Wednesday Night Runs (December ’21 locations)

‘Tis the season to run at night and check out the lights!

Post-run feast

Here’s where we’ll be this December:

December 1–Exeter High School — Post-run gathering at Liberty Tap Room

December 8–Wyomissing High School ***Bring a new runner out!!!! Post-run gathering at Sly Fox.

December 15–Hampden Park, Reading (next to RHS)—Christmas on the Mountain Lights!!!! Post-run gathering at the Pike Cafe.

December 22—The Home Depot, Wyomissing — Gring’s Mill Christmas Lights!!! Post-run gathering at Tino’s.

December 29–Oley Valley High School — Post-run gathering at Bella Italia.

ALL RUNS START AT 6:15pm.

Wednesday Night Runs (November ’21 Locations)

We have one more week when we get to start with a little daylight, and then it’s what…5 months of darkness? Only one way to get through it — strength in numbers. Come out and run with us!

Here’s where we’ll be this November:

Nov 3: We will run from Alvernia University. Park in Lot C off Greenway Terrace. Possible post-run at Oakbrook Brewing Company?

Nov 10: NEW runners night!!! We will run from the Wyomissing Quarry Soccer Fields. The post-run gathering will take place at Paolo’s.

Nov 17: We will run from the Knitting Mills in Wyomissing. Park in the lot off 8th Ave opposite Sly Fox. The post-run gathering will take place at Sly Fox.

Nov 24:  We will run from Antietam High School. Post-run gathering at Liberty Tap Room.

ALL RUNS START AT 6:15pm.

Wednesday night runs (October ’21 locations)

It’s officially fall, and the sun is setting earlier every week. It’s time to check the batteries in your headlamp and break out your reflective gear. We hope to see you at these upcoming group runs!

WNR didn’t stop for Ida.

Oct 6:  We will run from Justin Horst’s residence (112 Maple Ave, Shillington). The post run gathering will follow at the same location. Please bring your favorite food, beverage, or dessert.

Oct 13:  NEW runners night!!! We will run from the Brentwood parking lot for the Schuylkill River Trail on Morgantown Road. The post-run gathering will take place at Mimmo’s.

Oct 20: We will run from the John Bartram Trail parking lot in Hamburg. The post-run gathering will take place at the Westy.

Oct 27:  We will run from Stoudts Ferry Bridge Park in Muhlenberg. Post-run gathering TBD.

ALL RUNS START AT 6:15pm.

Wednesday Night Runs (September ’21 Locations)

The days are getting shorter–enjoy these last few unburdened WNRs before we have to start breaking out the head lamps!

On the weeks that fellow club members host, please bring your favorite food, beverage, or dessert. If you can, bring an extra lawn chair so that we’ll all be able to kick back and relax!

Here are the locations and hosts for September:

–September 1:  We will run from Jon and Cathy Durand’s house (2419 Laurel Rd, Reading)–one block from Wilson HS. This will be a road run, and the post-run gathering will follow at the same location.

–September 8:  We will run from the Wyomissing Quarry Soccer Fields. Post-run gathering at Paolo’sBring a new runner out!!!!!​​​

–September 15: We will run from Nolde Forest (Sawmill Lot–overflow at Church Rd lot). Post-run gathering to follow at Ryan Watts’s house (5 Glen Hollow Ct, Reading).

–September 22: We will run from Beth and Tom’s residence (3 Marlin Ave, Wernersville). This will be a road run, with the post-run gathering to follow at the same location

–September 29: We will run from the Stilling Basin at Blue Marsh (UPPER LOT by Palisades Drive). Post-run gathering will be at Lisa Domeshek’s domicile (364 Sweitzer Rd, Sinking Spring).

ALL RUNS START AT 6:15pm.

Wednesday Night Runs: August ’21 Locations

Post-run gatherings continue in August as our generous members host!

If you’re able to stick around after the run, please bring your favorite food, beverage, or dessert. If you can, bring an extra lawn chair so that we’ll all be able to kick back and relax!

Here are the locations and hosts for July:

–August 4:  We will run from Wilson West Middle School. Park near the track. Post-run gathering hosted by Dan Nevins (60 North Carolina Ave, Sinking Spring).

–August 11:  We will run from the Brentwood Trailhead for the Thun Trail. Post-run gathering at Mimmo’sBring a new runner out!!!!!​​​

–August 18: We will run from Tania Salaneck’s residence (1211 Earl Rd, Leesport). Post-run gathering to follow at the same location.

–August 25: We will run from Steve and Jane’s residence (515 Brownsville Rd, Sinking Spring). This will be a trail run on the Blue Marsh trails. Post-run gathering to follow at the same location

ALL RUNS START AT 6:15pm.

Wednesday Night Runs: July HOSTS and locations!

by Phil Lechner

Starting in July, we are going to have post-run hosting taking place!

If you’re able to stick around after the run, please bring your favorite food, beverage, or dessert. If you can, bring an extra lawn chair so that we’ll all be able to kick back and relax!

Also, we will be restarting our bi-monthly charity runs this month, in order to benefit local organizations.

Here are the locations and hosts for July:

July 7:  We will run from Trout Run Sports Complex in Exeter. Post-run gathering hosted by Lenny Burton (221 Gibraltar Rd, Reading)

July 14:  We will run from the Wyomissing Quarry Soccer Fields. Post-run gathering at Paolo’s Restaurant and Bar. Bring a new runner out!!!!!  ***Charity run benefitting local animal shelters (bring dry/wet food, litter, treats, blankets, etc)​​​

July 21: We will run from SOUTHERN END of Rustic Park (2000 Hay Creek Rd, Birdsboro). NOTE: THIS IS THE OPPOSITE END of Rustic. WE NEVER RAN FROM THIS END BEFORE! Listed as “Old 82 & Parking Area” on Google Maps. Post-run gathering hosted by Kim Drake (454 Alleghenyville Rd, Mohnton)

July 28: We will run from Larry and Missy Drogo’s residence (1450 Schoffers Rd, Birdsboro), with the post-run gathering to follow at the same location

ALL RUNS START AT 6:15pm.

Wednesday Night Runs (June 2021 locations)

Turnout is rising for our Wednesday Night Runs! And we have a couple new locations to check out this month. Come run with us!

June 2: Antietam Middle Senior High School (Run the scenic trails in Antietam Lake Park)

June 9: Schuylkill River Trail, Angstadt Lane Trailhead, (Located off 724, near the I-176 interchange, this trailhead has access to the flat, easy Schuylkill River Trail OR the more challenging trails on Gibraltar Hill. Also, it’s BRING A NEW PACER night! All abilities welcome!)

June 16: Monocacy Hill Recreation Area, Birdsboro (Trail run, with nearby Island Pizza for post-run refueling!)

June 23: Hamburg Area High School (New location! Park by the track. We’ll explore the trails in Kaercher Creek Park. 1787 Brewery is nearby for post-run refueling.)

June 30: Schuylkill Valley High School, Leesport (New location! Park to the right of the building. Road and trail run options.)

Reminder: We need everyone to sign in (and sign a waiver) before EACH Wednesday Night Run. Make sure you familiarize yourself with the GROUP RUN GUIDELINES AND WAIVER before attending.

Wednesday Night Runs (May 2021 Locations)

April ended with a HOT night at Blue Marsh. Is it summer already? Get your sunscreen and bug spray out; bring an extra water bottle, and come run with us on Wednesday!

Reminder: We need everyone to sign in (and sign a waiver) before EACH Wednesday Night Run. This is necessary for our insurance and for contact tracing (if necessary). Make sure you familiarize yourself with the GROUP RUN GUIDELINES AND WAIVER before attending.

May 5: Shillington Park (by the pool)

May 12: Brentwood Trailhead, Reading (Bring a New Pacer)

May 19: 1454 Oak Ln, Reading (Mt Penn trails–on-street parking on Oak Ln and Amity St)

May 26: Trout Run Sports Complex, Exeter

Wednesday Night Runs: April, 2021 Locations

We have daylight and warmer temps now–sounds like a good time to “Bring a New Pacer” to Wednesday Night Run! Starting this April, each 2nd Wednesday will be “Bring a New Pacer” night, starting at the Brentwood trailhead for the Thun Trail. This central location offers an easy out-and-back option for runners who want to do any distance at any pace–no need to worry about getting lost or left behind. Come run with us! All are welcome!

To keep these runs safe, it’s very important that we practice appropriate protocol. Please wear a mask for the pre-run sign-in and please maintain 6 feet of separation from other runners.

Reminder: We need everyone to sign in (and sign a waiver) before EACH Wednesday Night Run. This is necessary for our insurance and for contact tracing (if necessary). Make sure you familiarize yourself with the GROUP RUN GUIDELINES AND WAIVER before attending.

April 7: Rustic Park, Birdsboro

April 14: Brentwood Trailhead, Reading (Bring a New Pacer)

April 21: Scott’s Run Lake, French Creek State Park, Elverson

April 28: Blue Marsh Stilling Basin (upper lot), Leesport

Wednesday Night Runs: March, 2021 Locations

Daylight awaits — let’s spring forward together!

To keep these runs safe, it’s very important that we practice appropriate protocol. In addition to bringing a headlamp and wearing reflective gear, remember to wear a mask for the pre-run sign-in and to maintain 6 feet of separation from other runners.

Reminder: We need everyone to sign in (and sign a waiver) before EACH Wednesday Night Run. This is necessary for our insurance and for contact tracing (if necessary). Make sure you familiarize yourself with the GROUP RUN GUIDELINES AND WAIVER before attending.

–March 3: Home Depot, 1731 Crossing Dr., Wyomissing

–March 10: Weis Supermarket, 2020 N. 13th St., Reading, PA

–March 17: Brentwood Trailhead, Morgantown Rd., Reading

–March 24: John Bartram Trailhead, Kernsville Dam Rd., Hamburg

–March 31: Nolde Forest, 3025 New Holland Rd, Reading (Lot TBA)