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

Pagoda Pacers Shiver by the River February race is going to be a REAL LIVE race.
Date: 2/14/21
Location: Jim Dietrich Park, Muhlenberg Twp, 
Reading, Pa.
Bib Pick Up: opens at 8:30, no race day registration

Race Directors: Sue Jackson
Georgine McCool
Tiffany Pantoja
2020-2021 Application

On-line Registration ONLY
Registration Race One

Registration Race Two

Registration Race Three

Registration Race Four
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2020-2021 Race Dates
  • January 10, 2021
  • February 14, 2021
  • March 14, 2021
  • April 11, 2021
5K will start at 10:00 A.M. and the 10K will start at 10:10 A.M. Registration opens at 8:30 A.M.
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.
Due to the COVID virus we are implementing some changes in an effort to keep everyone safe.  Please read all information below!!!  We ask all runners to wear a mask when approaching registration.  Due to mandated limits placed on group gatherings, we request that spectators refrain from attending; with the exception of a legal guardian for minors.  To further alleviate crowds, the 5K and 10K will start at different times.  You must run the race distance you registered for, (there is no changing mind mid-course as in past years.)
5K will begin at 10:00 / 10K will begin at 10:10. Registration opens at 8:30AM
This will not be run as a series.  It will be 4 individual races.  Everyone gets a finisher award!! ROAD OPEN TO TRAFFIC DURING RACE; we control traffic as best we can but can’t “close” the road.  Most of race faces traffic but pay attention while running.

AWARDS: 1st Overall Male & Female in each of the 5k and 10k. 
PARTICIPANT LIMIT: The number of participants will be limited based on state, CDC and RRCA regulations, regarding outdoor events. Currently the field is limited to the first 200 runners each month (Combined total for both races). Please register early to reserve a spot.
5k/10k ENTRY FEE:   Shirts will not be available for sale at the race - 
        Fee without Shirt: $15 per race if registered 2 weeks prior to race, after that $18
        Fee with Shirt:       $25 per race, includes guaranteed T-Shirt  if registered by 2 weeks prior to race.
                                Afterwards $30 shirts available while supplies last.
REGISTRATION: Online Registration ONLY, pre-registration only; no race day registration.; no mail-in registration.
               Register online at (Nominal serv. Fee applies, closes midnight, the Wed. before race day  
WHAT YOU GET:  Each runner will receive a unique finishers award and individually wrapped snacks plus a Covid related shirt, if registered for one.  The same shirt design will be used for all races. Shirts will be Long Sleeve Cotton/Polyester.

DAY OF RACE/ BIB PICK UP: Opens at 8:30 -  Weather permitting, registration will be outside; if we are inside, we may need to limit the number entering the farmhouse and we ask runners to get their bib, shirt if registered for one and exit the farmhouse.  Only runners and one legal guardian, for minors, will be allowed in the farmhouse.
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 drastic Covid changes, causing us to cancel/postpone the race, the above will be used to relay that information. 

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

Link to Map
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.


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