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Shiver By The River -5k and 10k Winter Races
2023-2024 Race Dates
  • December 10, 2023
  • January 14, 2024
  • February 11, 2024
  • March 10, 2024
All Races starts at 10:00 A.M.
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. 

Charlie Horse Half Marathon/Dirty Pony 5K!

Charlie Horse Instagram Page

Sunday May 26, 2024. 9 AM Start for the Charlie Horse
9:15 AM Start for the Dirty Pony
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:

Sunday June 30, 2024 8:30 am (Start time staggered by age group)
Join us for the running 12th 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
August 4, 2024 9:00AM

The Grings Mill Run is held annually in August on one of Pennsylvania’s prettiest trails. This event features a 99% flat gravel path alongside the beautiful Tulpehocken Creek. We offer both 5k and 10k out and back options. Whether you are competing to win, set a PR, or simply enjoying the morning outdoors, this course is sure to be one you remember.

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 


Berks County Junior High Cross Country
Fall “Run Off” Invitational
Saturday, October 23, 7 to 11AM, at the Reading Fairgrounds. 

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.


Oley Valley Country Classic 10 Mile and 5k
Date coming soon, November 2024.  the Pagoda Pacers will be hosting the 30th annual Oley Valley Country Classic! 
This year the 10 mile and 5k event, the date is back in heart of Fall in November when the leaves look their finest.   Location to be planning stages now. The excitement is brewing and we look forward to our fall country classic.  Read More...

Kris Kringle 
THE 2023 KRIS KRINGLE 5 Mile Run
Sunday December 31th, 2023 10AM 
Berks County Ag Center

The race changes direction every year giving runners a different perspective of the beautiful course. It is stroller and walker friendly. There are fast road sections, slow hill sections, gorgeous trail in the Blue Marsh Lake area and a section of the Union Canal trail next to a beautiful trout stream.   Read More...


Triple Trail Challenge 50.3
The Pagoda Pacers Athletic Club have introduced a trail race series which starts with the Charlie Horse Trail Half Marathon (not the Dirty Pony 5k). The second Pagoda Pacers trail race in the series is the Run for the Ages Trail Chase 10k in June. The final race in the series is the Blues Cruise 50k in October. Any runner completing all three races will receive a sweet bit of runner swag at the finish line at Blues Cruise. No special registration effort is required. Just sign up and complete all three races in the series

Scholarship Update

Scholarship applications for the 2023-2024 school year are now being accepted, with a February 28 deadline

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General Membership Meeting

The Monthly Membership meeting will be held on Thursday February 8th, 2024 
Mohnton Fire Company Social Quarters, 100 E Summit St., Mohnton, PA 19540.  The meeting is upstairs. Enter the front door and go up the stairs to your left. There is no need to ring the buzzer for entry.   Food and drink at 6:30 p.m. Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. All members welcome. Members are responsible for purchasing their own beverages.

Meetings are 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.



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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.