Visitors to our Berkshires bed and breakfast can celebrate the beginning of summer by attending the Berkshires Memorial Day Marathon. The Gateways Inn in Lenox, MA is in the heart of this picturesque and culturally rich region, making it the ideal place to stay when visiting. The Berkshires is home to so many local events and attractions to enjoy throughout the year and the Berkshires Memorial Day Marathon is one that attracts participants from far and wide. The natural beauty of the Berkshire hills provides a stunning backdrop to the race, making it popular amongst runners looking to race outside the confines of a concrete jungle. Read on to find out why the Berkshires Memorial Day Marathon has become such a great local tradition.
The Berkshires Memorial Day Marathon is actually comprised of several races including a marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k and more. Registration and bib pickup take place at Tanglewood Music Center. Runners of all the races have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful setting of the Berkshires as they make their way through the courses. Children 10 and under can participate in the Topricin Kids Run. Distances for different age groups are .25 and .5 miles. Other events include trail races, a Trail-Road Challenge and the Memorial Day Dirt Road Ride.
The organizers of the Berkshires Memorial Day Marathon recognize that getting into shape to run a marathon is a big task, and know that fitness and health should be at the forefront of any participant’s mind. Therefore, race organizers have teamed up with renowned nutrition expert Joy Bauer of The Today Show on NBC as an Official Nutrition and Training Partner. Joy will host the pre-race pasta dinner at Red Lion Inn on Saturday before the race. Training Runs will also be held beginning in March on Monday nights.
Runners of the Berkshires Memorial Day Marathon can take advantage of free admission to Summer Sound on the grounds of Tanglewood music center. Race participants only need to present their race bibs for entrance. Those not participating in the race can also purchase tickets. The Summer Sound event includes four live bands performing, food trucks, beer and wine.
Whether you decide to run in the marathon or merely take in the exciting atmosphere and festivities, staying at the Gateways Inn will make your time in the Berkshires a truly memorable experience. Our guest rooms and suites combine timeless elegance with modern conveniences so you can enjoy the finest parts of the past and the present. Luxurious amenities include plush bath robes, en suite bathrooms in every room, cable television and free WiFi. And every stay includes a delicious full breakfast, served each morning in our dining room or terrace room. Our restaurant offers some of the finest cuisine in Lenox in a luxurious yet comfortable setting. The Gateways Inn is an ideal getaway in every sense of the word. The impeccable accommodations of the inn along with our proximity to local Berkshires attractions such as Tanglewood and the expert attention of our staff will ensure that your trip is special. Find your perfect room begin planning your visit today.
Photo courtesy Josiah Mackenzie.