HCN News & Notes

Berkshire Healthcare’s Harvest Run to Benefit BCC Nursing Program

PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire Healthcare Harvest Run will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. on the scenic cross-country trails at Paterson Field House at Berkshire Community College (BCC). The event begins with a 5K trail run, including a three-person relay race for those interested, followed by a one-mile kids’ race at 10:45 a.m. and a free, 1950s-themed community cookout offered by Berkshire Healthcare affiliates. All proceeds will benefit the Berkshire Community College Nursing program.

To register online or for further information, visit www.berkshirecc.edu/harvestrun or call (413) 236-2185. Printable registration forms are also available. Runners may check in on the day of the race beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the overall male and female 5K finishers and to the top three relay teams. The top three male and female finishers in seven age categories will also be recognized. Ribbons and cider doughnuts will be awarded to all one-mile finishers.

The 1950s-themed cookout will be a food competition among affiliates of Berkshire Healthcare Systems, including Hillcrest Commons, Williamstown Commons, North Adams Commons, Mt. Greylock Extended Care, Kimball Farms, Fairview Commons, and Linda Manor Care Campus. The public is welcome to sample the dishes. Runners are encouraged to bring family members to enjoy the free food competition.

Online registration costs $25 for all adult racers and $10 for children until Monday, Oct. 16, after which it will be $30 and $15. Race-day registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at BCC’s Paterson Field House. The first 150 runners to register for the 5K will receive a free long-sleeve technical shirt. Youth T-shirts can be purchased for an additional $5.

The Harvest Run’s lead sponsors are Berkshire Healthcare Systems Inc. and TD Bank, with additional support from David H. Dunlap and Associates, the Roche Associates Inc., the Berkshire Eagle, Balance Rock Investment Group, Bill Johnson Social Work Services, Pittsfield Cooperative Bank, and Triad Advertising.

Other sponsors include Aladco Services, Crescent Creamery, Dr. Michael Fabrizio, Greylock Federal Credit Union, H.J. Sims, MacFarlane Office Products, the Massachusetts Senior Care Assoc., Pittsfield Pipers, Qualprint, and CompuWorks.