Berkshire Running Center celebrates five years of being ‘Grand Central Station’ of running in the Berkshires

PITTSFIELD — Not long ago, a runner from anywhere in Berkshire County would have to travel an hour in either direction to find new equipment or apparel.

That was the niche that Kent and Shiobbean Lemme sought to fill five years ago when they started Berkshire Running Center. Now, in the summer of 2016, BRC is celebrating its fifth anniversary of becoming the centralized hub of running activity in Berkshire County.

The Amanda Cote Project takes the stage

The Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester had just started filling up when the Amanda Cote Project was introduced. A few short minutes later their leader had the entire room swaying in rhythm.

On Sunday, May 19, the Lucky Dog hosted a day-long benefit for the One Fund, featuring a handful of local musicians, along with a variety of raffle prizes. Amanda Cote’s band was scheduled to play at 7 p.m.