Boscov’s Presents the Reading Symphony Orchestra’s

Beat Beethoven!

Reading, PA • Sunday, April 26, 2020 • 10K Race and 5K Race/Walk

Here’s the challenge: On April 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM, The Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform a LIVE Concert including the music of Ludwig van Beethoven on the beautiful campus of Alvernia University, Reading, PA. At 10:00 AM sharp, the downbeat of the music will signal the start of the 10K and 5K Run/Walk. Approximate performance time: 62 min—10K; 31 min—5K. Can you complete the course before the Beethoven concert is finished and receive an “I Beat Beethoven” button???

Not a runner? Bring your lawn chair and come meet Beethoven while enjoying the FREE concert!

The pre-Race festivities begin at 9:30 AM.

Unable to attend? Please consider sending a donation to the RSO.


Sunday, April 26, 2020
Alvernia University campus

Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up:
Saturday, April 25 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Alvernia University Field House

Race Day Registration 8:30 AM
Alvernia University Field House

10K Race & 5K Race/Walk 10:00 AM

1-Mile Walk/Fun Run 11:15 AM

Awards Ceremony 11:30 AM


Pre-Registrants receive tech T-Shirt and Gift Bag

10K Race/5K Race/Walk
$25 postmarked by April 11
$30 after April 11

1 Mile Walk
$25 postmarked by April 11
$30 after April 11

1 Mile FUN RUN
Kids 12 & under (gift bag only) $10

Optional online registration available at
(nominal service fee applies, closes at midnight, the Wednesday before raceday)

Pre-Registration closes on April 11, 2020
Online and Mail-in Registration closes on April 22, 2020


Registration begins January 2020 online at the Pretzel City Sports website: or follow the link from the Reading Symphony Orchestra website: You can also register by mail using the downloadable form here. Closing date and time to be guaranteed of the T-Shirt is 11:59 PM, April 11, 2020. One entry form per person.


  • The Race will take place on April 26 , 2020 at 10:00 AM sharp, rain or shine, on the campus of Alvernia University, Reading, PA.
  • The wheel-measured course will be run on the varied terrain of Alvernia University campus as well as the adjoining Angelica Park. All surfaces are either macadam or gravel.
  • Flexibility on which distance you choose to run; decide while on the course. That means you can start the 5K and continue on to complete the 10K or vice-versa.
  • A 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk for adults and children (up to the age of 12) will take place at 11:15 AM. Everyone is encouraged to participate.
  • Timing by Pretzel City Sports. Results to be posted on by the end of the following day.
  • Free parking available on campus
  • Water stations on the course
  • Lead and sweep vehicle for each course
  • Clean, portable restroom facilities
  • Refreshments for all runners at the end of the race
  • No bikes, dogs, or rollerblades
  • Strollers allowed, but with caution, considering the mixed terrain


Early packet pick-up and registration:
Saturday, April 25, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Alvernia University Field House
Packet pick-up and registration on Race Day,
April 26, opens at 8:30 AM.


  • Gift Certificates and prizes for overall top three male and female runners in 10K and 5K valued at: $100, $75 & $50
  • Additional top three awards in 5-year age category increments, male and female, as follows:
    • 14 and under
    • 15-19
    • 20-24
    • 25-29
    • 30-34
    • 35-39
    • 40-44
    • 45-49
    • 50-54
    • 55-59
    • 60-64
    • 65-69
    • 70 and over
    • Fun Run participants will be awarded ribbons.

Race Sponsored by:

In Partnership with:

Questions? You May Call or Email

David Gross, Executive Director – RSO
(610) 373-7557 – Ext. 226

Allyson McKechnie
(610) 823-6279


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