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Briefs: Hampshire Regional 5K, Tour of the Hilltowns

  • On Friday, June 7, Jonathan Brody of Northampton was among those honored during Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) Night at Fenway Park. In a special pre-game ceremony, dozens of local cancer patients and survivors, Living Proof of the PMC mission to one day eradicate cancer, rode in a parade around the warning track before the Red Sox unveiled this year’s PMC fundraising goal of $60 million on the famed Green Monster. The 40th PMC will take place on August 3 and 4, 2019 and donates 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar to support cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. John Deputy

Published: 6/11/2019 8:28:21 PM
5K race to benefit HRHS cross country

The 10th annual School’s Done! Raider Run at Hampshire Regional High School is Saturday, at 9 a.m. in Westhampton.

The race features a beautiful and challenging 5K course that includes one mile of country road, just over a mile of occasionally technical single-track wooded trail, and about half-mile of grassy field. There are awards to overall male and female winners, age group winners and first HRHS alumni. The morning includes a 1-mile fun run and door prizes.

Race-day registration will be available starting at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $18 ($15 for HRHS district students) by Wednesday, or $25 ($20 for HRHS district students) on day of race.

Fun run is $5, with 12-and-under free.

For more information, email Sue Tracy at

Proceeds to benefit the Hampshire Regional cross country teams.

Northampton man honored at Fenway

On Friday, Jonathan Brody, of Northampton, was among those honored during Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) Night at Fenway Park.

In a special pre-game ceremony, dozens of Living Proof PMC riders (cancer patients and survivors) rode in a parade around the warning track, followed by the official reveal of this year’s PMC logo on the famed Green Monster. PMC Pedal Partners, pediatric cancer patients at the Jimmy Fund Clinic, acted as bat boys and girls and served as the official Play Ball Kid to kick off the game.

This year’s PMC fundraising goal is $60 million. The 40th Pan-Mass Challenge will take place Aug. 3-4. Rider-raised proceeds will benefit cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Amherst tennis nets All-American nods

Amherst College women’s tennis players Kelsey Chen, Camille Smukler and Jackie Bukzin were selected as Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division III All-Americans following their showings in the NCAA Division III Championships.

Smukler held a 13-4 mark in dual-match action at second singles, helping lead Amherst to a 14-6 overall record and finishing as a NESCAC semifinalist and an NCAA quarterfinalist.

Bukzin won an ITA Regional Championship and was named NESCAC Rookie of the Year. She went 8-5 at first singles.

Chen and Bukzin went 10-5 at first doubles and placed fourth in the region. Chen went 6-1 in conference play and finished with 13 wins.

Amherst men’s tennis players Sean Wei and Jayson Fung have been selected as All-Americans by the ITA.

Wei posted an 18-5 record at first singles and reached the finals of the NESCAC tournament and the quarterfinals of the NCAA championships.

Fung paired with Wei at first doubles and went 9-4, earning All-NESCAC Second Team honors.

Tour of Hilltowns kids off Saturday

On Saturday, 400 professional and amateur cyclists will toe the line at the Northampton Cycling Club’s 21st annual Tour of the Hilltowns.

The race starts at the Notchview Reservation in Windsor and circles through the scenic and challenging roads of Windsor, Savoy, Plainfield, Ashfield, Charlemont and Hawley. It’s a classic New England road race covering between 53 and 85 miles, depending on rider ability. Cash prizes, merchandise, and medals are awarded to the top riders in each race.

There are several locations to watch the racers, including the long and grueling climb up East Hawley Road in Charlemont/Hawley, and the feed zone near Sanderson Academy in Ashfield. NCC’s website ( features a map and opportunities for local cycling fans to volunteer and be a part of the action.

Racing begins at 10 a.m. Nine USA Cycling sanctioned races start in 10-minute intervals between 10-11:15 a.m.

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