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Berkshire Running Foundation offers programing and training that benefit people and local organizations thru running and exercise programs that build community bonds.

2024 Community Programing

  • Free, eight week Steel Rail Training Program for all registered runners for the 8K, 13.1 and 26.2 distances. This program includes weekly group trainings, weekly newsletter, training pro tips, and online support from the program coaches.
  • Free Berkshire Pride 5K group runs to support the LGTBQ community in training for the Pride Mile and 5K.
  • Free, community-wide Run the July 4th 5K Program with Berkshire Health Systems as a community partner. This six week program meets twice a week to help beginners to elite athletes perform at their best for Berkshire County’s biggest 5K!
  • Each July, BRF hosts Intro to Track and Field, a day of events including 100m dash, the mile, long jump, high jump and javelin for all Berkshire County children ages 4-12.
  • Fitness In Recovery (FIR) Training Program is a partnership with Spectrum Health, staff and clients. In support of Recovery Month, BRF invites clients, their family and supporters to come out to the bike path each Sunday and train towards completing the 3.1 distance of the FIR 5K race in a safe, supportive and sober environment. This program is free and open to anyone in the community to join.
  • Soldier On and BRF will be hosting Saturday Morning Walk/Run Sessions beginning in late September, for any of their residents to take part in. The goal is participating in and completing the City of Pittsfield’s first Veterans Day 5K event in November. Coaches are on hand to advise and support the participants to ensure they have a safe and successful event.