Published on October 13, 2017

Reading Hospital Road Run Offers Something for Everyone on October 15

The 2017 Reading Hospital Road Run - which includes a half marathon, 5K and 1-mile fun run/walk - will take place on Sunday, October 15. Runners will experience a beautiful scenic course that ventures through the city of Reading and Lower Alsace. Half-marathon runners will traverse Mount Penn and travel past the historic Pagoda as they race for cash prizes and glory.

All proceeds benefit programs funded by The Friends of Reading Hospital, including HeartSAFE Berks County, Cold Cap Therapy, Food Service Van for Reading Recreation Commission, Service Van and Supplies for Street Medicine, and Telemedicine for Stroke Patients. Check presentations for the Telemedicine program will be held at both the 5K and half marathon awards ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. (5K) and 11 a.m. (half marathon). Accepting the checks on behalf of the program will be Charles Barbera, MD, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine and Mary Bilotta, MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC, CEN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Emergency Division.

Runners can register for any race online or at the event up until 8 a.m. on race day, October 15. Visit the Road Run website to register:

The half marathon begins at 8:30 a.m. at the William Penn Memorial Fire Tower; the 5K begins at 8:45 a.m. at the Fire Tower; and the 1-mile fun run/walk begins at 8:30 a.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton/Santander Arena.

Prices are:

  • Half Marathon - $80
  • 5K - $35
  • 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk with t-shirt - $10
  • 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk with NO shirt - FREE

Special military discounts are offered for the half marathon and 5K. Military ID is required at packet pickup.