2019 SMAC Membership

About SMAC
Anyone interested in participating in and supporting recreational or competitive running in Western Massachusetts is invited to join the Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club (SMAC).

As a SMAC member, you’ll find positive and encouraging friends who will help you reach your competitive and fitness goals - and have a lot of fun along the way. Whether you are making a decision to start getting fit or or you are an accomplished runner wanting to improve your performance, there’s a place for you at SMAC!

SMAC was originally founded as a women’s running club in 1972. Charlotte Lettis, a UMass Student had attempted to run in a regional cross country race. Women weren’t allowed, and while she managed to get a race number she was physically blocked from finishing by race officials. Seeing a need, she and fellow runner Tom Derderian founded the Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club. The club’s first meeting included “teenagers and grandmothers”. The club later admitted men, and has held on to its founding principles of supportive and inclusive excellence.

Membership Fees

Membership runs from January 1 through December 31 and is renewable on a yearly basis.  Fees are not pro-rated for members who join after the start of the calendar year.  However, anyone who renews or joins from October 1 through December 31 of any given year is automatically considered to be paid up for the following calendar year.

Privacy Statement

Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club, Inc. does not sell, rent, or give your personal information to anyone or any organization.  However, your name and/or likeness may be posted on the SMAC website or appear in the SMAC newsletter (The SUN), or submitted to local media, for marketing related to SMAC events.  We may use your email address to send out periodic running-related emails from Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club.