Up Front For DeMar

91 American Legion Dr
North Adams, MA 01247

Running > 1 mile, 5k

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Event Description

About the Event

SPC Michael R. DeMarsico, age 20, volunteered to be "up front"', taking the lead of his battalion, protecting them and searching for dangerous IEDs. He lost his life in Afghanistan on August 16, 2012. He was a true American Hero! Please honor him, his sacrifice and those still serving.

Registration Fee

Pre-registered runners or walkers will have a $20 registration fee. Day of event registration will be available at the starting line area from 7am to 8am and will be $25. We also ask that participants please bring an item or items for care packages to be sent to deployed service men and women. (This is not required, but kindly suggested)


The Starting line is at the Veteran's Memorial at the intersection of Route 2 and Eagle Street. Runners will continue to Eagle St, crossing Main Street and continuing onto Ashland St. Walkers will turn around at the North Adams Armory and runners will continue on Ashland Street to South Church Street. Runners will turn into the BFAIR parking lot at 771 South Church Street, continue to the back of the lot where the water table is and then back out to exit, turning left onto South Churh Street. Runners and Walkers will follow Ashland Street and then turn left onto American Legion Drive. The race will finish at the American Legion. The course is a primarily open course with some police presence. Please be cautious of vehicles on the course.

Packet Pickup

Please join us Friday evening, November 10, 2023 at the North Adams American legion between 4pm and 7pm to pick up your race packet. This means you won't have to be out in the cold as early Saturday morning.


Shirts will be available to the first 100 registrants. Additional shirts may be available for purchase.

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