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The Berkshire South 7th Annual 5K Run/Walk

The Berkshire South 7th Annual 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, May 4 2019 at the Great Barrington Airport, 70 Egremont Plain Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230.

The race, which will be held rain or shine  will both begin and end at the airport.

Please note: This is a pet-free event.

Pre-register at The first 100 paid registrants will receive a long-sleeved race T shirt.

The entry fee is $30 until 5 pm May 3rd. The race day price is $40. Children 7 years and under are free when accompanied by a registered parent or guardian.

The race day schedule is as follows:

9:00 am  check in

10:00 am  Race begins

Awards and refreshments after race.

Proceeds from the race will benefit Berkshire South’s Teen Outreach Nutrition Exercise program (TONE) as well as other youth-oriented wellness programs.

To learn more about Berkshire South or for more race information visit

For more race information call Steven at (413) 528-2810  ext 35 or email


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Run Like a Deer 5K Run/Walk

The Run Like a Deer 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday,  Nov. 3, 2018 at the Barkhamsted Elementary School, 65 Ripley Hill Road, Barkhamsted, CT 06063.

The event is sponsored by Northwestern Regional School District #7.

The early entry fee is $20 per person plus a free T shirt  if registered by Oct. 20th. Race day entry fee is $22.

Go to to register online or print entry form. Mail check payable to RSD7 to:

Run Like A Deer

c/o Molly Sexton-Read

48 Taylor Road

Barkhamsted, CT  06063

The race day schedule is as follows:

8:00 am   Registration

9:30 am  Race and walk begin

Awards after race.

Trophies go to the top male and female overall winners as well as the top male and female NWR7 staff or student winners.

Medals go to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each age group except for walkers.

Proceeds from the race will help offset graduation expenses.

For more information email

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Vassar College Halloween 5K Fun Run

The Vassar College Halloween 5K Fun Run will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. Parking is in North Lot off of Collegeview Ave.

The event is sponsored by Vassar College Health Education Office, RunVassar and support of Mid-Hudson Road Runner.

There is no entry fee for this race but participants are asked to donate to Family Services Domestic Violence. To receive a finishing medal, participants must cross the finish line with a registration number. There will be no individual timing.

To register visit                                                                                                                                          Costumes are enthusiastically encouraged.

Race day schedule is as follows:

10:00 am registration at Residential Quad Vassar College

11:00 am Race begins at North Lot off of Collegeview Ave.

Noon Trick or treating for the kids begins at North Lot for lineup and procession.                                                                                                                                                Costume judging and trick or treating at Vassar Residential Quad. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This event is sponsored by the Town of Poughkeepsie recreation Dept., DC Youth Bureau, Vassar College Health Education Office, Vassar Residential Houses and a Community Grant.

For more information call (845) 437-7769.

Proceeds from event donations will benefit Family Services Domestic Violence.

Find race flyer at

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The Fall Fest Charity 5K Rail Trail Race

The Fall Fest Charity 5K Rail Trail Race will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 at the Salisbury Ski Jumps (Satre Hill), Indian Cave Road, Salisbury, CT.

The 5K race, which is sponsored by the Housatonic Youth Service Bureau (HYSB),  will both begin and end at the ski jump property. The race is an out and back event using the Rail Trail. Participants are asked to park in the field and walk down the gravel road to the ski jump area. Register at the Byrd House.

There is no entry fee for the race, but donations will be gladly accepted.

There is no pre-registration, but entrants must register race morning.

The race day schedule is as follows:

8:00 am Registration

9:00 am Race begins

Water and fruit for participants after the race.

Proceeds from the race will benefit HYSB to help fund a variety of services for at-risk youngsters and their families in the Region One School District of Northwestern CT.

To learn more about Housatonic Youth Service Bureau visit

For more information about the race call Caitlyn at (860) 824-4720.

Thank you to the Northwest Corner Prevention Network for their sponsorship.

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Miles 4 Moe

Miles 4 Moe , 9th Annual, will be held on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Camp Moe, 1145 Brandy Hill, Torrington, CT.

Both the 5K Race and Walk begin and end at Camp Moe, rain or shine.

Register online – go to search for “Miles 4 Moe” or register on race day for an additional $5.

The registration fee for the race is $30 for adults, $20 for students 18 years and under and $50 for families with 4 or more members (no race giveaways). There is a $10 fee for picnic only.

The registration fee includes the race/walk, awards ceremony and after-race picnic. The first 100 registrants get a “Race Giveaway” (except “Family” registrants).

Race day schedule is as follows:

8:30-9:45 am registration

10:00 am START – Runners/Walkers (walkers will line up behind runners)

Picnic and award ceremony following the race

Prizes will be awarded to the top overall male and female finishers as well as 1st and 2nd place finishers in various age categories.

For more information:

Call (860) 459-4318


Visit or

The Harvest Fest/Miles 4 Moe Race, along with the Miles for Moe Foundation were established to honor the life of Emil “Moe” Renzullo, Jr. who passed away in 2010 at age 12 from leukemia and who loved going to camp.

Proceeds from the race will benefit camperships for deserving children at Camp Moe as well as other child-oriented causes in the area.

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors!

Torrington Savings Bank

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital


Vet’s Explosives Inc.

Petricone’s Pharmacy

Sterling Sintered Tech

Progressive Paving & Construction

North Torrington Veterinary Hospital

Brooker Memorial

Dunkin Donuts

Borghesi Engineers & Designers

UConn Huskies

Bigelow Tea Blenders

Litchfield Bancorp

Northwest CT Transit District

Law Office of Conti & Levy

Law Office of Robert Dwyer, Jr.



Photo Arts Printing Company

Donut Station

O & G Industries

Giordano Signs

Carbone’s Builders


1st Order, Inc.

Cook Funeral Home

Iffland Lumber

Campion Ambulance

All-Star Storage

Theroux, Nowell & Stoughton, LLC

The Mescall Family

The Pace Family

Raymond & Carole Neag

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25 Years of Hope Fun Run/Walk

The 25 Years of Hope Fun Run/Walk will take place Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Vassar College Campus, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12604.

This is a family-friendly event which is run within the confines of the Vassar Campus and integrating activities such as a scavenger hunt along the way. To register, or call (845) 473-5449. Pre-registration ends 8/8/18.

Free T shirts to the first 75 registered runners or walkers. You can sign up on race day morning.

Entry fee schedule:

$20 pre-registered runners/walkers

$15 seniors and students with ID

$10 children 10 and under

Children 3 and under free

Race Day schedule:

8:30 am Registration

9:30 am Run/Walk begins

Prizes, raffle, games, music and more.

Proceeds from the event will support the Youth Mission Outreach 25 year commitment to the youth and their families in the Poughkeepsie area.

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Relay For Life of Berkshire County

The Relay For Life of Berkshire County, There’s No place Like Hope, will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 22-23, 2018 at the Monument Mountain Regional High School, 600 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, MA.

Team members take turns walking around a track or other designated course. A requirement is that each team has a member walking at all times.

Money is raised by teams who solicit donations from individuals and businesses. There are a number of fundraising options some of which continue year round.

Although the time spans may vary (anywhere from six to 24 hours), the schedule for all of the Relay for Life events pretty much follows a standard format. Relays include an Opening Ceremony followed by the Survivors Lap, the Caregivers Lap, the Luminaria Ceremony and Closing Ceremony.


6 pm Opening ceremonies Survivors and Caregivers Lap


9:00 pm Luminaria


Noon Closing Ceremonies

Relay For Life started in 1985 when Dr. Gordon “Gordy” Klatt walked/ran for 24 hours on a track in Tacoma, Washington to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society.

Today teams raise funds at over 3,500 Relay events nationwide.

Proceeds from Relay For Life events “help the American Cancer Society fund ground-breaking cancer research, crucial patient care services, and prevention and early detection programs.”

For more information about the Relay For Life Berkshire County call Mahsoun Choudhury at (413) 493-2122 or email him at

For more information about the benefiting programs go to

Relay for Life Berkshires thanks the following businesses for their generous support:

Berkshire Bank Foundation Inc
Berkshire Health Systems
Guido’s Fresh Marketplace
Pittsfield Cooperative Bank
Rock Business Solutions
W.D. Hewins & Sons
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Falcon Fun Run 5K/10K Trail Run

The Falcon Fun Run 5K/10K Trail Run will be held Sunday, May 20, 2018 at the Indian Mountain School, 211 Indian Mountain Road, Lakeville, CT 06039.

The 5K and 10K races utilize the schools trails and show off the 600 acre campus. The 5K is considered moderately challenging while the 10K is very challenging . The events will be held rain or shine.

Pre-register at before May 15th. Pre-registration entry fee is $28 plus $3.61 Eventbrite fee. Race day registration is still $28. T shirts to the first 100 registrants.

The races will be professionally timed by Greystone Timing.

The race day schedule:

11:00 am Registration

12:00 noon Races begin.

Trinket- style awards will be granted after the races.

Proceeds from the event will help defray the costs of trail preparation and other expenses while exposing runners to the beauty of the Indian Mountain School campus.

For more race information or to register visit Falcon Fun Run Tickets, Sun, May 20, 2018 at 12:00 PM | Eventbrite, or call (860) 435-0871 ext. 179.

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The Run for Education 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

The Run for Education 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run will be held Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Oakwood Friends School, 22 Spackenkill Road, Poughkeepsie, NY  12603.

The timed event, which is hosted by the Oakwood Friends School, will be run on the school’s cross-country course.

Pre-register online at . Registration ends at 11:59 pm, May 4th.

Here are the entry fee prices:

5K   pre-registration $20, after, race day $25.

1 Mile Fun Run pre-registration $10,

Race day schedule:

7:30 – 8:15 am  Registration and packet pickup ( gym parking lot)

8:30 am   5K begins

9:15 am   1Mile Fun Run/Walk begins

Awards and   after race.

Awards to top male and female finishers in seven age categories as well as five Fun Run age categories.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the United Nations Association’s Adopt – A – Future program.

To learn more about the Oakwood Friends School visit

To learn more about the United Nations Association’s Adopt-A-Future program visit

For more race information or to register call Sue at (845) 462-4200  ext.353 or email at

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Walk MS Berkshires

Walk MS Berkshires will be held Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Taconic High School, 96 Valentine Road, Pittsfield, MA 01201.

The walking route, which is wheelchair accessible, is approximately 4 miles long. The walk will be held rain or shine.

Dogs and children are welcome- both must be accompanied by an adult.

Register at Participants can register as either individuals or form teams.

There is no entry fee for the Walk, but participants are asked to fundraise in advance of the event. Organizers estimate the cost of putting on the event to be about $25 per person. The average donation raised is about $250 per person.

Participants can earn a variety of cool merchandise by achieving various levels of fundraising. $100 raised, for example, will earn the participant an event T shirt. Higher fundraising levels yield higher valued merchandise.

Walk day schedule:

Bagels and coffee before the event.

9:00 am Registration

10:00 am Walk begins

Proceeds from Walk MS benefit the National MS Society in their work to fund research to cure MS and to provide services that help people with MS live their best lives.

Walk MS Berkshires hopes to raise $16,500 this year. Last year’s event attracted 62 participants.

Walk MS is the 12th largest fundraising event in the country. Nationally, the organization raises $45 million per year from 400 walk events involving over 300,000 people.

To learn more, visit, email or call (855) 372-1331.

Thanks to the Walk MS national sponsors:

Biogen                                                                                                                                                                     Genentech                                                                                                                                                                                                                Novartis

And the Walk MS Berkshires local sponsors:

EMD Serono, USA                                                                                                                                                           Ab Vie                                                                                                                                                      Berni&Phyl’s Furniture

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