|Berkshire Half Marathon Set for Oct. 9|
|11:28AM / Monday, October 03, 2022|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The inaugural Berkshire Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, Oct. 9. and will start and finish at the trail head to the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail on Crane Avenue.
The rail trail is not closed to the public; race directors Berkshire Running Center’s Kent and Shiobbean Lemme, want the public tp know there will be a concentration of runners on the trail between Pittsfield and Cheshire between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Berkshire Running Center is organizing and directing the event with the assistance of the City of Pittsfield, the Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office, County Ambulance, Lanesboro and Cheshire towns police, MEMA, along with support from the Department of Conservation and Recreation. The marathon, sponsored by Haddad Subaru, MountainOne and UNICO will donate a portion of proceeds back to the City of Pittsfield for the upkeep and maintenance of the new expansion of the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail.
The 13.1-mile course will start and finish at the Crane Avenue end of the trail. Runners will follow the trail for 6.55 miles and then turn and return out the way they came back to Pittsfield for the finish.
The race will award over 100 prizes purchased and donated from local businesses to the finishers of the event. This includes a 2023 Subaru Crosstrek along with other high-end prizes drawn to random runners or walkers who complete the course in four hours.
Registration is available at www.berkshirerunningcenter.com Race bib pick up will be at Berkshire Running Center on Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.