Charlie Horse Half Marathon

May 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Charlie Horse Half Marathon

482 Westley Road

Mohnton PA, 19540


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Entry Fee $39
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $45
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 13.1M

Type: Trail

Participant Limit: 250

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 75%

Description: The Pagoda Pacers will once again be holding the Charlie Horse Trail Half-Marathon to benefit Berks Co. Special Olympics. The race is on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend, May 28, 2017. Please consider participating in the race in any fashion (but hopefully paying runners). We have been having wonderful weather the past couple of years and I guarantee another one this year, or at least the bar will be open. Please visit our facebook page to see what you have been missing. Also register On-line registration at: The Charlie Horse is not your typical race. It is a point to point race which will require you to get to the finish, so NOT finishing is NOT option. It is part trail, part road, and part adventure; everything a masochist runner needs. We start at scenic Rustic Park in Birdboro, PA with a sprint through two creeks and meander through the park for about 2 miles. From there we climb up to the Horseshoe trail to start a beautiful 7 mile stretch through woods and farms. But like everything else with this race, it has its own character. At mile 9 you get a break, as the trail runs downhill, wee, and pops out onto the road section. But everything that goes down must come up. I think that’s the way it goes, at least for runners. To translate, we start the uphill section of the road. When you get to the top at mile 11, you’re at Charlie’s house (home of the race founder) where the adventure begins. It’s a mystery to us too: lagoons; waterfall; campers; hiker; teenagers, maybe some chores. The only certainty is rocks, mud, and fun. Finally finishes at Sleepy Hollow A.C. where the pool, food, music, drinks, and friends will be waiting. Hope to see you there.


Race event photo
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Event Dates

Held on May 27, 2018

Held on May 28, 2017

Held on May 29, 2016

Held on May 24, 2015

Held on May 25, 2014

Held on May 26, 2013

Held on May 27, 2012

Held on May 29, 2011

Held on May 30, 2010

Held on May 24, 2009

Held on May 25, 2008

Held on May 27, 2007

Held on May 30, 2004

Held on May 25, 2003

Held on May 26, 2002

Held on May 27, 2001

Held on May 28, 2000