The Pagoda Pacers Athletic Club is happy to invite you to the 37th annual Kris Kringle 5 Mile Run!
Looking to squeeze one last fun event in over the Christmas break? This race is always a family favorite, with proceeds benefiting the Berks County Cross Country Coaches Association. So grab your friends & family and close out 2023 with us!
NEW THIS YEAR - please read this section carefully:
This race is now ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY. No mail in applications.
We are offering RACE ONLY registration this year. You will have the option to add a hoodie to your purchase when checking out for an additional cost of $18.
REPEATING this statement for clarity - Hoodies are NOT included with your race registration. You must select the option to add the hoodie to your race registration order during your check out process.
The option to purchase a hoodie is only available until 12/3/2023. If you want one, you must place your order prior to this date. You will not be able to purchase after this date and we will not have additional to sell at the race. This year's hoodie color is red and you can see a mock up with this year's logo when you get to the hoodie option.
For those of you who want the hoodie without all the work, you're in luck! You now have the option to place a hoodie only order.
** All hoodies must be picked up at the race prior to race start. There will be no holding or mailing option.
This year's course will run clockwise from the start and includes both road and easy trail sections through Blue Marsh and the Union Canal Trail. This race is stroller and walker friendly but dogs are prohibited on the course.
Registration: $25 per runner through 12/3/23 and then $30 per runner through 12/15/2023 at midnight. This is for just the race only.
Hoodies: $18 (only available for purchase until 12/3)
What you need to know for race day:
Race starts at 10:00 AM (registration opens at 9)
Yes, we will have same day registration available. Registration will open at 9 AM and the cost will be $30 per runner. Again, this will be race only, no hoodie.
Leave your doggy pals at home. No dogs permitted at this event.
In the event that we have inclement weather on race day, we will be notifying runners via the email address you used at the time of registration. Please make sure that it is a valid email address that you check on a regular basis.
Overall awards: Top 2 male and female (not eligible for age group awards)
Age group awards: Top 3 M/F in 5 year brackets U14 | 15-19 | 20-24 | 25-29 | 30-34 | 35-39 | 40-44 | 45-49 | 50-54 | 55-59 | 60-64 | 65-69 | 70 and over
Top High School Teams in each division; Open Division (All male or mixed) or Female Division (Girls only). Each team member must currently be enrolled in that high school. XC scoring (15th place earns 15 points etc.). Lowest 3 person point total wins. Team members are also eligible for individual awards.
Join the NEW Kris Kringle 5 Mile Run Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/756775099468738/