The 33rd Shiver by the River is complete. We had 431 individual runners, with 185 runners completing the series. In looking at all of the months, our fastest runners for the series were Jonathan Thrush (15:57 5k at the January race); Bryanna Urban (18:24 5k at the March race); Brendan Shearn (32:52 10k at the December race); and Mikaela Smith (40:47 10k at the February race). We thank every runner and volunteer who joined us!
In March we had 229 5K runners and 60 10K runners. Congratulations to the top M/F 5K runners Daryl Weaver (17:21) and Bryanna Urban (18:24); and the top 10K M/F runners Mihai Sanchez (35:37) and Dixie Bonner (43:58).
Results of each race, plus the series results, can be found on pagodapacers.com. Awards that were not picked up at the banquet are at Fleet Feet (705 Penn Ave, West Reading), and can be picked up any time during normal business hours, until mid-April.
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; whether you have helped us for years, or this was the first time you volunteered for Shiver. Everyone was so 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 supplying soup and pretzels. THANK YOU!!!!!!!
Thank you to Andrea Thrush who created and hid small rocks along the course, each with a Shiver by the River design.
The awards ceremony was again held at the Temple Fire Company, in Muhlenberg Township. THANK YOU to the following for the donation of door prizes:
Ron Horn & Pretzel City Sports
Donna Hey (Run for the Ages race)
Joy & Space (Yuriko Beaman)
Giant Food Markets (Mihai Sanchez)
RUSeen (Amy Bird)
Red Barn Bakes (Chantel Paulino)
THANK YOU to our sponsor:
Please contact Sue Jackson at email@example.com if any door prize donors were missed.
If anyone has any comments, concerns, or questions concerning the series, please feel free 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, Georgine & Tiffany