Half marathon runners in Adams

Steel Rail half marathon runners run along the trail in Adams shortly after the start of the race. 

PITTSFIELD — Back in its normal May time slot, the 2022 Steel Rail Races were beset by unseasonably hot and humid conditions for the third weekend in May. The races were also on new courses along the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail.

At the end of the day, the Half Marathon had a familiar name winning a first-time championship.


Howard Herman can be reached at  hherman@berkshireeagle.com or 413-496-6253. 


Howard Herman is a sports columnist at The Berkshire Eagle. The dean of full-time sportswriters in Western Mass., he has been with the Eagle since 1988, and is a member of the New England Baseball and Basketball Hall of Fame.