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4th of July Road Race

4th of July 5K
4th of July 5K

BHS 4th of July Road Race
Thursday • July 4, 2024


Corporate Sponsorship & Challenge!

We are inviting all local businesses to sponsor the BHS July 4th 5K Road Race and participate in our Corporate Challenge. Your business’ support will raise essential funds for BHS community wellness programs. Each sponsorship level includes race registrations for your corporate team to encourage you and your employees to get in on the fun of this friendly competition. Sponsorships are needed and welcomed by contacting Lisa Lewis at

Sponsorship Letter & Levels (PDF)

Race Start Time:

  • 9:00 AM
    Start line is at 500 Wahconah Street (approx. 3/4 mile north of the Wahconah Ballpark at 105 Wahconah St, Pittsfield, MA 01201)
Registration Fees:
  • $25 until June 30 at 5:00 PM | $30 After
  • FREE to all Berkshire County students thru June, 30, 2024
  • In-Store Registration ($30) is July 1 – 3 from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Berkshire Running Center.
  • NOTE: NO day of registration or day of bib pick up!

Race Perks:

  • Technical shirts for paid, registered runners!
  • Eco-friendly finishers water bottle
  • Corporate Challenge Trophy
  • Cash prizes!
  • Benefits Community Programs at BMC

More Race Info

Race Course

Start line is at 500 Wahconah Street (approx. 3/4 mile north of the Wahconah Ballpark). Most of race route is same as the Pittsfield Hometown 4th of July Parade route. Finish is at Wahconah Park (105 Wahconah St, Pittsfield, MA 01201) . View Race Course Map

Bib Pick Up

Berkshire Running Center
Located in Allendale Underground Shopping Center
5 Cheshire Rd Suite 119
Pittsfield, MA 01201

  • Tuesday, July 2 from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM (In-store registration will also be available.)
  • Wednesday, July 3 from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM (In-store registration will also be available.)

Wahconah Park
105 Wahconah St
Pittsfield, MA 01201

  • Thursday, July 4 from 7:15 AM – 8:15 AM ( NO day-of registration. BIB PICK UP ONLY)

Prizes | Awards

  • Cash prizes will be awarded for top 3 overall finishers in each category, and first place age division winners will be acknowledged (0-10, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+).
  • Prizes to top Corporate Challenge team.

Awards Ceremony
The awards ceremony will take place at Wahconah Park at 10:00 AM.

Directions | Parking


  • NO PARKING on Wahconah Street.
  • All municipal lots off North St. are open. They are approximately 1.5 miles from the race start and located on First/Pearl St., McKay St. and Columbus Ave.
  • Parking is only allowed on any side streets in legal parking areas where cars are not obstructing driveways or thruways.
  • Runners are strongly advised to be dropped off for the race if possible.

Runners & Spectators Please Note

No Dogs or Pets
Due to safety concerns, no dogs or pets are allowed in the race.

  • Headphone are potentially hazardous as you are limiting your ability to be aware of what is around you, course marshals, bikes, pedestrians and other traffic. For reasons stated we discourage the wearing of headphones.
  • Wheelchairs and other disabled push strollers are welcomed. To help accommodate your needs, please contact us and let us know you are coming and we can help with any accommodations you require.

The Pittsfield Parade route has great viewing all along the course. We encourage you to secure your spot for the parade following the race, and cheer on all of the runners and walkers passing by!


Toilets & Water Stops

  • There will be restrooms and port-a-potties at Wahconah Park before and after the race. There are NO restrooms at the race starting line!
  • There will be a water station at start/finish.

The Fine Print

No refunds under any circumstances, including event cancellation or postponement.

Events are planned and paid for months in advance of the actual date. IF our event is canceled or postponed because of weather, pandemics, or other forces beyond our control, we won’t be able to provide refunds. In these rare situations, we’ll convert the race to a virtual one and mail you your full race goodie bag.

Due to regulations changes may be made to the course or race details for the safety of our participants and staff. Any changes will be communicated prior to the event via email, on our social media platforms, and on our website.

Thank You 2024 Sponsors!

4th of July Sponsors 2024


The Berkshire Health Systems 4th of July Road Race is an out-and-back 5K course on the parade route of Downtown Pittsfield’s Fourth of July Hometown Parade. The partnership between Berkshire Health Systems and Berkshire Running Foundation has created new opportunities for support, education and training to those in our community who would like to take part in this classic event. Proceeds from the race are distributed between the Pittsfield parade committee and behavioral health programming at Berkshire Health Systems.

As the lead sponsor, Berkshire Health Systems is supporting the following initiatives:

  • A FREE six-week, in-person and online training program working with the trainers at Berkshire Running Center, with additional wellness support from BHS. The completion of the six-week training will be celebrated with a health and fitness exposition for race packet pick-up and last-minute training advice.
  • FREE registration to children, encourages families to participate in the race together. All Berkshire County students in grades K-12 are offered this opportunity through BRF’s existing school-based programs.

For businesses interested in being a part of this event, or for any questions, please contact Shiobbean Lemme.