5K TRAILBLAZER RUN DEBUTS AT CLARK ART INSTITUTE

Williamstown, MA—The first-ever Trailblazer Run will be held at the Clark Art Institute on Saturday, October 1 at 8 am. The 5K trail run, a great way to explore both the Clark's campus trails and the interconnected trails maintained by the town of Williamstown, features individual timed results and is open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. Run or walk to celebrate the beauty of autumn and enjoy Stone Hill, the focus of the Clark’s special exhibition Sensing Place: Reflecting on Stone Hill, open through October 10, 2016.
 
Early registration through September 17 is $25 ($20 for Clark members) and includes a race shirt; after September 17 is $30 ($25 for Clark members) and does not include a shirt. Ages 10 and under are free. To register, visit berkshirerunningcenter.com or call Berkshire Running Center at 413 344 4472.
 
Race partner Nature’s Closet of Williamstown presents a race-day market featuring gear from vendors including Salomon and Smart Wool. Refreshments and a beer garden on the Lunder Center terrace will be available to runners at race end.
 
Awards will be given to the top male and female runners in age groups. The race is a rain or shine event and will only be canceled in the event of life-threatening weather conditions. Day-of-race pick up and registration start at 7 am.
 
The Trailblazer 5K Run is sponsored by MountainOne.
 
ABOUT THE CLARK
The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, with more than 240,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.  
 
The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm; open daily in July and August. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
 
Press contact:
413 458 0471
[email protected]