Berkshire Running Center is back with the 7th Annual Thankful 5K benefiting local food pantries.

For the second year, MountainOne has stepped up to sponsor the Thankful 5K fundraiser for local food pantries. The race this year will be held on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 24th at 8:30 am in Downtown Pittsfield.

For the seventh year, the Thankful 5K will raise funds to benefit Pittsfield’s food pantries, in which over 700 families are served on a weekly basis, and the need is growing.

MountainOne is excited to be a returning sponsor for this impactful Berkshire Running Center event that not only raises money for those in need in our communities but also supports small businesses in downtown Pittsfield.

MountainOne’s Jonathan Denmark

President & Chief Operating Officer, Insurance Division.


Berkshire Running Center will be working with Downtown Pittsfield Inc’s Director Rebecca Brien, in a cross-promotion event. Those folks who earn a Thankful 5K hat from, either participation or donation, can bring that hat back downtown on Small Business Saturday to take advantage of special Thankful deals. Over 40 downtown merchants have displayed Thankful food boxes available for all nonperishable items for the entire month of November.

Registration and hat orders can be made online at Berkshire Running Center until Tuesday, November 22nd.

In-person registration and bib pickup are Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at Berkshire Running Center, located at 5 Cheshire Rd in the lower level of the Allendale Underground from 10 am to 6 pm.

Race morning registration is open from 7 am - 8 am located at 34 Depot St, Pittsfield MA. The Thankful 5K race start is 8:30 am.

Berkshire Running Center asks participants to bring non-perishable food items to the start of the race that will go directly to local food pantries. The Thankful 5K run/walk registration and hats are available for $25, with the full donation also going directly to the downtown food pantries. Students and those 18 and under are invited to register and run for free.

Registration and hats can be found at

For more information, contact Shiobbean Lemme at 413-344-447 or

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