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4th of July Road Race

BHS 4th of July Road Race
Tuesday • July 4, 2023


Corporate 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 the parade and help expand behavioral services in our community. 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. Check out our Sponsorship Letter for all the details!

Sponsorship Letter & Levels (PDF)

Race Start Time:

  • 9:00 AM – SHARP!
    at Wahconah Park, 105 Wahconah St, Pittsfield, MA 01201
Registration Fees:
  • $25 by July 1 at 5:00 PM | $35 After
  • FREE to all Berkshire County students thru June, 15, 2023! (Regular Fees after)
  • In-Store Registration is July 2 & 3 from Noon – 5:00 PM at Berkshire Running Center.
  • Race Day Registration is Tuesday, July 4 from 7:00 – 8:00 AM at Wahconah Park

Race Perks:

  • Technical shirts to the first 750 registered runners!
  • Eco-friendly finishers water bottle
  • Tickets to the Pittsfield Suns July 4th game
  • Corporate Challenge Trophy
  • Sponsored Mile Markers
  • The MountainOne Mo Waterin’ Hole water stop

Bib Pick Up:

  • July 2 & 3 from Noon – 5:00 PM
    at Berkshire Running Center located in Allendale Underground Shopping Center, 5 Cheshire Rd. Suite 119, Pittsfield, MA 01201
  • July 4 from 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
    at Wahconah Park, 105 Wahconah St, Pittsfield, MA 01201
Race Course:
  • View Race Course Map
  • Start is .7 miles north of Wahconah Park. Most of race route is same as the Pittsfield Hometown 4th of July Parade route.
  • Finish is at Wahconah Park.
  • Due to safety concerns, no dogs or pets are allowed in the race.


  • There is NO PARKING at Wahconah Park or 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.


  • 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 Mile 2 – Mo’s Watering Hole – in front of the MountainOne offices at 101 South Street.
  • Race participants will receive an official race water bottle (filled with refreshing water) at finish line.
  • Prizes will be awarded for overall top 3 male and female finishers, and for top 3 finishers in each age category  (0-10, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+).
  • Corporate Challenge Awards go to top 10 teams.

2023 Sponsors

Spomsors 4th of July 5K


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.