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Grings Mill Run

5k & 10k Races and 1/2 Mile Kids Run
Sunday, August 7, 2016 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!  RRCA State 10K Championship Race.
ENTRY:  5k/10k: $24 if postmarked by Mon, July 18, 2016. 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.
2016 Grings Mill T-Shirt

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

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
(A nominal service fee applies - closes at midnight, Wed. July 29th)
  • 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 within 1-2 days after event



Club Events


Annual Bonfire at Mike Yoders
Saturday, Nov 12 @ 6-10pm
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Pacer Christmas Party
Friday Dec 2 @ 6-11pm
Grill Fire Co. Social Quarters
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Reading Royals Hockey Game
Saturday Dec 10 @ 7pm
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The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation was presented with a $2,000 donation from the Pagoda Pacers Athletic Club. Thanks to all the runners who participated in the Run For The Ages Trail Race held annually in Nolde Forest

Business Meeting

Thursday 11/10/16 @ 7pm
**Elections to Be Held**
Blind Hartman's Tavern
2910 Pricetown Rd, Temple
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Meetings are 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.