Berkshire County sports notes, Sept. 9: Josh Billings registration, ACS softball and Community Chest Fun Run

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Registration for the Josh Billings RunAground, scheduled for Sunday, is still open, and interested competitors or teams can go to the event's website at https://joshbillings.com to sign up.

The Josh matchmaker is also active on Facebook looking to fill holes on various teams.

Race director Patty Spector is also still looking for volunteers to help on race day. Anyone interested in chipping in can reach out to Spector directly by emailing patty@joshbillings.com.

The Josh returns to its regular course this year from the Price Chopper in Great Barrington to Tanglewood in Lenox. The race features a 27-mile bike ride, a five-mile canoe, kayak or paddleboard portion and a six-mile run. The event begins at 9:30 a.m.

There is also a free Josh Kids Race, open to those aged 5-12. Registration for the kids is noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Arcadian Shop in Lenox, or from noon to 1 p.m. on race day at Tanglewood at the Berkshire United Way tent.

Race proceeds go to the Berkshire United Way.

"Berkshire United Way is honored to receive proceeds from the Josh. In the spirit of teamwork and community, these funds are invested in over 40 programs throughout the Berkshires," said Candace Winkler, president and CEO of Berkshire United Way in a release. "Together, we are building a stronger community that supports our children and families."

ACS Girls Softball

The Adams-Cheshire-Savoy girls softball league hosted its annual banquet on Sunday, honoring players for attitude, coachability, effort and sportsmanship.

The Most Improved award went to Aurora Brackett, Danielle King, Nora Kondel and Lily Speed.

The Sportsmanship award went to Ella Palumbo, Callie Meyette, Avah Debenedetto, Nora Moser, Danielle Gladier and Brooke Bishop.

The Unsung Hero award went to Aleasia Yeaton and Hanna Williams.

The 2019 Berkshire County 12U champion ACS Swat team was also recognized, along with league secretary Donna Poulton and player Emma Moser for behind-the-scenes contributions.

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Community Chest Fun Run

WILLIAMSTOWN — For the 12th year, the Williamstown Community Chest will host its annual Fun Run on Saturday

The day will feature two races: a 5K and a one-mile kids and family run/walk.

Races are open to runners and walkers of all levels, including families with pets or strollers. The races begin at 10 a.m. at the Williamstown Youth Center on School Street.

Registration fees are $15 for the 5K and $5 for the short event (Children under 5 are free, and the table will open at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. Pre-registration may be done at WilliamstownCommunityChest.org.

There are Fun Run T-shirts available for the first 75 registrants, and prizes will be awarded to top finishers.

For additional information, call 413-458-2443.

Hillcrest Educational Centers golf benefit

PITTSFIELD — The Hillcrest Educational Centers will host the 18th annual Fall Classic Golf Benefit on Friday, Sept. 27 at Wahconah Country Club.

Registration can be done at hillcrestec.org/golf or by contacting Peter Lopenzina at plopenzina@hillcrestec.org or 413-499-7924 ext 133.

The fee is $175 for each player, and that includes the day of golf, a cart, breakfast, lunch and dinner, in addition to a player gift.

The tournament is a shotgun start with morning and afternoon slots in a scramble format. There will also be a silent auction, raffle and various golf contests.

Funds raised will go to the children helped by Hillcrest.


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