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



Race Directors: Sue Jackson
Katie Exas, Beth Witkowski
 
2014-2015 Application
 
2013-2014 Online Registration
Please Note: Online registration is for the entire series. If you are not planning to run every race in the series, please sign up on the day of the race
 
Click Here for Results

2013-2014 Race Dates:
  • December 14, 2014
  • January 11, 2015
  • February 8, 2015
  • March 8, 2015
 
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.
 
The Pagoda Pacer’s Athletic Club presents a low key, no frills winter race series that still draws approx. 400 runners per month because of its friendliness, great price, devotion to running in almost any type of weather and dedication to the premise that every post-race spread should include M&Ms.
 
Not to mention the other goodies like, indoor registration, mile markers, time splits at most miles, a wheel measured course, instant results and a wonderful post race buffet of such things as hot soup and bagels. Race series shirts for sale day of race (while they last).  See what conditions “other nuts like you” will show up to race “in”.
 
Both 5k and 10k races start at same time and place; 10k runners do the loop twice.  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:
Awards go to the male and female winners and 1st & 2nd runner-ups of each 5k and 10k. However, awards are given for the overall series, based on a cross-country type of scoring (the person finishing 15th will be earn 15 points). Lowest scores in each age group will receive the awards.
 
BOTH RACES WILL BE COUNTED TOWARD ONE SET OF AWARDS. TO BE ELIGIBLE, A RUNNER
 
MUST COMPLETE A MINIMUM OF 3 RACES. (best 3 finishes count). Vary the distances you run from race to race or do all the races at the same distance. Running when the weather is so bad that all others stay home increases your chance of a good finish position!!
 
AWARDS TO: 3 OVERALL MALES/FEMALES; MALE/FEMALE MASTER; MALE/FEMALE CLYDESDALE;  MALE/FEMALE MASTER CLYDESDALE plus:
 
15 & under: 4M,3F    16-19: 4M,3F    20-24: 3M,3F    25-29: 3M,3F    30-34:4M,3F    35-39: 4M,3F    40-44:5M,3F   45-49 5M, 3F    50-54: 3M,3F    55-59:  3M,3F    60-69: 3F    60-64: 3M    65-69: 3M   70+: 1M, 1F   Clydesdale: 3F,4M
Note:  number of age group winners may change based on entrants.
 
Clydesdale … 2.2 lbs/vertical inch for women and 2.65 lbs/vertical inch for men. That means a 5’2″ girl would be a Clydesdale at 136 lbs. and a 6′ male would be a Clydesdale at 191 lbs. You must enter as a Clydesdale at registration; otherwise your award category will be based on your age & sex.

ENTRY:
$45 for series if postmarked by Nov. 18, 2014; afterwards, $60 for series —$25 per race on race day.  $20 on race day, no shirt.
No pre-registration for individual races. No refunds. No mailing of awards.
 
RACE CANCELLATION:
If, and only if, the weather is mega-foul and predicted to get worse, the status of the race may be checked on our website and our Facebook page.

DIRECTIONS:
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.

Announcements 


Blues Cruise
The weekend, Oct. 4th and 5th is our Blues Cruise weekend.  We need 10 people on Saturday, those who know the trail well, who can help mark different sections of the course.
 
Sunday we will need volunteers at the aid stations, pre and post registraion. starting at 6:30 am, finish line, and someone to hand out finisher awards, individual awards.  Please contact either Mike Yoder , 610 406 3798, or Stephan Weiss if you can help.

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.

Fall Clean Ups
Thank you to those of you who helped to clean up at Nolde on the 7th and the 20th and those who helped at Blue Marsh on the 27th
 

Club Events


Monthly Business Meetings Thursday, October 9th, 7:00 pm - JR’s Pizza, Flying Hills 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.