West Reading Avenues Winter 2017 - 14
Run Santa Run
west reading set for 7th annual "run santa run" 5k and .5 mile Kids' fun run
The seventh annual "Run Santa Run" 5K and half-mile
kids' fun run is set for Saturday, December 9. Hundreds of
participants are expected to suit up in festive holiday attire and
run a 5K through the beautiful borough of West Reading. Head
to the Avenues to cheer hundreds of participants running, walking
and ringing holiday cheer through the streets closed for traffic. As
with any downtown happening in the borough, the West Reading
Community Revitalization Foundation will assure a safe, exciting
atmosphere with plenty of activity for all ages to enjoy.
Run Santa Run 5K
To kick off an energizing holiday season, runners take their mark
in front of A Running Start, one of the top 50 running stores in
America, located in the 700 block of Penn Avenue. Led by Sorita
Averill, owner of A Running Start and race director, "Run Santa
Run" winds through the rolling hills and loops around the vibrant
borough of West Reading - ringing in the holiday season at elfquality. Add in the fabulous specialty foods from local restaurants
on the Avenues and a DJ blasting music through the streets that
are entirely closed to traffic, and you have a holiday street party
that's nearly North Pole status.
This race has grown to be one of Berks County's largest. More
than 400 runners are expected to participate in this beautiful winter
run through the vibrant West Reading community. The event is
especially popular due to a post-run food spread featuring some
of the best local restaurants.
New this year: participants of the 5K will receive a lovely red
technical running top. Same day registration is available, but without
guarantee of a shirt. For more information, visit A Running Start
Avenues Winter 2017
Led by Mrs. Claus...
Even Mrs. Claus agrees that this borough is a magnificent
atmosphere for a winter fun run. That's why she borrows the
sleigh from Santa to come down from the North Pole and lead the
Kids' Fun Run in West Reading. Mrs. Claus will be in town to lead
children ages 7 and under in the Kids' Fun Run that takes place at
9:30 a.m. After post-race refreshments, enjoy some shopping on the
Avenue or continue the fun and take the kids to the nearby cultural
attractions, like the Reading Public Museum, Neag Planetarium
or the Yocum Institute for the Arts!
Run Santa Run is an undoubtedly fresh way to spend a December
Saturday, so come out to the Avenues and enjoy the morning.
While the race is on, have brunch and stroll the boutiques and art
galleries on the Avenues.
Saturday, December 9
A Running Start, 705 Penn Av
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m
Kids' Fun Run at 9:30 a.m.
Run Santa Run 5K at 10:00 a.m