Special Announcement Regarding the 2020 Race:
Along with everyone else, BURCS has been monitoring the unfortunate spread of COVID-19. Given the unknown around future permits and with the safety of our community in mind, we have chosen at this time to pause registration for all 2020 races. It is very likely that the races end up being canceled and we will move to do so when appropriate as we receive guidance from various state and federal authorities. If canceled, we will communicate with registered runners at that time in regards to refunds or donation options as we do not wish to profit in anyway from this crisis. For earlier races some expenses may have been already been baked in but we will do the best we can to cross that bridge when we get there. Thank you for your understanding and continued support of the BURCS community, hope to see you all out on the trails soon.
50 Miler Marathon Half Marathon
September 19, 2020
Pittsfield State Forest
The Berkshire Ultra Running Community for Service (BURCS) is excited to host Year 6 of these great (and challenging) trail races in support of the amazing organization, Free to Run. Free to Run is a nonprofit that uses running, physical fitness, and outdoor adventure as a means of empowering and educating females in conflict-affected communities. It was founded by Stephanie Case, a competitive ultra runner who you may also know from her popular blog (Ultrarunnergirl.com). Please be sure to check out FreetoRun.org to learn about the great work they are doing around the world.
All race proceeds will go direct to Free to Run. As with all BURCS races, we also encourage runners to raise awareness and funds on their own if they feel moved to do so.