Shiver by the River: ’19-’20 Series Wrap-Up

The 30th Shiver by the River is complete. We had 636 individual runners, with 304 runners completing the series.   Results of each race, plus the series results, can be found on Awards which were not picked up at the banquet are at Fleet Feet (formerly A Running Start), 705 Penn Ave, West Reading.  Once our virus restrictions are lifted, stop by during normal business hours to pick up your trophy.

As always, THANK YOU to all the Pacers who participated either by running, volunteering, or both! We sincerely appreciate all of our volunteers, whether you helped us at one race or every race; especially those of you who were willing to do whatever was needed to make this series another success! I don’t want to mention specific names for fear of forgetting someone, but volunteers, you know who you are, and runners, you know who they are – you see so many of the same volunteers parking cars, at the water stop, at the same registration table, at the same intersection, or inside the farmhouse refilling snacks, bagels, and soup.  THANK YOU!!!!!!!  

The awards ceremony was again held at the Temple Fire Company, in Muhlenberg Township.  Fleet Feet of West Reading provided $25 Gift Certificates to our overall winners. THANK YOU to the following for the donation of door prizes:  

Yuriko Beaman & Spark Joy Yoga  – Yoga Mat, Free Yoga Lesson, Bottle of Gatorade

Fleet Feet – (30) $10 Gift Certificates

Ron Horn and Pretzel City Sports – (2) Gift Certificates plus a Hat from the Gifted Runner

Alecia Bradley – Items from Este Lauder and Clinque, plus Perfume and Flower Pots 

Karen Rule & Shillington Eye Associates – Gift Basket

Stephan Weiss & Uber Endurance Sports – Gift Basket

Ellie Alderfer – Cookies plus miscellaneous items

Brandon Beane and Origlio Beverage – (10) 12oz 12 packs of beer or hard seltzer; (16) 12oz 6 packs of beer; (2) 12oz cases of  beer, which were split into (8) 6 packs 

Mike Whalen – Basket of Food Items

Gary Stern – Artwork

Michael Reager and Run PA – Run PA shirts, hat, decals, magnets

Georgine McCool – Basket of misc Food Items, Coasters & Knife set

Road-ID – Gift Certificates

Pagoda Pacers – Gift Baskets 

Polly Corvaia, thank you for putting together various gift baskets and then contacting some of our local businesses to sponsor a basket. 

Laura Yoder, thank you for making arrangements with Run PA, who set up a tent outside of the farmhouse, which added to the race experience.  

THANK YOU to our sponsors:  

Kohl Pharmaceutical Research, LLC

Shillington Family Chiropractic Center

Fleet Feet – West Reading 

Please patronize both our door prize contributors and our sponsors.  Please contact Sue Jackson at if I missed any door prize donors.   

If anyone has any comments, concerns, or questions concerning the series, please feel to contact one of the race directors. We do value your input, and we do read the surveys, making modifications when possible.   

Once again, thanks for all of the Pacer support, both runners and volunteers!!!!!!!!!   We hope to see all of you next year.

Sue, Kelsey, Georgine & Tiffany  

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