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Sam Gomez Road Race Postponed 

Unfortunately, the Sam Gomez Road Race has been postponed and will no longer happen on April 4, 2020.

A new date has not yet been announced, but we will be in touch over the next few weeks once we know more. In the meantime we appreciate your support for the Sam Gomez race and we hope that everyone is staying healthy!

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History of the Sam Gomez Road Race


The Sam Gomez Road Race is one of the oldest races in Berkshire County and has been a successful North Adams tradition for 41 years thanks to the generosity of our loyal sponsors and the support of the local running community.


Sam Gomez was a professor at MCLA (then North Adams State College) and founded the school’s cross-country team. Coach Gomez believed in the importance of the relationship between the local community and MCLA. In honor of Coach Gomez and his legacy of giving back to the Berkshire community, each year SGA selects a Berkshire County charity to receive the proceeds from the race bearing Coach Gomez’ name.  With the help of local sponsors, SGA has raised over $27,000 for Berkshire-based organizations over the last 16 years.

Past Beneficiaries

Sam Gomez Road Race

Applications are closed until further notice!

Runner Application (Word)

Runner Application (PDF)

Road Map

Sponsor Sheet (Word)

Sam Gomez Road Race