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Grings Mill Run


5k & 10k Races and 1/2 Mile Kids Run
Sunday, August 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am

The Pacers were dealt a blow by heavy
rains and resulting floodwaters in early August
that required us to reschedule the
Grings Mill Run at the last minute from its
originally scheduled August 5 date. However,
our race directors jumped to the challenge
and have rescheduled the race 3
weeks later on Sunday, August 26. The race
will still be run on the scenic Grings Mill canal
path, but a new start/finish location for
this year will be at the Berks County Heritage
Center, located at 1102 Red Bridge
Road, which is accessed off of Route 183
near the interchange with Route 222 (near
Penn State/St Joseph’s Hospital). The rescheduled
event will start at 9:00am and
will still include both a 5K and 10K. There
is also a kids run for those bringing the
whole family to the event.

Details are still being finalized, but race directors
anticipate that registration will reopen,
so watch for announcements by email
and facebook in the coming days and
weeks. Also, volunteers will be needed!

And to those who were registered for the
original event, we appreciate your understanding
and cooperation!
 
Grings Mill Run Application

On-line Registration

Race Directors: Caroline Hill: (484) 332-7468, Laura Mooney 484-433-8179

Quality Tech shirts 
 
LOCATION:  MOVED TO THE BERKS COUNTY HERITAGE CENTER  1102 Red Bridge, Reading.  RoadRegist./ number pickup opens at 7:30 a.m. 5k/10k starts at 9:00 a.m., fun race approx 10:15. Clock at finish, refreshments, mile splits, instant results and live band. Rain or shine.
 
COURSE:  99% flat & Zero Traffic; VERY scenic course!!! BONUS: no need to decide which event you want to do now; make your decision race day when you know better how hot it is, how fit you are, etc!
 
ENTRY:  5k/10k: $24 if postmarked by Mon, July 16, 2018. Afterwards, inc. race day, $29 while shirts last. Great Quality Tech Shirts and great door prizes. Finally a race shirt you’ll actually wear! But only a limited number are available on race day so get your apps in early! No refunds or mailed awards.
 



 
Kids Run:  $5 if postmarked by Monday July 16th, 2018. Afterwards, inc. day of race $7. Race day reg. for kids run to be CLOSED once we have as many kid’s entries as we have grab bags so preregister if possible. Please Note: Kids participating in both the 5k & fun run must enter twice

General:
Be sure to bring the whole family whether you're interested in running, hiking, biking, fishing, picnicking, volleyball or just enjoying a little down time - Grings Mill Park has something for everyone, why not make a full day of it.
 
Entertainment will be provided by one of the areas most popular bands "Rockman Blues Band" performing from 8:30 - 11:30AM.
AGE GROUPS: 5K: Top 2 Male and Female finishers plus: 14 & under: 3M, 3F 15-19: 3M, 3F 20-24: 3M, 3F 25-29: 3M, 3F 30-34: 3M, 3F 35-39: 3M, 3F 40-44: 3M, 3F 45-49: 3M, 3F 50-54: 3M, 3F 55-59: 3M, 3F 60 -64: 3M, 3F 65-69: 3M, 3F 70-89: 2M, 1F 90 & over: 1M

10K: Top 2 Male and Female finishers plus: 14 & under: 3M, 3F 15-19: 3M, 3F 20-24: 3M, 3F 25-29: 3M, 3F 30-34: 3M, 3F 35-39: 3M, 3F 40-44: 3M, 3F 45-49: 3M, 3F 50-54: 3M, 3F 55-59: 3M, 3F 60 -64: 3M, 3F 65-69: 3M, 3F 70-89: 2M, 1F 90 & over: 1M
 
1/2M Kids Fun Race for 12 yr. olds & under: Top Male & Female overall plus goodie bags to all finishers.
 
On-line registration w/credit card available at www.pretzelcitysports.com
(A nominal service fee applies - closes at midnight, Wed. August 1st)
 
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 
  • No pets or alcoholic beverages are allowed in the Berks County Parks System.
  • Park contains picnic facilities, tennis, volleyball, playground, etc.
  • Event held rain or shine but if the weather gets mega-weird, call the race directors to confirm that the event is not being postponed.
  • Races will start promptly so please arrive early; we do reserve the right to delay start if lightning.
  • Computerized results on www.pagodapacers.com within 1-2 days after event
     
DIRECTIONS


 

 

Social

Fall Bonfire
Saturday, November 3rd @ 7:00
Mike & Laura Yoder's Residence

General Membership Meeting

This Thursday November 8th, our monthly meeting will be held at the Blind Hartman's Tavern
2910 Pricetown Rd, Temple
Click for Map

6:30 come for food (the club will provide food, all drinks will be at member expense.)
 
There will be no speaker in November.  Elections for 5 Board Positions and the President will be held at this meeting. Ballot will be published in the Newsletter prior to the meeting
 

Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month @7:00 pm.  All are welcome


October 2018 Newsletter
 


Community Involvement/Volunteering 

Click here to see what we have done to promote running and fitness in Berks County!
 
Click here for info about the club's trail maintenance program.

Nolde Invasives Work Day Flyer 2018

 



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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.