Register to Run/Walk

About the Race…….

The 13th annual Run4Sam Race will be held at Gring’s Mill Park in Berks County on August 15th, 2021 in honor and memory of Samuel Brooklyn Reed. The event will be held rain or shine.rain

Registration begins at 8:00 AM
4-mi race begins at 9:30 AM
2-mile Walk Start Time: 9:45 AM
Kids Fun Run,
(approx. 1600 feet) for children 12 and under, will start after Race/Walk.

Register as an Individual

Walkers and runners will receive Run4Sam T-shirts**, while supply lasts. All kid runners will receive a fun grab bag. There will be awesome refreshments, awards for our winning runners, door prizes,  and cool Run4Sam stuff for purchase. In the past we have had massage and Reiki stations, Ladybug the Clown to entertain the kids, and a DJ and life music to get you moving! Last year,  Grexin’ band played a post race set and got us all re-energized. This year due to Covid concerns, we will be limiting some of these “extras” but plan to return next year with the whole package.

** you can opt-out of a T-shirt and have those funds go to the park and charity donations.

Run4Sam has been rated one of the most scenic and best-organized events around! It is a great fund raising event and fun for the whole family.

About the Course

The 4-mi wheel-measured course at Gring’s Mill Park follows the winding Tulpehocken creek on the Union Canal Towpath once used as the actual towpath where mules walked as they towed the canal boats from the area which is now the Blue Marsh Lake to Stonecliff Recreation area near Reading. The course is mostly flat, shaded cinder trail that passes by several other historic landmarks (the Gruber Wagon Works, the Wertz’s Red Covered Bridge and “Mildred”, an original house boat) along the way.

Questions?

Contact us by email, or by phone: Peggy Reed, Race Director (610) 698-6165.