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Deena Andrus Memorial: Run For the Ages 10k Trail Chase



Sunday, June 22, 2014 – 8:00 am
Race director: Ted Andrus
 
Run For The Ages Race Application 2014
 
Race Day Registration is Available!
 
Course Map and Elevation Chart 
Head Start Table
 
2013 Race Results
2012 Race Results
2011 Race Results
2010 Race Results
 
This race is held annually in BEAUTIFUL NOLDE FOREST – READING, PA (A portion of the proceeds go to the Friends of Nolde Forest, a non-profit group helping to maintain Nolde Forest)
 
“where anybody might win the race!”
 
The course now includes a Nolde Forest favorite, Middle Road, and an off trail scramble at the end replacing the paved road climb. Huge post race raffle will include a pair of Southwest Airline tickets!
 
Come out for the only trail race with an age graded start (that we know of) on the east coast. Top age group performers have a legitimate shot at the overall title. Even if you aren’t out to win, the race is run on challenging yet very runnable trails in beautiful Nolde Forest, has great schwag and virtually no bottle necks. Challenge your families and coworkers to come out and compete on a “level” playing field… Hey ringers: Here’s a chance to show off a little by passing the whole pack!
 
What’s an age graded start? Those who have more than a few of grey hairs or have yet to hit puberty will get a head start based on age and gender. Typically the oldest female wave starts first. Then the next wave will start, based on 5 year age groups, working back toward the younger (faster?) folks. Wave starts will bounce back and forth between sexes, as the handicap derived from the World Masters Association dictates. The actual handicap for each division is posted at www.PagodaPacers.com and will be declared final for 2012 a month prior to start. That means you start with your age group (call them your competition if you like). Your handicap division may or may not start with another handicap division. For example, it’s possible that 60-64 year old men might start at the same time as 50-54 year old women. Or maybe not.
 
How are the start waves determined? Wave start differentials are determined from a combination of age grading corrections from the World Masters Association, as well as comparing results from many local races of similar distance. The goal is to have the top finishers from as many waves as possible finish at almost the exact same time!


Directions:  Link to map
6 miles south of Reading, on PA Rt. 625 (New Holland Rd). 2 miles south of PA 724 and 3 miles North of PA 568. Address: Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center 2910 New Holland Rd Reading, PA 19607

Announcements 


The 20th Anniversary of the Mt Penn Mudfest was a success! Many thanks to all of the volunteers who came out to support the club’s
efforts in putting on a quality event for our runners, many of whom
were from out of town. We had 302 finishers, lots of sunshine, a
few rocky trails, and a great post-race party. Thanks also to Mountain
Springs & Captain’s Cove, which served as race headquarters.
Looking forward to seeing everyone next year!

Overall winner Shaun Horan of
Binghamton, NY won in 1:06:11
First place female Laura Kline of
New Paltz, NY finished in 1:12:07

Congratulations to all who ran. 

Club Events


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.
 

Monthly Business Meetings May 8th, 7:00 pm - JR’s Pizza, Flying Hills All are welcome

Wine & Cheese Party!
Date: Friday, June 6, 2014
Time: 7:00-10:00pm
Location: The Pagoda on Mt. Penn
Cost: $5 for members;
$15 for nonmembers
 

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.