Saturday, Aug 12, 2023

Sweltering Summer Ultra

215 W. Housatonic Street

Pittsfield, MA 8hrs, VIRTUAL 8HRS, 5K

This Event Took Place Sat. Aug 12, 2023

2024 Event Update

**EVENT APPROVED AS OF 5/21/24 by the CITY OF PITTSFIELD!**We are submitting application for City Special Events Permit use for Clapp Park on August 10, 2024. Event is contingent on approval of all city departments and Parks and Recreation committee. If event is unable to be held on a certain date, deferrals or refunds will be given. We do not anticipate any problems at this time and look forward to our 12th edition of this great event at Clapp Park! Hope you can join!



EVENT TIME: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Marathon, 8-Hour); 1:00 PM (5k Race Only)

PACKET PICK-UP: 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM (Race Day Only); 12:00-1:00 (5k Race Only)

CHIP TIMING: Provided by Mike Melton and MCM Timing all day! Includes link to live in real-time leader board for sharing and review.

TIME LIMIT: 8-Hours for Marathon Runners (74 laps). Walker Friendly. 8-Hour Runners may elect to run or walk as many laps as they choose during the event.

LOCATION: Clapp Park, 215 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Certified dirt and cinder track that surrounds Clapp Park (.355 mile loop). Racers will start counter-clockwise, switching directions at the 4-hour mark, and are permitted to run the width of the track. Running on the grass along the outside grass surface is permitted. USATF Certification: MA13008JK.

AID STATION: Our signature aid station and bottle drop will be reconfigured to address safety concerns due to covid-19. Expect prepackaged goodies, and a no-contact bottle refill system for water/gatorade. Additionally, runners may choose to set up their own personal areas along the course. **Please ensure they are 3' from the outside edge of track**

CONTACT: Bennjamin Griffin (Race Director) Email: Phone: 413-443-5819
Snail Mail: 53 Essex Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201

AWARDS: Overall top 3 in each event, overall age group and relay awards. Lifetime longevity and mile awards also handed out at the conclusion of the race.

PROCEEDS BENEFITTING: AYJ Fund, a northern Berkshire County non-profit that provides services and support for children facing a cancer diagnosis.

REFUNDS: If unable to attend, you may defer entry one year. Must be done in writing to RD before 7/11.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Assistance is needed for setup, registration, starting line, race operations, awards, aid station management, and clean up. If your friends or family members are running the race, please sign up and give us a hand. Email RD Benn with any questions at

RACE SERIES: This is part of the BURCS BADASS race series. Points are awarded and cumulative awards are available. See the link on the right had column for details..

Note:All runners will receive a Marathon split for their first 74 laps.Questions? E-mail the Race Director, Benn Griffin at: for information.

We honor our teachers, active and retired service members, and first responders. Use code SERVICE! to save 10%.

Race Registration Help

If you are unable to pay full registration fees at this time for any reason and want to participate, please contact us! We will help with partial race scholarship if available and also share how you can help at other BURCS Events to earn race credits and race for free!

Event's current local time: 12:19 AM ET


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