Pacer Long Run @ Middle Creek (March ’23)

This month’s group long run will take place at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area on Sunday, March 5th.

We will meet at the White Oak Picnic Area on Millstone RD (Millstone Trailhead)

The longer option is 13.6 miles with 2700ft of gain:

The shorter option is 10.3 miles with 1600ft of gain:

After the run, some of us will get lunch at:
Pour Man’s Brewing Co
284 S Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522

Let us know if you plan on joining us and coordinate car-pooling via the Facebook Event for this run!

See you Sunday!

Group Long Run at Gifford Pinchot State Park

The Long Run Committee decided that February would be a good time to a “destination run” at Gifford Pinchot State Park out in northern York County.

It’s a bit of a drive (about 75 miles from central Berks County), but we encourage you to reach out to other Pacers via the Facebook Event to arrange for carpooling so we can all save some gas money.

Date: Saturday, February 4th

Run Start Time: 9:30 a.m.

Trailhead: Quaker Race Day Use Area at Gifford Pinchot SP, off route 117 near the beach pavillion

The run will be a loop around the lake with some extra miles added on. Total mileage will be around 10 or 11, with an option to cut it down to 8.

Post-run refueling at Collusion Tap Works in York.

Hope to see you there!

Pacer Long Run for January ’23

This month’s group long run will take place on the Horse-Shoe Trail!

When: Saturday, January 14, 9:30 a.m.

Where: Charlie Crowell’s Residence (151 Alleghenyville Rd., Mohnton, PA)

Route: 15 mile “out-&-back” on the Horse-Shoe Trail, with options to run longer or shorter. (Just follow the yellow blazes until you want to turn around and head back the way you came.)

Post-Run: Stampede Barbecue

Runners of all paces are welcome–no one will be dropped.

Please RSVP on the Facebook event page if you plan on attending.

December ’22 Long Run

Pagoda Pacer long run for December is at Ridley Creek State Park. These runs are generally 10 miles, with options for cutting shorter.

Date and Time: Saturday, December 10, 2022 — 9:30 a.m.

Starting from the Main Office/Mansion parking lot:

After the run, some people will be stopping for lunch and the Winterfest Market at 2SP Brewing:
120 Concord Rd #101-103, Aston, PA 19014

Follow the FACEBOOK EVENT for updates.

Group Long Run at Wissahickon Valley Park

Sunday, November 6, 9:30 a.m.

Park at Salvatore Pachella Field, at the intersection of Henry Ave and Livezey Ln, Philadelphia.

The long run will be between 10 and 11 miles. 

There will be many options for doing a shorter loop. 

Trails are a mixture of smooth single track and some rocky technical sections.

More details–including a map of the route–will be posted on the Facebook event page for this run.

Post-run lunch TBD.

October Group Long Run

The Pacers will be hosting a group run at Trexler Nature Preserve on Saturday, October 8th, at 9:30 a.m.

The plan is to run the perimeter trail, which is about 9-10 miles.

There will also be a group doing a shorter route, and there are lots of options to add or subtract miles for those who want to do a little more or a little less.

When:  Saturday, October 8th, 9:30 a.m.

Where: Trexler Preserve Environmental Center Parking Lot, 4935 Orchard Rd, Schnecksville, PA 18078

Facebook Event:

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.

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