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Grings Mill Run


5k & 10k Races and 1/2 Mile Kids Run
2021 - Sunday August 1st! Race application and more details to come!

The race will still be run on the scenic Grings Mill canal path, The start/finish location will be at the Berks County Heritage
Center, located at 1102 Red Bridge
Road, which is accessed off of Route 183
near the interchange with Route 222 (near
Penn State/St Joseph’s Hospital). There will still include both a 5K and 10K. There
is also a kids run for those bringing the
whole family to the event.
 
RACE DETAILS:   Berks County Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Road Reading, PA 19605.  Bib pickup opens at 7:30 AM.  5k/10k starts at 9:00 AM., Kids Run approximately 10:15 AM.   Chip timed, clock at finish, goody bag with swag item and pre-packaged snacks. Tech shirt option.  Finish next to historic red covered bridge. 
 
COURSE:  99% flat & Zero Traffic; VERY scenic course!!!  BONUS: no need to decide which event you want to do now; make your decision race day when you know better how hot it is and how fit you are!
 
ENTRY: 5k/10k $30 with shirt thru 7/2/2021 or $25 no shirt thru 7/29/2021. Registration closes midnight on 7/29/2021 or when we hit our registration limit. NO day of registration.
 
KIDS RUN: $7.00 thru 7/29/2021 (no shirt).  Please Note: Kids participating in either the 5k or 10k & kids run must enter separately for each race.
 
COVID PRECAUTIONS: The Pagoda Pacers are committed to providing you with a safe race environment. Please know we are keeping a close eye on all event recommendations from our state & local health guidelines, as well as the CDC. Masks or other requirements will be communicated via email prior to race day based on current recommendations.
 
QUESTIONS? Contact Race Directors: Caroline Hill: 484-332-7468, Jason Karpinski 484-256-9989, or Jane Setley 610-413-3388 or email  gringsmilldirector@pagodapacers.com

 
On-line registration w/credit card will be available at www.pretzelcitysports.com
(A nominal service fee applies - closes at midnight, the Wednesday of race week)
 
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 
  • No pets or alcoholic beverages are allowed in the Berks County Parks System.
  • Park contains picnic facilities, tennis, volleyball, playground, etc.
  • Event held rain or shine but if the weather gets mega-weird, please check the Pagoda Pacer website, Facebook page and your email.
  • Races will start promptly so please arrive early; we do reserve the right to delay start if lightning.
  • Computerized results on www.pagodapacers.com within 1-2 days after event
     
DIRECTIONS: From Philadelphia & South/East: Rt. 422 w to Reading, Follow signs for 222N (Allentown) exit at Rt. 183. Turn right towards airport (183 S) continue through traffic light. Turn at the next right onto Red Bridge Rd.
 
From Allentown & North: Rt. 22/78 W towards Harrisburg to Strausstown exit (Rt 183). Follow 183 S past Blue Marsh Lake. Continue straight through the Rt. 222 intersection and turn right at the auto repair shop onto Red Bridge Rd. 
 
From Lancaster/York: Rt. 222N (Reading/Allentown). Follow Rt. 222 N-Allentown. Exit at Rt. 183 S. Turn right towards Reading Airport. Continue through traffic light. Turn at the next right onto Red Bridge Rd. 
 
From PA Turnpike – East or West: Take Morgantown Exit (exit 298) to Rt. I-176 N. Follow Rt. 422 W. to 222 N (Allentown). Exit at Rt. 183. Turn right towards Reading Airport – Route 183 S, continue through traffic light. Turn at the next right, onto Red Bridge Road. 


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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


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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.