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Deena Andrus Memorial: Run For the Ages 10k Trail Chase

Saturday, June 27, 2015 – 8:30 am
Race director: Ted Andrus
Run For The Ages Race Application 2015
Race Day Registration is Available!
Race day entries will be accepted for this year's Run For The Ages. Runners are still advised to pre-enter to ensure your fully stocked goodie bag, but if you show up, you will be able to run.
Course Map and Elevation Chart 
Head Start Table
This race is held annually in BEAUTIFUL NOLDE FOREST – READING, PA (A portion of the proceeds go to the Friends of Nolde Forest, a non-profit group helping to maintain Nolde Forest)
“where anybody might win the race!”
The course now includes a Nolde Forest favorite, Middle Road, and an off trail scramble at the end replacing the paved road climb. Huge post race raffle will include a pair of Southwest Airline tickets!
Come out for the only trail race with an age graded start (that we know of) on the east coast. Top age group performers have a legitimate shot at the overall title. Even if you aren’t out to win, the race is run on challenging yet very runnable trails in beautiful Nolde Forest, has great schwag and virtually no bottle necks. Challenge your families and coworkers to come out and compete on a “level” playing field… Hey ringers: Here’s a chance to show off a little by passing the whole pack!
What’s an age graded start? Those who have more than a few of grey hairs or have yet to hit puberty will get a head start based on age and gender. Typically the oldest female wave starts first. Then the next wave will start, based on 5 year age groups, working back toward the younger (faster?) folks. Wave starts will bounce back and forth between sexes, as the handicap derived from the World Masters Association dictates. The actual handicap for each division is posted at and will be declared final for 2012 a month prior to start. That means you start with your age group (call them your competition if you like). Your handicap division may or may not start with another handicap division. For example, it’s possible that 60-64 year old men might start at the same time as 50-54 year old women. Or maybe not.
How are the start waves determined? Wave start differentials are determined from a combination of age grading corrections from the World Masters Association, as well as comparing results from many local races of similar distance. The goal is to have the top finishers from as many waves as possible finish at almost the exact same time!

Directions:  Link to map
6 miles south of Reading, on PA Rt. 625 (New Holland Rd). 2 miles south of PA 724 and 3 miles North of PA 568. Address: Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center 2910 New Holland Rd Reading, PA 19607


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Friday 11/20 @ 6:45 pm
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Friday 12/4 @  6-11pm
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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.