Due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 virus, we have sadly come to the decision to cancel both the Charlie Horse Trail Half Marathon and the Dirty Pony 5K. We have been monitoring this situation closely for a few weeks and have been holding off making this decision, hoping that a way forward would become clearer. However, we do not want to spend a lot of money in preparation for the race and then not be able to refund entry fees if we have to cancel at the last minute.
The Pagoda Pacers Athletic Club uses this race as a fundraiser for the Berks County Special Olympics, and despite not having the race this year, we would still like to make some sort of a donation. We have appealed to the runners who pre-registered to consider donating their entry fees to this fine group, assuring them we will pass along 100% to that organization.
We would also like to appeal to the membership at large to consider making such a donation to compensate for the loss of this fundraising event. Click HERE for more information about donating to Special Olympics programs across Pennsylvania, including here in Berks County.
Shaun Luther and Libby Crockart, Charlie Horse Race Directors