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Steel Rail Half Marathon/8K/Marathon

October 3, 2021

The Steel Rail Half Marathon/8K/Marathon will take place on Sunday October 3rd, 2021.

Race start time will be 7:30 AM for the Marathon, 9:30 AM for the Half and 10:00 AM for the 8K


You may transfer your registration to another runner prior to September 11th, 2021.

You may transfer down from the Marathon to the Half to the 8K if the field limit is not reached, with no refund in price difference prior to September 11th, 2021.

Technical long sleeved shirt to all runners, finishers medal, commemorative glass,  post race beverage and food ticket, and more SWAG to be announced!

****Shirt sizes are not guaranteed***

Registration Fees are:

$85 (26.2)/$65.00 (Half)/$45.00 (8K) by June 14th, 2021
$95 (26.2)/$75.00 (Half)/$55.00 (8K) from June 15th thru July 14th, 2021
$105 (26.2)/$85.00 (Half)/$65.00 (8K) from July 15th thru October 2nd, 2021

NOTE: there is no online processing fee!

Steel Rail Half Marathon Sponsorship!  Sponsorship Information and Sponsor Form

Race courses will be on the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail, maps for each course will be available on the websites once finalized.

This 13.1 mile scenic run begins at the Berkshire Mall in Lanesboro, MA; Rt. 8 and finishes at the Visitor Center in Adams, MA.  Bus transportation will be provided to bring participants back to the Berkshire Mall following the Awards Ceremony.  All parking will be at the Berkshire Mall (JC Penny parking lot).  The 8K starts at the 8K from finish of the Half Marathon and follows the same course to the same finish line.  Parking for the 8K will be at the Cheshire Elementary School, Cheshire Town Garage, Other Cheshire Public Parking on Main St. The Marathon will begin in Adams then meet the Half runners in Lanesboro for an out and back on the course.


1 Free Steel Rail Pale Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company at the race finish. (must have ID and be 21+)  1 food ticket ($3) value for food vendors at the finish party, in addition to standard post race fuel provided by the SRHM.  Music at the finish line until 4:30 PM!


Water stations located at approximately every 2 miles (6 stations on the course).  Stations closest to mile 6,8,10 and 12 will also have a electrolyte replacement as well as water.


A bus will be at the start line to transport your belonging to the finish line.  The bus will have a volunteer race staff on it at all times but BRC and the SRHM are not responsible for lost or stolen items.  The bus will be located approximately 1/10th of a mile from the actual finish line of the race.  Busses will be provided to bring participants back to the parking locations after the awards ceremony 12-2pm.


Half Marathon Prizes: Overall Male and Female top 3 places.
Top 3 in 10 year age categories (0-19,20-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,60-69,70+)


Marathon Prizes: Overall Male and Female top 3 places.

Top 3 in age categories (0-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+)


8K Prizes: Overall Male and Female top 3 places.

Top 3 in age categories (0-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+)

Race Packet Pick up will be at Berkshire Running Center, 34 Depot Street Pittsfield,  MA 01201 on Friday October 01 from 10AM-6PM and Saturday October 2nd from 10 AM until 5 PM. Day of race packet pick up will be at the Berkshire Mall from 7 AM-8:45 AM (Half), Main St., Cheshire Ashuwillticook Rail Trail, Trail Head (by the plow) 8:30-9:30 AM for the 8K, and 6am-7:15am for the Marathon at the Adams Visitor Center. Please pick up early if possible!

A portion of the race proceeds will go to maintenance and expansion of the DCR’s Ashuwillticook Rail Trail.

Thanks to our Sponsors and participants we have donated over $50,000 to be used for maintenance and repair of the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail in our first 7 years!


Make sure to check out for more information


Shuttle buses will be provided for the marathoners, half marathoners and 8K runners to return to their cars from 12-2pm.



October 3, 2021
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