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Grings Mill Run

5k & 10k Races and 1/2 Mile Kids Run

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.
Grings Mill Run Application

2019 Grings Mill 5K Results
2019 Grings Mill 10K Results

Race Directors: Caroline Hill: (484) 332-7468, Laura Yoder 484-433-8179, Jane Setley 610-413-3388

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LOCATION:  BERKS COUNTY HERITAGE CENTER  1102 Red Bridge, Reading.  RoadRegist./ number pickup opens at 7:30 a.m. 5k/10k starts at 9:00 a.m., fun race approx 10:15. Clock at finish, refreshments, mile splits, instant results and live band. Rain or shine.
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, how fit you are, etc!
ENTRY: 5k/10k: $30 registration includes race shirt.  Race day, $35 while shirts last, $30 when gone.  GREAT DOOR PRIZES, 2 free entrees per runner, more available for purchase. Bring cash.

KIDS RUN: $7.00.  Race day registration for kids run to be CLOSED once we have as many entries as we have grab bags so pre-register if possible.  Please Note: Kids participating in either the 5k or 10k & kids run must enter separately for each race.
Be sure to bring the whole family whether you're interested in running, hiking, biking, fishing, picnicking, volleyball or just enjoying a little down time - Grings Mill Park has something for everyone, why not make a full day of it.
AGE GROUPS:  5K:  Top 2 Male and Female finishers plus:   14 & under: 3M, 3F    15-19: 3M, 3F   20-24: 3M, 3F    25-29: 3M, 3F    30-34: 3M, 3F    35-39: 3M, 3F    40-44: 3M, 3F    45-49: 3M, 3F    50-54: 3M, 3F    55-59: 3M, 3F    60 -64: 3M, 3F    65-69: 3M, 3F    70-74: 2M, 2F 75 plus 2M, 2F   
10K Top 2 Male and Female finishers plus:   14 & under: 3M, 3F    15-19: 3M, 3F    
20-24: 3M, 3F    25-29: 3M, 3F    30-34: 3M, 3F    35-39: 3M, 3F    40-44: 3M, 3F    45-49: 3M, 3F    50-54: 3M, 3F    55-59: 3M, 3F    60 -64: 3M, 3F    65-69: 3M, 3F   70-74: 2M, 2F 75 plus 2M, 2F     

½ mile Kids Run for 12 year olds & under: Top Male & Female overall plus goodie bags to all finishers
On-line registration w/credit card available at
(A nominal service fee applies - closes at midnight, the Wednesday of race week)
  • 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 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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General Membership Meeting

General Membership meeting this evening (9/10) at 7:00pm.

There are two options to attend:

Option 1- In person at 701 Pony Road, Mohrsville (Mike Whalen's House). Meeting will be set up in Mike's "barn" where there will be space to social distance as necessary. Feel free bring a cold beverage to enjoy during the meeting, the club will provide pizza.

Option 2 -attend remotely via Zoom. Meeting link will be emailed by noon Thursday. Feel free to enjoy a cold beverage during the meeting but you will have to provide your own pizza 😜 

Nominations will be taken at this month's meeting for all open club positions. If you are unable to attend and would like to be considered for a position please contact

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!
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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.