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Charlie Horse Half Marathon



Saturday, May 29, 2021 @ 9:00 am
 
Location: Sleepy Hollow Athletic Club
482 Westley Rd, Mohnton PA 19540

 
Race Day Information:  Please note that Registration and Parking is located at the FINISH.

Start/Finish: Sleepy Hollow

Join us Memorial Day Weekend for the Charlie Horse Trail Half-Marathon to benefit Berks Co. Special Olympics. The majority of this race will be run on the Horse-Shoe Trail in Brecknock Twp, PA. It is well aided with 3 strategically placed aid stations. In an effort to keep group sizing down we are asking all runners to not linger at the finish area. We will not be having a finisher award ceremony at this time.
Overall and Age group awards will be mailed. There will be no day of registration. Packet pickup will begin at 7:15 AM Saturday morning. Start will be at 9:00 AM in front of Sleepy Hollow Athletic Club
 
The Charlie Horse is not your typical race. It is part trail, part road, and part adventure. It has everything a masochist runner needs. The race will start in front of Sleepy Hollow Athletic Club on Westley Rd.  For the first ½ mile, the race will be on roads to spread out the field.  The course then gets onto the Horse-Shoe Trail and begins heading west.  The trail is mostly single track in this section. At approximately 4.5 miles in, the course will begin a  country road section for about 1.2 miles to do a bit of a lollipop to the Brecknock Twp Municipal Office building where the runners will get onto a spur trail that will lead them back to the Horse-Shoe Trail.  There runners will be directed to head east on the Horse-Shoe trail back toward Sleepy Hollow.  At Sleepy Hollow Runners will continue east on the Horse-Shoe trail and enter Charlie’s section of the trail for the last 5k of fun which will loop runners back to Sleepy Hollow for the finish.  What’s Charlie’s section? It’s a mystery to us too: lagoons; waterfalls; campers; hikers; teenagers, maybe some chores. The only certainty is rocks, mud, and fun. Hope to see you there.
 
Restriction: There is a CUT-OFF at Aid Station #3 (9 miles) of 3 hours. After which, the sweepers and aid station crew will have the final determination of who continues. We ask that runners under 16 years old contact the race director for approval prior to registering. Entries are limited to 500 for the Half Marathon. Availability of shirts for the half marathon cannot be guaranteed for registrations after May 1st, 2021.
 
Half Marathon Swag
The entry fee includes a T-SHIRT (Male and Female sizes), FINISHER AWARDS and SWAG, Some pre-packaged goodies in your finisher bag.
 
Notices
Due to Covid-19 restrictions most Sleepy Hollow amenities are not available. NO alcohol may be brought onto the premises.
 
Race Awards
5 Year Age Groups:
Overall Male 1st, 2nd, & 3rd; Overall Female 1st, 2nd, & 3rd; Overall Master (40+) 1st Male & 1st Female
Under 18 (1M, 1F); 18-24 (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 (1M, 1F); 70+ (1M, 1F)
 

DIRECTIONS:  Link to map.
FROM NORTH (READING, ALLENTOWN): Take Route 422 towards Reading. About 2 miles east of Reading, take I-176 South and travel 2.9 miles to exit 7 (Green Hills).  At the light, turn left onto Rt.10 south.  Travel 3.1 miles to Westley Road on the right.  Look for the Sleepy Hollow sign along route 10, or the Charlie Horse race sign at the intersection to turn.  Go 1.2 miles on Westley Rd. and look for Sleepy Hollow on the left.
 
FROM SOUTHEAST (PHILLY): Take the turnpike West (I-76) to the Morgantown exit (exit 298).  After toll, exit immediately (exit 1A) and head towards Beckersville (Rt. 10 N).  Follow Rt.10 about 6 miles. After passing Plowville Church on your right, you’ll go down a long hill. Westley Rd. will be on the left at the bottom of the hill.  Look for the Sleepy Hollow sign along Rt. 10, or the Charlie Horse race sign at the intersection to turn.  Take a hard left, go 1.2 miles and look for Sleepy Hollow on your left.
 
FROM LANCASTER RT. 222: Take US-222 North and exit at the Adamstown and Knauers interchange (Rt. 568).  Turn right at the stop sign and travel east on Rt. 568 (Alleghenyville Rd) towards Knauers and Green Hills for about 7.5 miles to Rt. 10.  (NOTE; at 3.0 miles, Rt. 568 bears left at the Y onto Kurtz Mill Rd.)  At the Rt. 10 stop sign, turn right, go south on Rt. 10 for about 1.3 miles, turn right on Westley Road. Once on Westley Road, follow about 1.2 miles to Sleepy Hollow on the left.

Social

 

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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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.