The race follows the New England National Scenic Trail (NET) in a westerly direction from Route 116 at the Notch in South Amherst to Old Mountain Road in Hadley and then retraces the route back to Route 116. The single-track trail is marked with white, rectangular blazes. A copy of the map can be found here. The trail is marked as “M-M” on the map.
The race was started in 1991 and has always donated all net proceeds to the Friends of the Mt. Holyoke Range, a nonprofit organization that helps the State of Massachusetts to purchase and preserve land surrounding the Mt. Holyoke Range State Park. In addition, the Friends also has numerous programs that promote the Range.
Local time: 8:45 AM
Since the start of the 7 Sisters Trail Race, more than $75,000 has been donated to the Friends.