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Community Involvement

Whether we're volunteering at a local park, coaching and mentoring with community running organizations, or advocating for runner safety, we strive to help make Berks County a better place to run.

Since 2012, the Pacers gave an additional $82,000-plus back to the community through school running programs as well as other organizations that promote the health and well-being of our community. Some of our recipients include:
  • Oley Valley Youth League $20,168
  • Friends of Nolde Forest  $8,200
  • Berks County Special Olympics  $11,317
  • Berks Nature  $10,000
  • Berks County Cross County Coaches Assoc.  $12,308
  • Scholarships  $12,500
  • Jr, High School XC Championships  $7,659
In 2016 nearly $1,200 went to our program that assists needy high school track and XC runners by helping them purchase new running shoes.  

We are designated trail stewards for a section of the Horse Shoe Trail and for a section of the trail around Blue Marsh.  A Pacer member is Chairman of Trail Maintenance of the HST Conservancy.  Click here for more information regarding our trail maintenance program.

We have members active on the Berks County Trail Council.

Pacers have been active in HST reroutes and maintenance, Nolde Forest trail maintenance, Mt Penn trail clean ups, Engelman Park clean up, and painting up at the Pagoda.
Each month, the Pacer’s give back to our community by holding a charity training run. We donate goods to local not-for-profit organizations that need our help. Below is a list of some of the charities we donate to. To bring something appropriate for the charity, such as canned goods, pet food, or books, check out their websites and find out more about what services they provide. Join us not just for exercise, but to give back to our community! 
Another way you can give back is to bring your old running sneakers to any of our Wednesday night training runs, they will be collected and donated to a local charity!

Berks County Humane Society
Berks Women in Crisis
Animal Rescue League
Berks Food Bank
Berks Literacy Council
Mary's Shelter
Opportunity House

And they appreciate it!

Humane Society -Jan-Thank-You
Humane Society -Feb-Thank-You



Pagoda Pacer Night at the Movies

Come join the Pacers for a special showing of "Chariots of Fire" at the Reading Goggleworks movie theater on April 17th, 2021.
Tickets are $10. This is a private showing with a limited number of tickets for Pacer Club members and their guests so get yours before they are gone!

Tickets and more info HERE


General Membership Meeting

April 8th, 2021 at 7 – 9 pm
Zoom Meeting held via Zoom to conduct club business, open to all members. Invitation will be sent via e-mail.

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

Click here for the digital 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.



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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.