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Oley Valley Country Classic (Virtual)





2020 Application

The Pagoda Pacers are hosting The Oley Virtual Country Classic: Due to our current
communal restrictions we will not be gathering in person for this years 26th
annual 10 Miler and 5K run. We do want you to run the course on your own
though to keep the legacy alive! Select the 5K or 10 Mile course from the links on
the application below. You can download the course to your smart phone or Garmin
or print the turn by turn directions to follow the course. You will have more
than 30 days to run the course, submit your results and we will post and rank you
against the field. The course is great this time of year so enjoy running it when the
Fall foliage is at its finest! All skill levels can run either course on the rolling hills
through Oley Farm Country. Runners of all levels are encouraged to participate.

Race Director: Len Burton, Barry Goodhart
 
THE WHERE and WHEN:
When: Anytime between now and Sunday
November 30th 2020
Where: Start finish Line the intersection of Mud
Run Road and Bertolet Mill Road Oley PA 19547
Be a safe runner, wear a safety vest and head lamp
if running at dusk/dawn and be aware of traffic.
 
Share your Race update: Post your race pics and course time on our Facebook Page: Oley Valley Country Classic 10 Mile and 5K Run
 
WHAT YOU PAY AND WHAT YOU GET: FREE FREE FREE—well sort
of...to run the course and send me your course time so you can brag to
your fellow runners that you were faster than them; that will be free.
Donations: We will accept donations for the Pagoda Pacer Scholarship
Fund that benefits high school cross country athletes
SHIRTS!!!! Yes—We will be making a shirt! For $15 you can remember
this event forever! Add $5 if you want it shipped to you! All Shirt orders
must be in by midnight November 15th 2020. We will gather all shirt
orders then print them and organize a contactless pick up or coordinate
shipping.
 
HOW TO RUN THE COURSE AND SUBMIT YOUR RESULTS:
-Scan the QR code below or follow the web link(s) DETAILS ON BACK
-to view the course
-download a GPX or KML file to your running device or smart phone
-Print the turn by turn directions below and carry them while you run
Email your running results or share your race results file with me:
oleyvalleycountryclassic@gmail.com
 
COURSE RECORDS: 10M: M– Zachary Barker 52:08 (2018) F-Lisa Galvin 59:42(2000)
5K: M-Wesley Bonilla 15:34 (2008) F-Maria Winters19:11 (2011)
COURSE: Flat, and fast with some rolling country roads
through beautiful Oley farm land. Starts and finishes at mud
run Road and Bertolet Mill Rd. See www.pagodapacer.com
for course map.
 
AWARDS: Bragging rights with your friends!
Unfortunately we wont be giving out physical awards this year. Be proud of your
accomplishment and run the best race you can and post it on your fridge or tell your
Mom how fast you ran!! Awards will be back next year when we can all be in person
and celebrate the run. Thanks for your understanding

 

DIRECTIONS: Link to Map.  From Reading & points west/south: Take Rt. 222 N Bypass to Rt. 12 East. Stay on Rt. 12; the 4 lane shortly turns into a 2 lane highway (Pricetown Road). About 6 miles later, turn right onto Rt. 73 East at the traffic light. Go about 5 miles; going past Oley. Take a left onto Bertolet Mill Rd. (look for race signs) to field.
From Allentown: Take Rt. 222 S to Rt. 662 (Moselem Springs). Go left onto Rt. 662 and stay on Rt. 662 (thru Fleetwood and Pricetown) until it reaches Rt. 73, just before Oley. Take left onto Rt. 73 E and stay it for approx 2.5M past Oley. Left onto Bertolet Mill Rd. (at “race” signs) to field.
From Philadelphia422 West until Rt. 100 North at Pottstown. Rt. 100 North to Gilbertsville exit (Rt. 73). Exit; go left onto Rt. 73 West, thru Boyertown. Go approx 8 miles past Boyertown on Rt. 73 to only stop light at Pleasantville. Approx 1.4 miles past that light, go right on Bertolet Mill Rd (look for race signs). 1/2 mile to field.

Social

Annual Pacer Wine and Cheese Party
 
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED!
 
Reading Pagoda on Mt. Penn

 

General Membership Meeting

October 8, 2020 at 7 pm – 9 pm
 
Zoom Meeting held via Zoom to conduct club business, open to all members. Invitation will be sent via e-mail.

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


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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.