Early Registration Closes Thursday, September 28, 2023.
Registration/Check-In: Race day check-in and registration take place inside the Kilpatrick Athletic Center (KAC) gymnasium between 8 – 9am on race day. Enter the main lobby and head to the gymnasium/ registration area to pick up bibs, pins, and t-shirts.
Registration: Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and is through the Berkshire Running Center.
Adults $32; 7-18 $22; 6 years old and under is free. Online registration closes TBD. Registration will also be available on Race Day.
Same-Day On-Site Registration: Adults $42; 7-18 years old $32.
Covid-19 Precautions: no masks required outdoors or indoors.
Directions: From Main Street/Route 7 in Great Barrington take Taconic Avenue which becomes Alford Road to the Bard College at Simon's Rock entrance. Follow signs to Kilpatrick Athletic Center.
Parking: Parking is located behind Kilpatrick Athletic Center (KAC). Turn left onto road leading to KAC. Proceed beyond KAC entrance to lower or upper parking lot.
Bathrooms: Bathrooms are located in the main lobby area to the right of the refreshment area. Additional bathrooms are located in the locker rooms located down the hall to the right off the main lobby.
Directions to Starting Areas: By 9am all participants should begin walking to respective starting areas (located 1/10 to 1/4 mile away). 10K start time is 9:20am. 10K starting area is located near Kilpatrick Athletic Center on Simon's Rock entrance road. 5K start time is 9:40am. 5K starting area is located on Alford Road just north of Simon's Rock entrance at Seekonk Veterinary Clinic.
Race Route: 10K route starts near Kilpatrick Athletic Center then left on Alford Rd., right on Hurlburt Rd., right on Rte. 71, right onto Seekonk Cross Rd., and left on Seekonk Rd. to finish line just before the bridge over Alford Brook. 5K route starts at Seekonk Vet Clinic on Alford Rd., then left on Round Hill Rd., right on Seekonk Cross Rd., right on Seekonk Rd. to finish line just before the bridge over Alford Brook.
Walkers are welcome to join us on the 5K route. (10K route - please, runners only.)
Event Ceremony: Light refreshments and announcement of division winners at the Kilpatrick Athletic Center immediately following the events.
Timing: Timing utilizes the Winning Time RFID Chip System at the Starting Area and Finish Line. No other Timing May Be Worn. All athletes will be issued a Winning Time chip with an Ankle Band at registration. The chip will give an official time for the event; provided the athlete wears the chip correctly. The chip must pass over the mats at each transition area in order to receive a time. Participants consent to Internet posting of the entry list as well as race results. Participants must return chip upon finishing the race (or via mail should you forget to turn it in), otherwise participant will be billed $25! Manual timing will be performed using traditional methods if the chip system is unavailable/ non-operable on race day.
Volunteering: Not a runner but interested in helping out? Fantastic! We are building our Run For The Hills Team and would love to have you aboard. There are opportunities before and during the race. Click HERE to review roles and sign up or email email@example.com.