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Shiver By The River -5k and 10k Winter Race Series
 
2019-2020 Online Registration Please Note: Online registration is for the entire series. If you are not planning to run every race in the series, please sign up on the day of the race

2019-2020 Race Dates
  • December 8, 2019
  • January 12, 2020
  • February 9, 2020
  • March 8, 2020
10:00 A.M. start for all races. Registration opens at 8:30 A.M.

Shiver by the River – Winter Race Series is run in Muhlenberg Township at Jim Dietrich Park, from December through March. This is a low key, no frills race that still draws approx. 400 runners per month because of its friendliness, great price, devotion to running in almost any type of weather and dedication to the premise that every post-race spread should include M&Ms.  Read More...

 
Charlie Horse Half Marathon and Dirty Pony 5K has been CANCELLED!
 
Due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 virus, we have sadly come to the decision to cancel both the Charlie Horse Trail Half Marathon and the Dirty Pony 5K.
 
Join us Memorial Day Weekend for the Charlie Horse Trail Half-Marathon to benefit Berks Co. Special Olympics.  This is a point to point race which will require you to get to the finish, rather than making it an option to NOT finish.  Read More...




Deena Andrus Memorial Run for the Ages 10k Trail Chase:
HAS BEEN CANCELLED!
 
Join us for the 11th annual running of the only trail race with an age graded start (that we know of) on the east coast.  Sure, you run the local trail races and are happy to compete and maybe place in your age group. But what if that effort let you win the whole Chase? Have you ever said, “I could have beaten that guy in my prime”? Are you as fast as you once thought you were? Who really is the fastest in your family? Now’s your chance to prove it  Read More...



Grings Mill 5k and 10k Run CANCELLED
Sunday, August 2, 2020, 9:00 am
The Grings Mill Run is held annually in August on one of Pennsylvania’s prettiest trails. The course is 99% flat with no traffic; there is no need to decide which event you want to do now, make your decision on race day when you know better how hot it is or how fit you are!



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Blues Cruise 50k Ultra Marathon
Held annually the first weekend of October, the Pagoda Pacers proudly present an Ultra suitable for introducing newcomers to the world of Ultra Trail Running! Themed aid stations are well stocked by local (ultra) runners! For more information, contact Race Directors: Stephan Weiss or Mike Yoder
 

Berks County Junior High Cross Country
Fall “Run Off” Invitational
Saturday, October 20, 2018
The “Fall Run-Off” Invitational Boys and girls races are for all 7th, and 8th  grade Berks County runners who have competed for a BCIAA school district during the junior high season.

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Oley Valley Country Classic 10 Mile and 5k
Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019:

On-line Registration
 

This race is held annually, generally the first Sunday of November. Both courses are beautiful and flat to slightly rolling through the Pennsylvania Dutch farms of the Oley Valley, 8 miles east of Reading. FAST, WHEEL MEASURED COURSE; good place to set a “best time”.  This year's ten mile race is the Eastern Regional RRCA championship event!  Read More...


Kris Kringle 5-Miler
Sunday, December 29, 2019, 11:00 am
The Kris Kringle 5 Miler is generally held annually on the last Sunday of December, and benefits the Berks County Cross Country Coaches Association. All registered runners are automatically entered in a raffle for TWO COMPLIMENTARY ROUNDTRIP AIRLINE TICKETS FROM SOUTHWEST AIRLINES. Read More...
 

 

Social

Annual Pacer Wine and Cheese Party
 
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED!
 
Reading Pagoda on Mt. Penn

 

General Membership Meeting

Our Thursday April 9th, monthly meeting has been CANCELLED!
 
 
6:30 come for food (the club will provide food, all drinks will be at member expense.)  Meeting will start at @ 7:00.

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


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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.

 


 Strava

Click on the icon above and join the Pagoda Pacers Strava groups to share courses.


Link to RUseeN Reflective Pacer Apparel


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.