UMass Amherst XC

If using a GPS the Umass XC Course (address for Mark’s Meadow School) is 813 North Pleasant St., Amherst MA

FROM EAST – Boston, RI

Take I-90 (Mass Turnpike) to Exit 4 (I-91), Take I-91 north to exit 19 (Rte. 9), Take Rte. 9 east to Rte. 116 south  - these roads intersect at a stoplight at the top of a hill and then you have 2 choices:

FOR the Umass XC course, take a Left and follow through downtown Amherst and at the 3rd Stop Light (Bertucci’s on your right) take Left onto N. Pleasant St and follow to next Stop Light and take a Right (you are now on Umass Campus) and then follow Rd through Umass and approximately 1 mile you will go straight through a rotary (intersection of Eastman Lane and Governors Dr), and shortly after on your right will be  Mark’s Meadow Elementary school - take a right into the school and drive through the lot to the back of the school and you will go past a little dirt road on your left – park your car just beyond that in the lot that is adjacent (Lot 44) and then walk up the dirt road and you will see the XC course on your left. 

FROM NORTH/SOUTH – Vermont / NH or CT / NY

Take I-91 and then either exit 19 from 91-south and follow signs for Rt. 9 East, or exit 20 from 91-north (you'll be on Rte. 9 east) and then take Rt. 9 east to Rt. 116 south - these roads intersect at a stoplight at the top of a hill and then see above details


Take I-495 south to exit 29B (Rte. 2 west), Take Rte. 2 west to Rte. 202 south, Take Rte. 202 south to Amherst Rd. in Pelham (turn right at the blinking light), Take Amherst Rd. toward Amherst. (The road changes names to Pelham Rd. and then to Main Street.). As you get to the center of town, at the top of the hill at the Stoplight (Subway is on your right), you will the take a Right and follow the directions above to get to the Umass XC course.