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Thankful 5K

Thankful 5K
Thankful 5K

Thankful 5K

Thursday • November 28, 2024


Race Start Times:

  • 9:00 AM Run|Walk
Registration Fees:
  • $25 | $35 on Thursday – day of race
  • Create your own fundraising page to support your walk/run and benefit the local food pantries. Raise $150 and get your own Thankful Gloves to go with your Thankful Hat.
  • There is an online processing fee. NO REFUNDS/DEFERMENTS

Race Perks:

  • Thankful Hats to the first 300 registered.
  • All attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food donations to Berkshire Running Center any time on or before November 22, or bring donations to the race start on November 23. Berkshire Running Foundation will deliver to our local pantries!
  • Raffle following the race.
  • Benefits South Community Church Local Food Pantries & Fuel Assitance Fund.

More Race Info

Race Course

View Course Map
The race starts on the end of West St, walkers and runners will follow the route up through the BCC campus to the back following the driveway to the back of the college, following out the main driveway to West St to Meadowridge down to the Woodland Dr cul-de-sac and return on Meadowridge to West St and then a downhill finish into the Paterson Parking Lot.

Bib & Thankful Hat Pick Up

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

Pick up your Thankful hat anytime before Thanksgiving or on the morning of the event.
  • Wednesday, November 27 from 12:00pm-4:00pm at Berkshire Running Center
  • Thursday, November 23 from 7:30am-8:30am at Paterson Field House, Berkshire Community College. NOTE: Day of race bib pick-up only – no registration.

Prizes | Awards

  • Prizes will be awarded for overall top 3 male and female finishers.

Awards Ceremony

  • The awards ceremony will take place at 10:00 AM.

Directions | Parking

  • Paterson Field House Parking at Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St, Pittsfield, MA 01201

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.



Toilets & Water Stops

  • There will be porta-potties at the start/finish.
  • There will be water stops at miles 1 and 2, as well as water and snacks at 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.


Thanksgiving morning is reserved for the Thankful 5K. This event is a fundraiser for local food pantries. Pittsfield serves the largest population at its local pantries than any other community in Western Massachusetts. Over 800 families are served weekly, and sadly that number grows daily. The annual Thankful 5K raises thousands of dollars and donations for the pantries. In 2022, race participants donated over 3,000 pounds of non-perishable food to the South Congregational Food Pantry.

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