and packet pickup

10:00 am   5K starts

10:45 am  Kid’s 1 Mile Run

Awards and Harvest Fest food and activities after race.

Cash prizes go to top male and female overall winners and top three male and female winners in each age group will be recognized.

I Mile awards go to the top three boys and girls winners in each age group, 6 to 12.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the BCC Nursing Program.

To get more race information visit berkshirerunningcenter.com.

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