September 7, 2018
Williamstown, Massachusetts—The natural beauty of the Clark Art Institute’s campus sets the stage for the annual Trailblazer 5K on Saturday, October 6 at 9 am. Run or walk up the summit of Stone Hill and on the trails through meadows and woodlands. Awards are given to the top male and female runners in age groups.

The pre-registration entrance fee, valid through September 23, is $25 ($20 Clark members) plus $2 processing fee; ages 12 and under free. All pre-registered runners/walkers will receive a race shirt. After September 23, the entrance fee is $30 ($25 for Clark members) plus $2 processing fee; no shirts will be included. Day-of-race pick-up and registration start at 8 am.

Devin Kibbe, co-owner of North Adams Yoga, offers a thirty-minute warm-up for race participants at 8:30 am. No yoga mat is required. Nature’s Closet of Williamstown hosts a race gear market before and after the race.

Proceeds from the race go towards maintenance of the trails on the Clark’s campus and the extended Williamstown trail network supported by the Rural Lands Foundation.

The Trailblazer 5K Run is sponsored by MountainOne. 


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, consisting of more than 275,000 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. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; EBT Card to Culture; Bank of America Museums on Us; and Blue Star Museums. For more information on these programs and more, visit or call 413 458 2303.
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