It all started with one run. Way back in 2015 Justin Killeen, owner of 50/50 Fitness Nutrition and Grant Ritter, a running obsessed Western MA native, met up for a casual 4 mile trail run. During the last climb of the day someone mentioned that the valley has so many amazing places to run yet so few half marathons and suddenly the Happy Valley Half Marathon was born. Since then Justin and Grant have continued improving the Happy Valley Half, they created the Fort Hill Brewery Half Marathon & 5K and they are now beyond excited to give you the Black Birch Vineyard 10 Miler.
March 31, 2019
The valley has some of the best wines we have ever tasted and some of the best roads we have ever run on. This event combines both of those to give you a truly unique experience.
April 14, 2019
You know where Easthampton, MA is on the map but if you haven’t been there recently you are missing out on one of the most vibrant areas in New England. This course will show you what Easthampton is all about and the beer will be some of the best that you will find in Western MA or anywhere else for that matter!
October 20, 2019
This is the event that started it all. The course is truly beautiful with just enough challenge and all kinds of fun. We serve up a vibrant after party at the finish line in Look Park with beer, food trucks and music. We created this event because we loved running and now we love delivering this experience to you year after year.