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Shiver by the River 5k and 10k Winter Race Series

Pagoda Pacers Shiver by the River 2023-2024
Location: Jim Dietrich Park, Muhlenberg Twp, 
Reading, Pa.
Registration: opens at 8:30am
All races start at 10:00am

Race Directors: Sue Jackson
Georgine McCool
Tiffany Pantoja

This is a popular winter race series that draws approx. 400 runners per month because of its friendliness, great price, devotion to running in almost any type of weather, indoor registration, a wheel measured course and various snacks!!!
Both races start at same time and place; 10k runners do the loop twice.  ROAD OPEN TO TRAFFIC DURING RACE; 
Proceeds benefit Pagoda Pacer Scholarship Fund and health & fitness activities supported by the Pagoda Pacers
2023-2024 Application

On-line Registration
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2023-2024 Race Dates
  • December 10, 2023
  • January 14, 2024
  • February 11, 2024
  • March 10, 2024
This race series is held each December, January, February, and March at Jim Dietrich  park, in Muhlenberg Twp, near the intersection of Stoudt’s Ferry Bridge Rd and Tuckerton Rd.
AWARDS: Only to the male and female top 4 runners in each of the 5k and 10k.  However, awards are given for the overall series, based on a cross-country type of scoring (the person finishing 15th will be earn 15 points).  Lowest scores in each age group will receive the awards.   Both distances will be counted toward one set of awards.  To be eligible, a runner must complete a minimum of 3 races (best 3 finishes count). 
Series Awards will be presented at an awards ceremony, held after the March race.  
3 Overall Males/Females; Male/Female Master; Male/Female Clydesdale; Male/Female Master Clydesdale; plus age groups: 
14 & under; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75+; and Clydesdale 
Clydesdale: 2.2 lbs/vertical inch for women and 2.65 lbs/vertical inch for men. 
5k/10k ENTRY FEE:   Series registration with a sports towel, $65 through 11/18/23; afterwards $80
Series registration with no sports towel $60 through 11/18/23; afterwards $75 
Individual race with a sports towel $30; Individual race with no sports towel $25.  No pre-registration for individual races.    
                                 No refunds.  No mailing of awards.
This is not a Pretzel City Event; therefore, Pretzel City gift certificates will not be honored as payment
               Register online at 
RACE CANCELLATION: If, and only if, the weather is mega‑foul and predicted to get worse, the status of the race may be checked at and at the Pagoda Pacers Discussion Group Facebook page. Cancellation should also be listed on the scrolling bar on If there are non-weather related issues, causing us to cancel/postpone the race, we will use the above to relay that information, plus we will send an eblast to everyone who has provided an email on their registration

RACE ADDRESS: 4899 Stoudt's Ferry Bridge Rd.  Reading PA  19605

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Address: 4899 Stoudt’s Ferry Bridge Rd. Reading PA 19605
Runners from the north and northeast, follow RT 222S to Rt 61S to Tuckerton Rd(about _ m). Turn Right onto Tuckerton Rd.
Runners from the south, follow RT 222N to RT 12E to RT 61N, continue approximately 2.5m to Tuckerton Rd. Turn Left onto Tuckerton Rd.
Runners from the west, using the turnpike, exit at either 222N Reading, follow RT 222N to 12E to Rt 61N, continue approximately 2.5M to Tuckertown RD, turning Left onto Tukerton. Or exit at 176 Morgantown, follow RT 176N to 422W to 12E to RT 61N to Tuckerton Rd, turn Left.
Runners from Phila, follow RT 422W to 12E to RT 61N, continue approximately 2.5M to Tuckerton Rd, turn Left. Once on Tuckerton Rd, continue about 1.1M to Stoudt’s Ferry Bridge Rd. Turn Right. Park is a short distance on the Left.
Directions from the old start at Laurel Run Park – leave the park, turn right onto River Rd. At first stop sign, turn right onto Leisczs Bridge Rd. go about 0.2m and turn left onto Stoudts Ferry Bridge Rd, follow for about 1.8M to new park.

General Membership Meeting

The Monthly Membership meeting will be held on Thursday June 13th, 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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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.