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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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Apple Squeeze 5 Mile, 5K and Apple Cider 1 Mile Kids Run

The Apple Squeeze 5 Mile  5K and Apple Cider 1 Mile Kids Run will be held Sunday, September 22,  2019 at Lilac Park, Lenox, MA.

This third-year event is part of the Lenox Apple Squeeze Festival.

Registration and packet pickup will be at Lilac Park, and both the 5 Miler and 5K will both start at Sunset Street. The  Kids run will begin across the street from the BUTI campus on Yokun Ave.

Entry Fee Schedule:     5 Mile    5K      1 Mile

Pre-Registration             $25       $20    $15       Add $2.00 online fee   Mail in forms save $2.00 fee.

Race Day Registration     $30       $25    $15

T shirts guaranteed to everyone registered by September. Sizes not guaranteed for anyone.

Go here to register : https://berkshirerunningcenter.com/apple-squeeze-5-miler-5k-and-kids-1-mile/

Race Day Schedule:

Saturday (day before the race)

11:00 am – 4:00 pm Packet pickup at the Apple Squeeze Festival

Race Day

7:15-8:15 am  Registration and Packet pickup

8:30 am  5 Mile and 5K races begin

9:30 am  Kids Run begins

Awards at Apple Squeeze Festival after the races.

Proceeds from the races will benefit the Morris Elementary PTO.

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

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Woofstock 2019 5K and Dog Walk

The Woofstock 2019 5K and Dog Walk will be held Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 at The Common on First St., Pittsfield, MA  01201.

The event is organized by the Berkshire Humane.

The Dog Walk includes a 5K Run and  more formalized Canine Games. These events are part of a larger family-oriented Festival . The Dog Walk route is approximately one mile long.

Timing for the 5K is by Berkshire Running Center.

Besides the entry fee, participants are encouraged to fundraise. Register by visiting berkshirehumane.org.

Here are your Woofstock entry fee/fundraising options.


$60 Pre-registration for 5K or Dog Walk (Includes Woofstock T-shirt* & Goody Bag)

$25 Pre-registration for 5K or Dog Walk

$20 Child (under 12) Pre-registration for 5K or Dog Walk

FREE* Pre-registration for Dog Walk

The Dog Walk is a free event with a suggestion minimum donation of $25 for Adults and $20 for Children under 12.

*Woofstock t-shirts available (while supplies last) for a donation of $60. Registration counts toward this donation. Secure your shirt with a $60 pre-registration by August 20.
Registered dogs receive a bandana (while supplies last).

You may run as an individual or on a team with family and friends.

5K runners can also register to fundraise by joining the Fundraising Platform and earn bigger prizes with higher donation totals. Join as an individual or form a team.

Register your dog for $10 and the pooch receives a bandanna.

The Walk day schedule is as follows:

9:00 – 9:45 am  5K Registration

9:00 – 10:45 am   Dog Walk Registration

9:30 am   Canine Games  (finals at noon)

10:00 am  5K Run begins

11:00 am  Dog Walk begins

Noon    Canine Games Finals- ribbons awarded

All day- Food, vendors, music, games and raffles. Proceeds from the event benefit the Berkshire Humane and will be used to care for shelter animals.

For more information call  (413) 447-7878 or visit berkshirehumane.org.

To learn more about Berkshire Humane visit berkshirehumane.org.

Berkshire Humane thanks the following sponsors for their generosity:

Title Sponsors:

Pittsfield Cooperative Bank  and Benson’s Pet Center

$500 Sponsors:

Onyx Specialty Papers

West Oil Company

$250 Sponsors:

WTEN Pet Connection

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Guido’s GR8T  Mile Race

Guido’s GR8T  Mile Race will be held Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Guido’s Fresh Marketplace, Route 7, Great Barrington, MA  01230.

The race is hosted by the Berkshire Running Center and Guido’s GR8T Road Race.

Registration fees:

$30 per person before July 22

$35 from July 23 through August 4

$40 on  race day.

Add $2 processing fee to online registrations.

Technical Race Shirt to the first 75 registrants, shirt sizes not guaranteed.

Refreshments from Guido’s Fresh marketplace after the race.

The race will start near Guido’s on Rt. 7 and finish near Guido’s. This 8 mile road race will go North on Rt. 7 turn left on Pope St., then left onto Maple Ave. (RT.23) and turn left onto West Sheffield road, following that and turning left onto Lime Kiln Road. A quick right and left turn across Rt. 7 in Sheffield will put you onto Kellogg St., a left onto Boardman St. which turns into East Sheffield Rd., left onto Brookside Rd., right onto S. Main St. (RT 7N) to the finish at Guido’s Fresh Marketplace.
Register here:
https://berkshirerunningcenter.com/guidos-gr8t-8-mile-road-race/

Race Day Schedule :

6:30-7:30 am  Final Registration, Race number pick up (no registration after 7:30 am)

8:00 am Race begins.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three overall finishers, both male and female as well as the top finisher in each of six age categories.

Proceeds from the race will benefit Porchlight VNA/Home Care Nursing Assistant Training Program.

For more information call Kent or Kaylene at (413) 344-4472.

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