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Grings Mill Run


5k & 10k Races and 1/2 Mile Kids Run
Sunday, August 2, 2015 9:00 am
 
Grings Mill Run Application

Quality Tech shirts without the advertising!!!
 
LOCATION:  Grings Mill Park (across from Penn State Berks), Tulpehocken Rd, Reading, PA Regist./ 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. Finish on historic stone bridge over spillway. 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: $24 if postmarked by Mon, July 13, 2015. Afterwards, inc. race day, $29 while shirts last, $22 when gone. These are GREAT Quality Tech Shirts with no ads on the back. Finally a race shirt you’ll actually wear! But only a limited number are available on race day so get your apps in early! No refunds or mailed awards.
 
Kids Run:  $5 if postmarked by Mon, July 13th. Afterwards, inc. day of race $7. Race day reg. for kids run to be CLOSED once we have as many kid’s entries as we have grab bags so preregister if possible. Please Note: Kids participating in both the 5k & fun run must enter twice

General:
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.
 
Entertainment will be provided by one of the areas most popular bands "Rockman Blues Band" performing from 8:30 - 11:30AM.
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 70-89: 2M, 1F 90 & over: 1M
 
10K: Top 2 Male and Female Finishers plus: 18 & under: 3M, 3F 19-24: 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 & over: 3M, 3F
 
1/2M Kids Fun Race for 12 yr. olds & under: Top Male & Female overall plus goodie bags to all finishers.
 
On-line registration w/credit card available at www.pretzelcitysports.com
(A nominal service fee applies - closes at midnight, Wed. July 29th)
 
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 
  • 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, call Jeff Hills at (610) 223-7125 to confirm that the event is not being postponed.
  • Races will start promptly so please arrive early; we do reserve the right to delay start if lightning.
  • Computerized results on www.pagodapacers.com within 1-2 days after event
     
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Announcements 


University of Wisconsin Survey
The University of Wisconsin Madison Neuromuscular Biomechanics Lab is conducting a survey regarding the running behaviors of women who have had children and we are requesting your participation. 

They are conducting this survey to find out more information regarding how pregnancy and child birth may have changed your running habits.   If you are a female who has had at least 1 child you may be eligible to participate. 

The following link will take you to questions that will ask you about exercise and running history before, during and following pregnancy.  We ask that you only complete this survey once.
    
The survey is completely anonymous and takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. 
 


Kris Kringle 5 Mile Run 

1st and 2nd place runners:
Michelle Gallen 32:51
Jessica Cygan 33:42. 
Tim Getz 27:07 
Justin O'Brian 27:51

 

Complete list of results will be available on Monday 12/29 and in the Races & Results tab above.

Membership
New membership drive begins Oct. 1, please renew in a timely fashion.  You can renew online or there will be an application to mail in inside the newsletter.

Pacer Scholarship Deadline
February 28, 2015
Click here for more details!

Club Events


Monthly Business Meetings 
This month's meeting 
Thursday 3/12/15
General Membership Meeting
Blind Hartmans Tavern
2910 Pricetown Road
Temple, PA
~~~NEW LOCATION!~~~
 
Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month.
7:00 pm  All are welcome

 

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.
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