Save the Date! (August 2022)

Saturday, August 6: YOGA! Meet at the Fawn Hill Hop Yard at 9:30 a.m. Groove and flow with Pacer/instructor, Yuriko Beaman. Seasoned yogis and yoga-virgins (and everyone in between) are welcomed. After yoga, if someone tries to get you to leave, be sure to reply, “Namaste,” because there will be refreshments. Bring a mat or a towel and some water.

Sunday, August 7: Gring’s Mill! Run or volunteer. More info at

Thursday, August 11: Membership Meeting. Mohnton Fire Company Social Quarters. The meeting is upstairs. Enter the front door and the stairs are on your left. 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.

Sunday, August 14: Green Lane Long Run. Meet at 9:30 a.m. for a group long run at Green Lane Reservoir (Red Trail Parking Lot on Knight Ave.)

Wednesday Night Runs (August ’22 locations)

Our mid-week group runs have at least two different distance options (3-4 miles and 5-6 miles) with an appointed leader for each route. Each run will have its own Facebook “event,” and the routes will be posted a couple days before the run. After each run, a club member will host an informal get-together, with food, drink, and good conversation. Come for the run; stay (if you can) for the fellowship; bring your favorite post-run snack or beverage. (If you don’t have time to stick around or prepare food, no worries–just come run with us!)

–August 3: Run and post-run at Steve and Jane’s residence (515 Brownsville Rd, Sinking Spring — across from Ganly’s).  Blue Marsh trails!

–August 10: Blue Marsh Redux! Run from Stilling Basin (lot by Palisades Drive). Post-run gathering at Lisa Domeshek and Jerry Ashway’s (Sweitzer Rd).  

–August 17: Run from the Hamburg Reservoir (more trails!!!). Post-run gathering at Copperz Brewing.

–August 24: Run and post-run at the Drago residence (1450 Schoffers Rd, Birdsboro)

–August 31: Run and post-run at Karla Reppert’s residence (4 N Arthur Dr, Sinking Spring) 

All runs start at 6:15 p.m.

Spike Week @ Fleet Feet Coming Up!

Spike Week

August 17-21, 2022

Cross Country Season is right around the corner!  Shop and save with us 8/17-8/21 and get all the gear you need for a successful season.

15% off spikes and footwear

25% off massage products

20% off apparel and bras

35% off stickered apparel and bras

Buy 3 get 1 free socks

Free gift with purchase!

*Must be a middle school, high school, or college cross country athlete to qualify for savings*

We have appointments available to be fitted for shoes or spikes during Spike Weekend. Due to our limited space, appointments will make your visit easier and more efficient! 

Minutes from the General Meeting (July 2022)

General Meeting Minutes

Date: July 14, 2022

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Rustic Park, Birdsboro

Treasury Report – Shaun Luther – The account balance is 180% of target. There is money coming in from Run for the Ages, and outgoing is money paid for the scholarships, and then one more bill for Charlie Horses. Expenses are starting for Blues Cruise.


  • Run for the Ages 10K Trail Run (completed for 2022) – Donna Hey – Of 181 registered, there were 161 finishers. Profit of over $2500. Donations were $177. Donna is requesting a donation of $2000 to Nolde Forest from the profit and donations. A motion was made to give $2000 to Nolde, it was seconded, and passed. This year’s event was covered by Channel 69 New – no one is quite sure how they found out about it, but there was a lot of premarket notifications, according to Donna. For 2023, Donna is looking at the last Sunday of June again.
  • Grings Mill 5K and 10K (Sunday, August 7, 2022) – Jason Karpinski – registrations are coming in. The last minute planning is ongoing.
  • Blues Cruise 50K (Sunday, October 1, 2022) – Dan Govern – At 139 entries, registration is not as high as it has been in the past. This is a trend that he is noting among other long-distance runs. Medals are ordered. Swag is simple this year – a quarter zip jacket. He has a lot of items left over from last year. The donations to Blue Marsh that he has in escrow will be used to fix a portion of the Ski Loop, to be completed by September, hopefully. UberEndurenceSports is going to pick up a portion of the cost of this, as well.

Committee Reports

Social Committee:

  • Report from the Pacer pool party – about 30 people participated, and was great event
  • Yoga event – August 6, 2022, has Facebook page, “Pacer Outdoor Yoga.” The yoga should be doable for all levels. 
  • Wine and cheese social – Not scheduled, so far. Michelle is trying to organize something.

Community Service

  • Race mates –Dale Weiss – upcoming events, Jingle in July, (July 30) at Grings Mill; the Pacer Grings Mill run (August 7); and Bradley Mayer Memorial 5K (August 13) at the Quarry Soccer Field. The chariot pushers try to go on a 9 ½ minute pace. IM Able is doing a duathalon, and would like to partner runners up with the adaptive bicyclists. (That is, the volunteer runner would run, then tag out to the cyclist, then go back in for the run.) Please see their web site for more details.

New business

  • Holiday morning runs that are usually held at Nolde Forest – there was a request to switch these to a few different, alternate locations. No opposition to this, so look for some locations besides Nolde for these running events. 
  • Shaun Luther suggested a ‘weekend’ (held on a Saturday or Sunday) longer distance run committee that would plan a long and short run for an occasional 2-hour-ish run. Shaun is willing to form a 4 or 5 member committee. More to follow.
  • From Liz Glass. BAMBA has put a memorial bench for Jeff George in the Phase 3 loop of Blue Marsh —it will soon have a plaque. There will be a memorial ride and scholarship fund on Saturday, November 20, the anniversary of Jeff’s passing.

Race Results (July 2022)

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Hershey Love Inc of Greater Hershey 5k

Dianne Showers32:353rd F 60-69
Joanne Patti33:25

Ephrata Firecracker 5 miler

Dee Koutsourais31:281st Female Overall
Jess Gockley48:27
Heidi Moebius51:192nd F 70+

Port Carbon Firecracker 5k

Bruce Cronrath40:44

Quadzilla 15k Trail Run

Justin Langston1:28:47

July Third Thirsty Thursday

Samuel Dever18:591ST M19-29
James Blandford19:301ST M50-59
Brock Kline19:341ST M40-49
Karin Tursack21:041ST F40-49
Steven Holgate27:273RD M CLYDE
Andrea Adam27:33
Blair Hogg27:434TH M60-67
Jason Glass28:214TH M CLYDE
Sorita Averill28:411ST F60-67
Mark Mazurkiewicz30:14
Julia Hager32:153RD F50-59
Larry Drogo34:043RD M68-74
Joanne Patti35:132ND F60-67
Barbara Raifsnider36:553RD F60-67
Diane Gilbert40:40
Rick Showers41:58
Dianne Showers43:08
Bruce Cronrath43:263RD M75+
Michael Oetting45:00
Judy Anttonen47:341ST F75+

Lebanon Area Fair 5k

Joanne Patti34:421st F 60-69
Rick Showers39:11
Judy Anttonen45:011st F 80 Plus

Lancaster FMTC Night of Miles

Sam Dever05:11
Heide Moebius09:40

Weekend Long Runs Are Back!

by Shaun Luther

The Long Run Committee is resurrecting the club weekend long run.  Initially we will be doing them every other month throughout the year.  For a change of scenery, we typically will be selecting locations a bit outside of Berks County that many people may not be familiar with.

We will plan on having 2 routes available to try to accommodate all paces.  

The first one will be Sunday, Aug 14th, at 9:30 a.m. at Green Lane Reservoir.  We will meet at the Green Lane Red Trail Parking lot off Knight RD (google maps location  The longer route will go around the lake (10-12 miles), and a shorter route (6-8 miles) will stay on the north side of the reservoir.  All paces are welcome.

Green Lane Reservoir

Who’s on this committee?

Committee members include…

Brandon Beane, Matt Brophy, Liz Glass, Jason Karpinski, Shaun Luther, Steve Maguire, Karen Rule, Steve Vida

Interested in joining? Email or just show up at the run on August 14th.

This is the end of the August 2022 newsletter. You can read older posts by continuing to scroll down.

Save the Date and Get Outdoors!

The summer is heating up, and here are some fun ways to get outside and enjoy the warm weather:

  • Outdoor Membership Meeting and “Prediction Run”: July’s monthly membership meeting will be held on Thursday, July 14th, at Birdsboro’s Rustic Park (1314 Haycreek Rd., Birdsboro, PA 19508). We will be set up at Pavilion #4. The club will provide pizzas and soda. Show up early (6:00 p.m.) to participate in a special “prediction run” organized by Swamp and Mike Gallen. Food and drink at 6:30pm. Meeting starts at 7:00pm. All members are welcomed.
Rustic Park in Birdsboro
  • Outdoor Yoga with Yuriko: Get your vinyasa on as you groove and flow with Yuriko on Saturday, August 6th, at Fawn Hill Hop Yard (141 Wilma Ave, Reading). Practice begins at 9:30 a.m. — all levels welcome, including “yoga virgins.” More info at
Yoga with Yuriko
  • Gring’s Mill Run: The classic 5k and 10k races will take place on Sunday, August 7th, at the Berks County Heritage Center. Races begin at 9:00 a.m., as runners take off along the scenic crushed-stone trail with views of the picturesque Tulpehocken Creek. Interested in volunteering? Contact race director Jason Karpinski at Interested in racing? Register now by clicking the button below:

Stay up-to-date with all Pagoda Pacer events by bookmarking our ONLINE CALENDAR and/or checking our Facebook Events Page.

Race Results (June 2022)

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The Big Run 5k

Curtis Musser24:23
Fred Foose27:312nd M 60-69
Tom Chobot28:013rd M 60-69
Sorita Averill28:431st F 60+
Diane Gilbert40:09
Bruce Cronrath40:282nd M 70+
Gwen Chobot43:48
Rose Hagy44:201st F 70+

Dirty Pony 5k

Jackie Snyder36:472nd F 60-69
Katie Frederick37:032nd F 40-49
Michelle Henry47:49
Lisa Domeshek47:51
Diane Gilbert52:433rd F 60-69

Charlie Horse Half

Dale Wiest1:58:51
Andy Styer2:07:37
Aaron Kreider2:44:43
Tania Salaneck2:56:09
Barbara Raifsnider3:29:58

Dream for Life 5k

Bruce Cronrath38:512nd M 70+

Memorial Day Mile

Jim Blandford5:031st M 50-59

Laurel Highlands 70.5 mi

Andy Styer17:52:12

Laurel Highlands 50k

Michael Whalen6:53:37

Laurel Highlands 70-mile Relay

The Rattlesnakes
(Matt Brophy, Steve Vida,
Justin Good, Garry Rarer,
and Marcus Regan)

Jim Doyle Memorial Celtic Course 5k

Rick Showers35:552nd M 70+

World’s End 100k

Jason Karpinski17:31:51
Tod Slabik18:11:23
Michael Reinhart18:40:42
Brooke Schell18:41:13
Andy Styer18:55:28

World’s End 50k

Jess Gockley7:30:032nd F 40-49

Creative Health Mile

Bruce Cronrath11:392nd M 70+
Ruth Hagy13:011st F70+

Dumb Dutchman Half a Half

Don Mengel52:032nd M 60-67
Andrea Adam59:291st F 40-49
Joanne Patti1:13:382nd F 60-67
Paul Makurath1:17:05
Diane Gilbert1:28:42
Bruce Cronrath1:31:35
Rose Hagy1:39:451st F 75+
Helene Horn2:03:02

Dumb Dutchman Half

Karin Tursack1:42:472nd Female
Fred Foose2:08:22
Blair Hogg2:09:50
Brock Kline2:15:21
Barbara Raifsnider2:37:073rd F 60-67
Scott Schell2:45:06
Amy Bird3:15:42
Michael Oetting3:43:092nd M Clyde

Third Thirsty Thursday

Brock Kline19:061st M 40-49
Jim Blandford19:321st M 50-59
Karin Tursack20:511st F 40-49
Tod Slabik21:332nd M 50-59
Don Mengel23:391st M 60-67
Blair Hogg27:493rd M 60-67
Lisa Domeshek28:23
Jason Glass28:413rd M Clyde
Sandie Kincaid28:57
Julia Hager30:41
Barbara Raifsnider32:382nd F 60-67
Joanne Patti32:573rd F 60-67
Larry Drogo33:444th M 68-74
Diane Gilbert36:26
Bruce Cronrath39:43
Michael Oetting44:12
Darlene Benoit44:22
Helene Horn55:12

Coventry Woods Trail Fest 10k

Jackie Snyder1:05:021st F 60-69
Diane Gilbert1:42:492nd F 60-69


Jonathan Foley39:501st M 30-39
Kent Prizer43:521st M 70+

CWTF 3hr

Kelly Ammon3 laps, 2:46:221st F Overall
Barbara Raifsnider1 lap, 1:35:022nd F 60-69
Jim Demsko1 lap, 1:38:36

CWTF 6hr

Karin Tursack5 laps, 5:12:481st Overall
Fred Foose4 laps, 5:46:292nd M 60-69
Ruth Machamer3 laps, 3:25:262nd F 40-49
Melissa Lin3 laps, 4:36:173rd F 50-59
John Andescavage3 laps, 4:36:171st M 70-99

Run for the Ages 10k

Kristen Jacoby1:02:504th Overall
Jackie Snyder1:07:122nd F 60-64
Steve Vida56:142nd M 50-54
Fred Foose1:07:44
Karla Reppert1:07:40
Eric Weaver1:06:50
Joanne Patti1:27:00
Julia Hager1:20:18
Sue Jackson1:31:43
Aaron Kreider1:13:23
Barbara Raifsnider1:36:09
Bruce Cronrath1:42:561ST M75+
Michelle Henry1:26:58
Michelle Foley1:28:35
Diane Gilbert1:42:29

In the Park Ice Cream 5k

Barbara Raifsnider34:333rd F 60-69
Diane Gilbert36:41
Bruce Cronrath43:15