Saturday, July 27th 2019


Come join The Reading Foster Care office as we host our EIGHTH annual 5K run, 1 mile walk on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the scenic Gring’s Mill Park. Beginning at 8:30 and 8:35, both the race and walk take place on the historic Union Canal. Gring’s Mill’s cinder-path trails are wheel measured for accurate distances, shaded by the natural park-like greenery, and are mostly flat. The 5K race will be professionally timed and measured by Pretzel City Sports.

 The entire event is Christmas themed with holiday decorations everywhere, jingle bells galore, fun, and themed awards. Costumes are encouraged and fun is a requirement – the more creative and “jingly” the better! Rumor has it Santa is once again taking a break from his vacation to run in the race… in his summer attire of course!

Toy drive donations will be accepted to benefit the children in KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs’ Reading office. Please consider bringing a new, unwrapped, gift with you to packet pickup or on race day.

All money raised will be used to provide support, recognition, and appreciation to our foster parents, gifts and activities to the children in their care, and support to the foster care program. You will be helping to make the holidays even more special for the children in our care.

Saturday July 27, 2019at Gring’s Mill 
2083 Tulpehocken Rd. Reading, PA 19610. 

Early Packet Pick up – Friday 07/26/19 from 1-3pm at Gring’s Mill Barn
Same-Day Registration & Packet Pick Up – Saturday 07/27/19 beginning at 7am to approx. 8:15am
5K Start – 8:30am
1M Start – 8:35am

Contact Heather at with questions


Thank you for you continued support in fulfilling our mission