NEW! The 10 mile point-to-point race is not to be missed, running in peak fall foliage season from Amherst to Northampton. Starting in the heart of the UMass Amherst campus with a run through downtown, the bulk of the race is along the scenic Norwottuck Trail, a paved bike trail with generous net downhill elevation and panoramic views of the Holyoke Range and the Connecticut River Valley.

Take it on solo or as part of a 2-person relay, with the exchange at the 5 mile point.

A highlight of the 10 mile race course is crossing the CT River on the Northampton Lattice Truss Bridge before running through downtown Northampton to finish by Union Station and celebrate at The Deck Bar post-race.

All participants earn a custom finisher medal, high quality long sleeve technical shirt, and can enjoy an awesome post-race party featuring delicious food and ice cold beer!

Run to support Girls On The Run Western MA in their mission to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using fun, experience-based curricula that creatively integrates running. DETAILS

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RACE DAY

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

RACE FINISH (Northampton):
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  • E.J. Gare Parking Garage (Armory Garage)
    • 85 Hampton Ave, Northampton, MA 01060
    • Free on Sundays
  • On Street Parking is also available throughout downtown Northampton
    • See local street signs for restrictions
  • Downtown Northampton Parking Map
  • NO ATHLETE PARKING at Union Station

RACE START (Amherst):
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TRANSPORTATION

ATHLETE SHUTTLE BUSES:
Pre Race complimentary shuttle bus transportation from the Finish Area (Union Station, Northampton) to the Start Area (UMass, Amherst) is available on race day for all registered participants. Bus loading will take place in the parking lot at Union Station. Dedicated buses will shuttle athletes to the relay Exchange Zone (Hadley). It will leave at 8:00 AM and remain at the exchange zone to bring runners of the first leg back to the finish. All other buses will leave for the Start Area by 7:45 AM.

TIMING:
6:30 AM – 7:45 AM: Pre-race service (Individuals & Relay Leg 1 Runners)
8:00 AM: Relay Exchange Zone Shuttle Bus Departure (Leg 2 Runners Only)

Note: All participants must show RACE BIB to ride the bus.

SPECTATORS:
Spectators are welcome to join us at the race start at Haigis Mall on the UMass Amherst Campus. There is ample parking for those who wish to cheer on runners and watch the start of the race. We encourage friends and family of runners to carpool with them and drop off their runner(s) at the start where they can cheer them on and show support.

Note: Runners will clear the roads in Amherst quickly before continuing on the Norwottuck Rail Trail allowing vehicle traffic through. Spectators will be able to drop off runners, show their support at the start, and make their way back to Northampton to watch runners finish with time to spare.

ROAD CLOSURES

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Don’t forget to turn your clock back! Daylights Savings ends on Sunday, November 6.

PACKET PICKUP:
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RACE START:
8:30 AM: Haigis Mall, UMass Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts

POST RACE PARTY:
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM: The Deck Bar @ Union Station, Northampton

Celebrate your amazing accomplishments together with music, delicious food and ice cold beer from The Deck Bar, and Grab & Go snacks featuring Bakery On Main

10:30 AM: Award Ceremony

BAGGAGE CHECK

Complimentary baggage check will be available for all registered participants in the Race Start area.

All bags must be checked by 8:15 AM. Checked bags will be transported to the Finish Line area for pickup at the Post Race Party.

Please note:  HMF events are now cashless. Cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay accepted for race day race registration and event merchandise.

CHARITY

GIRLS ON THE RUN: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS

Girls on the Run Western MA inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using fun, experience-based curricula that creatively integrates running. The program culminates with girls doing a community service project and completing a celebratory, non-competitive 5K event.

In spring of 2022, Girls On The Run served 1007 participants at 70 sites around Western Massachusetts and currently have 780 participants and 225 volunteer coaches, which they predict to grow next year. Since they began in 2015, they have served over 8,500 girls, with 60% or more receiving financial assistance.

With your support you’ll help continue the mission of Girls On The Run. More…

DONATE TODAY:
All contributions go towards ensuring any one that wants to participate is able regardless of their financial ability. Girls On The Run provides over 60% of their participants with financial assistance.

FUNDRAISING

Participants are also encouraged to create and use their own fundraising account! Using your own fundraising account is easy and fun to do! Once you’ve registered, just log into your haku participant account, and then navigate to your fundraising account to get started! For a step by step guide on how to use your fundraising account, click here.

To see how you or your team is doing, check out the fundraising leaderboard.

Photos by Corey P. Nasman

RESULTS

RESULTS

2022

RACE PHOTOS

FinisherPix is the official photographer at the Western Mass 10. 24-48h after the race, you can CLICK HERE to view and order your personal race photos.

2022 Race Photos

CLAIM YOUR AWARD

To collect an award after race day, click here.

RESULTS ADJUSTMENT REQUEST

Overall results are based on gun time, all others based on chip time. If you think there’s an error with your results, please email registration@hartfordmarathon.com within 48 hours of the race.

OUR RACE IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE GENEROSITY OF THESE PARTNERS