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Independence Day Run Returns
03:47PM / Friday, June 10, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems (BHS) announces the return of the Independence Day Run, held just before the start of the Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade. 
The 5K race has not been held since 2019 due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The return of the run marks its 35th year. 
"We're excited to announce the return of this Fourth of July holiday tradition," said Darlene Rodowicz, President and CEO of Berkshire Health Systems. "For over three decades the Independence Day Run has drawn thousands of impassioned runners and weekend warriors from the Berkshires and far beyond to kick-off the parade with a focus on community health and wellness. We are proud to be able to host this wonderful event again in 2022."
The family-friendly 5K run, which begins at 9:15 am on July 4, is sponsored by Berkshire Health Systems, Independent Connections and Proper Connections. The cost is $18 per runner for those 17 and older, and $15 per runner up to the age of 16. 
The race starts on Wahconah Street near Mohawk Street to North Street, turns back on North Street at the intersection with East Housatonic Street and back to Wahconah Street, ending at Wahconah Park. 
Online registration is required, with a deadline of Sunday, July 3 at 12 noon. To register, visit
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