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November 6, 2007

Smith College to Open Indoor Track for Walking and Running

NORTHAMPTON, Mass.—From January 2 to March 14, area residents can take refuge from the early morning cold for their exercise regimens at the Smith College Indoor Track and Tennis (ITT) facility, which will be open to the public for walking and running from 6 to 8 a.m. on weekdays.

The track inside the ITT is 200 meters in circumference—seven laps around the outside lane equals one mile. A surface of hard rubber covers the entire floor, including the track, and provides a cushion that reduces stress on the body. The ITT is the only track in the area with such a surface.

Participants must enter and leave the ITT through the glass doors at the facility’s entrance on lower College Lane and may not go beyond the ITT track area. In addition, clean shoes are required on the track and participants are encouraged to use proper footwear and change directions frequently while walking or running. The track will be monitored during the open hours.

Participants in the program may park in the Ainsworth parking lot, provided they leave by 8 a.m. The parking lot is located on the lower section of College Lane.

For more information, contact Theresa Collins at (413) 585-2710 or

Office of College Relations
Smith College
Garrison Hall
Northampton, Massachusetts 01063

Marti Hobbes
News Assistant
T (413) 585-2190
F (413) 585-2174

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