Josh Billings to benefit community

Sunday, September 19 | In-person and Virtual

We are proud to partner with Patty Spector to announce the 45th Annual Josh Billings RunAground Triathlon.

The Josh Billings event has supported Berkshire United Way and our work in the community for 20+ years. This year's event will return to in-person races, but continue to offer a virtual component. The goal remains the same – to give back to the community.

Virtual Josh 2021 | Bike, run, walk, paddle, swim or hike anywhere for any distance to raise funds for Berkshire United Way. Receive a special 2021 T-shirt for participating (ages 12 and over as of September 19).

Learn more about the Josh Billings RunAground.

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We invite you to share your Josh photos on our social media pages by tagging us and using #joshbillingstri or #hereforgood.

Your support helps us fund 42 programs across 25 organizations working to improve individual circumstances and elevating the overall quality of life here in Berkshire County.

18 Degrees
Early Education and Care

Berkshire County Head Start
Child Development Program

Berkshire County Kids Place & Violence Prevention Center
Trauma Recovery Program

Berkshire Hills Regional School District
Project Connection at Muddy Brook Elementary

Berkshire Nursing Families
Central & South Berkshire County Lactation Support

Berkshire South Regional Community Center
Action Adventures Out of School
Action Adventures Day Camp
Sunshine Preschool

Child Care of the Berkshires
Child Care Services
Healthy Families

Community Health Programs
Care Coordination Program at Berkshire Pediatrics

Dalton Community Recreation Association
Kids Club After School Program
Summer Camp

Elizabeth Freeman Center
Child Safe Child Strong Program

Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center
Early Childhood Education

Lee Public Schools
Expressive Arts

Lee Youth Association
Busy Bee Learning Center

Pediatric Development Center
PAL Play and Learn
South County Early Intervention


18 Degrees
Pittsfield Community Connection

Anti-Defamation League
A World of Difference

Barrington Stage Company
Playwright Mentoring Project

Berkshire Hills Regional School District
Project Connection at W.E.B. Du Bois Regional Middle School

Berkshire Theatre Group
Middle School After School Program

Berkshire Pulse
Performing Arts Program

Construct Inc.
Pathways to the Trades

Dalton Community Recreation Association
Leader’s Club

Flying Cloud Institute
Young Women In Science

Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center
Girls Inc.

Community Work Initiative

Railroad Street Youth Project
Mentoring Program
Sexual Health Initiative

Roots Rising
Youth Crews

18 Degrees
Parent Wellness/EMPath

Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity
Build and Repair Corps
Community Navigator Program - Working Cities | Berkshire Bridges
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)

Elizabeth Freeman Center
Money School

Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires
Social Determinants of Health

Our COVID-19 response efforts are designed to address gaps in services and increase capacity of organizations to meet basic needs of individuals and families across Berkshire County. To date, more than $3 million has been granted to over 100 different nonprofits providing food, housing, childcare, and other important services.

Learn more about the fund, including emergency and resiliency funding grantees, outcomes and impacts, donors and partners, media mentions, and more.