The BMC Independence Day 5K Road Race, “following the announcement that the 2020 Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade has been cancelled, the organizers of the BMC Independence Day Run, a very popular 5K run held just before the parade kicks off, have decided to cancel the event.” according to iBerkshires.com.
This would have been the 35th anniversary of the Independence Day Run, which raises funds to benefit Berkshire Medical Center.
Organizers of the Independence Day Run cite the ongoing caution surrounding COVID-19 and the continuing need for social distancing to help prevent the spread of the virus in the Berkshires.
The event is being planned for 2021 and it is hoped conditions at that time will allow for the continuation of this important event. Berkshire Medical Center thanks all who have participated, volunteered and supported the Independence Day Run in the past and look forward to seeing and working with everyone next year.