Join MCLA for the 44th annual Sam Gomez Road Race on April 2, 2022.
We are happy to bring back an in person race, and are looking for a way for those that cant be with us in person to participate virtually!
Without the help of our loyal sponsors and runners SGA has raised around $30,000 for Berkshire-based organizations over the past 18 years. This year SGA has chosen two organizations to be the beneficiaries; Arts in Recovery for Youth and the MCLA Food Pantry.
If you or your organization would like to become a 2022 Sam Gomez Race sponsor CLICK HERE
Interested in running in the Sam Gomez Road Race on April 2nd, check back for registration information!
The Sam Gomez Road Race is one of the oldest races in Berkshire County and has been a successful North Adams tradition for over 40 years thanks to the generosity of our loyal sponsors and the support of the local running community.
Sam Gomez was a professor at MCLA (then North Adams State College) and founded the school’s cross-country team. Coach Gomez believed in the importance of the relationship between the local community and MCLA. In honor of Coach Gomez and his legacy of giving back to the Berkshire community, each year SGA selects a Berkshire County charity to receive the proceeds from the race bearing Coach Gomez’ name. With the help of local sponsors, SGA has raised over $29,000 for Berkshire-based organizations over the last 17 years.
2020 Elizabeth Freeman Center
1993 The Church Outreach to Youth Project (COTY)
1992 North Adams "Kid's Choice Summer Playground Program
1991 The Heather Fischlein Scholarship Fund (MCLA)
1990 The Berkshire Food Project
1989 The Church Outreach to Youth Project (COTY)
1988 The Northern Berkshire United Way
1987 The Northern Berkshire United Way
1986 The Northern Berkshire United Way
1985 The Rape Crisis Center (Pittsfield)
1984 "A Child's Wish Come True