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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 Buck Hollow 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
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.


General Membership Meeting

The Monthly Membership meeting will be held on Thursday July 11th, 2024 
Mohnton Fire Company Social Quarters, 100 E Summit St., Mohnton, PA 19540.  The meeting is upstairs. Enter the front door and go up the stairs to your left. There is no need to ring the buzzer for entry.   Food and drink at 6:30 p.m. Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. All members welcome. Members are responsible for purchasing their own beverages.

Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month @7:00 pm.  All are welcome


Save the Date!
Wine and Cheese Party
Saturday September 7th, 6-9pm  
The Barn at Cacoosing

More details to follow,

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Community Involvement/Volunteering 

Click here to see what we have done to promote running and fitness in Berks County!
Click here for info about the club's trail maintenance program.



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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.