Join Western Mass Distance Project and Hampshire College for the second race of the 2018 USATF-NE XC Grand Prix Series, at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA! This meet will also serve as a course preview for the Yankee Small College Conference Championship later in October, so we look forward to hosting many collegiate teams, USATF teams and all other runners; all ages and abilities are welcome! USATF membership is required only for series scoring. Timing and results by FinishLynx Photofinish. 

The 6K course at Hampshire College has been slightly revised from 2017. The course is primarily trail, in fields and woods, with only a few road crossings. Women at 10AM, men at 11AM, awards at noon. Bring the family and enjoy the rest of the day in Amherst or Northampton! New this year, we are offering New Balance tech shirts for $20! Quantities are limited, advanced purchase recommended. 

Day of registration will be available for $30; online registration ($20) closes Friday, Sept 28 at 5:00 PM. USATF members are strongly encouraged to register online to ensure accuracy of results. Collegiate coaches must contact Eric Nazar ( to register and pay.

Prizes for top 3 individual men and women, open and masters (12 total), and for top teams (USATF and collegiate combined), men and women, open, masters and 50+ (6 total). Teams must have 5 USATF members to score, except Masters women 40+ and up, and Masters Men 60+, which need only 3 USATF members to score. 

See link to course map below. Race start, registration and bathrooms will be at or near Robert Crowne Center. Parking is available on campus in any faculty/staff lot. 

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