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Shiver By The River -5k and 10k Winter Races
2022-2023 Race Dates
  • December 11, 2022
  • January 8, 2023
  • February 12, 2023
  • March 12, 2023
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!

Sunday May 29 2022. 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 26, 2022 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 8, 2022 9:00AM

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!

Blues Cruise 50k Ultra Marathon
October 2, 2022

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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 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
Coming November 5th, the Pagoda Pacers will be hosting the 28th 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.  Race will be held at the Oley Valley Fairgrounds with indoor facilities for large pre and post race  gathering to accommodate all  of  our runners.  Race starts and ends at the Fairgrounds and proceeds will benefit the Oley Ambulance Association. The excitement is brewing and we look forward to our new fall country classic.  Read More...

Kris Kringle 
THE 2022 KRIS KRINGLE 5 Mile Run
Saturday December 31th, 2022 10AM 
Berks County Ag Center
The race travels in counter-clockwise direction this year, as we reverse directions 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...




When: Friday, January 20th,
Where: Colonial Fitness

General Membership Meeting

February's Monthly Membership meeting will be held on Thursday February 9th 
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!
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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.