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Kris Kringle 

 Welcome back to the race world KRIS KRINGLE! This year’s 5 Mile race will be held at the Berks County Agricultural Center on Sunday December 31, 2023 at 10:00 AM and we can’t wait to see you there.
The race changes direction every year giving runners a different perspective of the beautiful course. It is stroller and walker friendly. There are fast road sections, slow hill sections, gorgeous trail in the Blue Marsh Lake area and a section of the Union Canal trail next to a beautiful trout stream. Unfortunately dogs are not allowed on the Union Canal trail, so pets have to wait with your friends at the finish.

Berks County Agricultural Center
1238 County Wellfare Rd.
Leesport, PA US 19533

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The Pagoda Pacers Athletic Club is happy to invite you to the 37th annual Kris Kringle 5 Mile Run!
Looking to squeeze in one last fun event in over the Christmas break? This race is always a family favorite, with proceeds benefiting the Berks County Cross Country Coaches Association. So grab your friends & family and close out 2023 with us!
NEW THIS YEAR - please read this section carefully:
This race is now ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY. No mail in applications.
We are offering RACE ONLY registration this year. You will have the option to add a hoodie to your purchase when checking out for an additional cost of $18.
REPEATING this statement for clarity - Hoodies are NOT included with your race registration. You must select the option to add the hoodie to your race registration order during your check out process.
The option to purchase a hoodie is only available until 12/3/2023. If you want one, you must place your order prior to this date. You will not be able to purchase after this date and we will not have additional to sell at the race.  
For those of you who want the hoodie without all the work, you're in luck! You now have the option to place a hoodie only order.
** All hoodies must be picked up at the race prior to race start. There will be no holding or mailing option.
Course Info:
This year's course will run clockwise from the start and includes both road and easy trail sections through Blue Marsh and the Union Canal Trail. This race is stroller and walker friendly but dogs are prohibited on the course.
Price Info:
Registration: $25 per runner through 12/3/23 and then $30 per runner through 12/15/2023 at midnight. This is for just the race only. 
Hoodies: $18 (only available for purchase until 12/3)
Awards info:
Overall awards: Top 2 male and female (not eligible for age group awards)
Age group awards: Top 3 M/F in 5 year brackets  U14 | 15-19 | 20-24 | 25-29 | 30-34 | 35-39 | 40-44 | 45-49 | 50-54 | 55-59 | 60-64 | 65-69 | 70 and over
Top High School Teams in each division; Open Division (All male or mixed) or Female Division (Girls only). Each team member must currently be enrolled in that high school. XC scoring (15th place earns 15 points etc.). Lowest 3 person point total wins. Team members are also eligible for individual awards. 
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Kris Kringle Race 2021 Results 


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General Membership Meeting

The Monthly Membership meeting will be held on Thursday June 13th, 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

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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.