Pre-Race Packet Pickup

PreRace packet pickup on 4/18 annd 4/19 is brought to you by the Schuylkill County Visitors' Bureau!

Pre-Race packet pickup will be conveniently located at the American Hose Fire Station 70. The American Hose Fire Station 70 is centrally located and less than 2 blocks from the brewery and start line. 

All participants will receive their race bib (with timing chip attached), Lager Jogger race t-shirt and Lager Jogger mug at packet pickup!

American Hose Fire Station 70

323 W Norwegian Street

Pottsville, PA 17901

Thursday, April 18 – 11:00am - 7:00pm

Friday, April 19 – 11:00am - 8:30pm

There will also be limited packet pickup located close to the start/finish area by the Yuengling Brewery on Saturday, April 20 prior to the race from 7:00am-8:30am.

Parking for Packet Pickup:

Please use the approved parking locations when arriving to get your packet. Metered street parking is available and costs .75 per hour. Parking is enforced Monday-Friday between 8am-5pm. Pre-race packet pickup parking is available at the following locations:

-Yuengling Brewery Gift Shop lot (N 5th Street & Norwegian Ave). Parking is free.

-Arch Street Lot (Arch Street & Centre Street). Metered parking is available using coins or the Park Mobile app.

-Capitol Street Parking Garage (Race Street and Capitol Ave). Parking is available using the Park Mobile app.


We have a new system in place and we will be assigning your bib number on the spot.


Packet Pickup FAQ's:

Q: Can someone else pick up my race packet for me at packet pickup?

A: Yes! We are here to make your life easier. Someone else may pickup your packet as long as you provide them with some form of verification to show our staff.

Accepted Items:

-Copy of the bib number email
-Copy of ID
Q: If I am 21+ and am planning on drinking on race day, can I get my ID checked and have my wristband placed on me so that I don't have to wait in the ID check line on race day?  Can I also receive a drinking bracelet for a fellow Lager Jogger who could not make it to packet pickup?
A. We will be checking IDs and placing drinking wristbands on you at packet pickup on Friday, April 19 only.  We cannot give you a drinking bracelet for other Lager Joggers for whom you may be picking up their packets since our staff will have to physically put it on you.  Those (21+) who come to packet pickup on Thursday or cannot make it to packet pickup on Friday must get their ID checked on race day and have a wristband placed on them on race day at the ID check station.   

Q: What vendors will be present at pre-race packet pickup?

A: Yuengling Light Lager Jogger 5k Bondi Bands/Merchandise, Team Red White & Blue, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Run Ride & Hike PA (Friday only), Hops Trot 5k, State Farm Insurance/Quotes for Good Program, Fleet Feet West Reading, New Balance.  Bring your cash and credit cards!


Thank you to the Schuylkill County Visitors Bureau, the official sponsor for pre-race packet pickup!

Thank you to Dick's Sporting Goods for providing us this year's packet pickup bags!

They've also supplied a special coupon for runners to use at Dick's Sporting Goods store near you (coupon expires 7/30/22).



Virtual Race Bags: Going Out on Monday 4/15! Check Your Email!


Our virtual race bag allows us to better serve our runners with enhanced deals AND help the environment! All runners will receive an email to the email address you used when registering for the race one week prior to the race with a personalized virtual race bag.  You will also receive an email reminder the week after the race.

Runners will be able to redeem coupons and special race weekend offers by printing or activating on their smartphones.

New Balance and Fleet Feet West Reading Shakeout Run on Friday 4/19

BRAND NEW FOR 2023: Come join the crew from New Balance and Fleet Feet West Reading for a 1-mile shakeout run Friday April 21st at 4pm. Shakeout runners will meet at the brewery. Runners will tour a few highlights of the course and a preview of the race finish! New Balance will provide footwear demos of: 1080v12, 880v13 and Morev4. After the shakeout run, hangout with friends and fellow runners at the Yuengling gift shop. Be sure to take advantage of the evening brewery tours and merchandise specials! Cheers to race day!