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Trail Maintenance


Unlike roads, the trails that many of us run on require constant maintenance to keep them passable and minimize the impacts of human traffic on the natural environment. There are endless opportunities to get involved with trail mainte- nance at our parks and recreation areas around Berks, whether at specific trail work days, or through routine clean- up activities.

 
Trail maintenance is a great way for kids to get required community service hours, for ultrarunners to log the volunteer hours needed to enter certain races, or just to get outdoors and feel good about doing your part as a steward of our natural playgrounds.
 
Trail areas we maintain:
 
Horseshoe Trail: 
The Pacers adopted a roughly 5-mile section of the Horseshoe Trail in Robeson and Union Townships from Overlook Road to Geigertown Road, and are required to keep vegetation trimmed back and downed trees cleared from the path. 
 
Blue Marsh Lake Border Trail: 
The Pacers adopted the section of Blue Marsh Lake’s multi-use trail between Old Church Rd (mile 14.2) and North Heidelberg Rd (mile 18.1), on the west side of the lake (the hilly side of what some call the “ski loop”).
 
For the Horseshoe Trail and Blue Marsh Trail, please report trail conditions, maintenance needed (trees down, overgrowth, etc.), or maintenance you completed to Mike Yoder. The Pacers are required to routinely report on our activities on this trail, so your feedback is greatly appreciated! Contact info for Mike Yoder: 610-406-3798 or ratrunner45@gmail.com
 
Nolde Forest:
Various Volunteer Trail Maintenance Days. Keep an eye on our Facebook Page along with DCNR's Website where you can do a Project Search for Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center and find what opportunities are coming up.

 

Social Events

Pacer Wine & Cheese Party
Saturday, 6/24 7:00pm - 10:00pm
The Pagoda

Click here for more info!
 


News
Road Runners Club of America Runner Friendly community!

City Of Reading, PA has once again been marked as a Road Runners Club of America Runner Friendly community! Along with 14 other cities and towns, all were designated for their community working together to promote running as healthy exercise for residents while ensuring runner safety. We are very proud to be part of a community that embraces physical activity and having running being a part of their active lifestyles and goals!
 


Business Meeting

This Thursday June 8th, our monthly meeting is at Blind Hartman's Tavern (2910 Pricetown Rd, Temple, PA 19560). Note,  Just come in the right-side doors instead of the left if you park in the rear lot. 

Food will be served @ 6:30 pm
Business Meeting starts @ 7 pm

Click here for map!

Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month.

7:00 pm  All are welcome


 



 

mapmyrun & Strava
Click on the icons above and join the Pagoda Pacers mapmyrun & Strava groups to share courses.


Link to RUseeN Reflective Pacer Apparel


 

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.