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Grings Mill Run

5k & 10k Races and 1/2 Mile Kids Run
2024 - Sunday August 4th! 

Click HERE for online Registration

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The race will still be run on the scenic Grings Mill canal path, The start/finish location will be at the Berks County Heritage
Center, located at 1102 Red Bridge
Road, which is accessed off of Route 183
near the interchange with Route 222 (near
Penn State/St Joseph’s Hospital). There will still include both a 5K and 10K. There
is also a kids run for those bringing the
whole family to the event.
RACE DETAILS:   Berks County Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Road Reading, PA 19605.  Bib pickup opens at 7:30 AM.  5k/10k starts at 9:00 AM., Kids Run approximately 10:15 AM.   Chip timed, clock at finish, goody bag with swag item and pre-packaged snacks. Tech shirt option.  Finish next to historic red covered bridge. 
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 and how fit you are!
ENTRY: 5k/10k $30 with shirt thru 7/21/2024.  Afterwards, including race day $35 while shirts last, $30 when they are gone. Race Day Registration WILL BE AVAILABLE
KIDS RUN: $0 thru 8/2/2024 (no shirt).  Please Note: Kids participating in either the 5k or 10k & kids run must enter separately for each race.

QUESTIONS? Contact Race Directors: Jason Karpinski 484-256-9989 or email

On-line registration w/credit card will be available Click HERE for online Registration (A nominal service fee applies - closes at midnight, the Wednesday of race week)
  • 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, please check the Pagoda Pacer website, Facebook page and your email.
  • 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
DIRECTIONS: From Philadelphia & South/East: Rt. 422 w to Reading, Follow signs for 222N (Allentown) exit at Rt. 183. Turn right towards airport (183 S) continue through traffic light. Turn at the next right onto Red Bridge Rd.
From Allentown & North: Rt. 22/78 W towards Harrisburg to Strausstown exit (Rt 183). Follow 183 S past Blue Marsh Lake. Continue straight through the Rt. 222 intersection and turn right at the auto repair shop onto Red Bridge Rd. 
From Lancaster/York: Rt. 222N (Reading/Allentown). Follow Rt. 222 N-Allentown. Exit at Rt. 183 S. Turn right towards Reading Airport. Continue through traffic light. Turn at the next right onto Red Bridge Rd. 
From PA Turnpike – East or West: Take Morgantown Exit (exit 298) to Rt. I-176 N. Follow Rt. 422 W. to 222 N (Allentown). Exit at Rt. 183. Turn right towards Reading Airport – Route 183 S, continue through traffic light. Turn at the next right, onto Red Bridge Road. 

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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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.