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Group Runs


Wednesday Night runs meet at 6:15

Apr 16 Captain's Cove (upper, gravel parking lot)  ***Mudfest course review***

Apr 23 Mt. Penn Firetower  eat at Liberty Tap Room   ***charity run benefiting Animal rescue League***
 
Apr 30 Justa Road (Blue Marsh) eat at Ganley's

May 7 Wyomissing High School  eat at Ciabatta
 
May 14 Trout Run (Exeter) eat at Albrejie (Mexican)
 
May 21 Oley Valley Middle School  eat at Bertie's
 
May 28 Rustic Park (Birdsboro) eat at Nikki Salaneck Lawrence's residence
 

Race Shorts


Apr 19  MT. PENN MUDFEST 15K TRAIL RUN. Our 20th year will be better than ever. New start location at Captain’s Cove Restaurant. Outside covered pavilion will be open for food and beverages for spectators and runners. Volunteers needed. If you can help, email Ken Seale mudfestdirector@pagodapacers.com.

May 25  CHARLIE HORSE TRAIL 1/2 MARATHON. The Pacers are proud to help support Berks County Special Olympians by donating proceeds from this race. NEW 5 year age group awards and same GREAT course as last year. Stick around after the race for the picnic, free to all entries. 
 
Jun 22  DEENA ANDRUS MEMORIAL RUN FOR THE AGES 10K TRAIL CHASE. Held annually in beautiful Nolde Forest. A portion of the proceeds go to the Friends of Nolde Forest, a non-profit group helping to maintain Nolde Forest.
 
Aug 3 GRINGS MILL 5K, 10K AND 1/2 MILE KIDS RUN. A flat and scenic path along the Tulpehocken Creek.  One of our most popular and family friendly runs of the year.


Oct 5 BLUES CRUISE 50K a trail Ultra race that is suitable for first time ultra runners as well as seasoned veterans.  The course is very runnable, not too technical, but challenging enough to make it interesting for everyone.


 

Announcements 


The 24th Shiver by the River was a successful series despite the fact that it was one of the worst winters on record. December (463 finishers), January (461 finishers) & March (479 finishers) all had above average finishers for the month. In February, 345 runners crossed the line. We had 334 runners run the series, which is tied for the 2nd highest series. Our fastest runners were: 

5K Male Daryl Weaver 15:49 
5K Female Dee Koutsourais 18:38 
10K Male Matthew Lutzca 32:53 
10K Female Elizabeth Doherty 38:05
Congratulations to all who ran.

 
Club Events


Monthly Business Meetings April 10th, 7:00 pm - JR’s Pizza, Flying Hills All are welcome


21st. Great American Clean-up, April 26 (Saturday) 9AM,  we will be meeting at Phil Lechner and Andrea Faust's residence at 1401 Walnut Street in Reading and will be picking up trash in the woods and on the trails on Mt. Penn.  We are looking for 15 to 20 volunteers who are willing to put in 2-3 hours of walking and cleaning the trails we often run on.  We may also cover  some of the roads in that area as well.  Please bring gloves and reflective clothes (for the road work), but garbage bags will be provided.  Let's get out and show the city and county how much the club cares for our environment.
 

Our Mission
The Pagoda Pacers Athletic Club promotes physical fitness and public wellness. We conduct athletic activities in our community, organize competitions, social gatherings, and educate the public on physical fitness and wellness. We promote participation in the sports of running, cycling, duathlons, & triathlons. We also encourage members to be more than just athletes by conducting a variety of social and civic activities in the Reading, Pennsylvania area.