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Online Closed! Registration Available at BRC Friday from 10-6 ONLY

Online Closed! Registration Available at BRC Friday from 10-6 ONLY

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Don't Wait, The Half Marathon and 8K Sold out in March for 2018!

The Steel Rail Half Marathon/8K will take place on May 19, 2019.
Race start time will be 9:30 AM for the Half and 10:00 AM for the 8K

LIMITED TO FIRST 1000 registered runners for the Half and 300 registered runners for the 8K.
NO REFUNDS/DEFERMENTS , however; you may transfer your registration to another runner prior to May 16th, 2019.   You may transfer down from the Half to the 8K with no refund in price difference as long there is still room in the 300 runner cap for the 8K, prior to May 16th, 2019.

NEW THIS YEAR!  We have hit the first 300!  Long Sleeve Hoodies for Sale until February 14, $10.00 each for all runners who didn't already get one.  All 8K Runners will receive the Short Sleeve if registered before the deadline of Aprill 15.

Technical Short Sleeve Shirts GUARANTEED to everyone (both races) registered by April 15,  2019.  After that date sizes will be first come first served and quantities will run out!  Shirts are NOT GUARANTEED to runners who register after April 15.

Registration Fees are:

    $65.00 (Half)/$30.00 (8K)* by February 28, 2019
    $75.00 (Half)/$35.00 (8K)* from March 1 thru April 30, 2019
    $85.00 (Half)/$40.00 (8K)* from May 1 thru May 16, 2019 Registration Closes at 6 PM on May 16.

* NOTE: there is no online processing fee!

If you would rather mail in a registration form with a check for your entry fee, please click link: SRHM Printable Form  
mail to 
Berkshire Running Center
34 Depot St
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Steel Rail Half Marathon Sponsorship!  Sponsorship Information and Sponsor Form

This 13.1 mile scenic run begins at the Berkshire Mall in Lanesboro, MA; Rt. 8 and finishes at the Visitor Center in Adams, MA.  Bus transportation will be provided to bring participants back to the Berkshire Mall following the Awards Ceremony.  All parking will be at the Berkshire Mall (JC Penny parking lot).  The 8K starts at the 8K from finish of the Half Marathon and follows the same course to the same finish line.  Parking for the 8K will be at the Cheshire Elementary School, Cheshire Town Garage, Other Cheshire Public Parking on Main St.

For both the Half and 8K: Custom medals to all finishers (Half ONLY).  1 Free Steel Rail Pale Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company at the race finish. (must have ID and be 21+)  1 food ticket ($3) value for food vendors at the finish party, in addition to standard post race fuel provided by the SRHM.  Music at the finish line until 4:30 PM!

Water stations located at approximately every 2 miles (6 stations on the course).  Stations closest to mile 6,8,10 and 12 will also have an electrolyte replacement as well as water. 

A bus will be at the start line to transport your belonging to the finish line.  The bus will have a volunteer race staff on it at all times but BRC and the SRHM are not responsible for lost or stolen items.  The bus will be located approximately 1/10th of a mile from the actual finish line of the race.  Busses will be provided to bring participants back to the parking locations after the awards ceremony.

Half Marathon Prizes: Overall Male and Female top 3 places.
                   Top 3 in 10 year age categories (0-19,20-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,60-69,70+)    

8K Prizes: Overall Male and Female top 3 places.
                  Top 3 in  age categories (0-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+)  

Race Packet Pick up will be at Berkshire Running Center, 34 Depot Street Pittsfield,  MA 01201 on Friday May 17 form 10AM-6PM and Saturday May 18 from 10 AM until 5 PM. Day of race packet pick up will be at the Berkshire Mall from 7 AM-8:45 AM (Half), Main St., Cheshire Ashuwillticook Rail Trail, Trail Head (by the plow) 8:30-9:30 AM for the 8. Please pick up early if possible!

A portion of the race proceeds will go to maintenance and expansion of the DCR’s Ashuwillticook Rail Trail.  
Thanks to our Sponsors and participants we have donated $46,000 to be used for maintenance and repair of the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail in our first 6 years!

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