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RACE DIRECTORS! Reserve your crew for your 2020 event NOW!

Pretzel City Sports is now taking timing reservations for 2020 events. This fall, we have 3 dates that are 100% booked and for which we had to turn work away. We expect that the same thing could happen in the Spring of 2020, despite us having more crews than almost any timer in the East.… Continue Reading

Online Registration

THIS IS NOT THE PLACE TO FIND DETAILS ABOUT A RACE; THAT INFO IS IN THE RACE APP PAGE.  THIS PAGE IS SOLELY USED TO REGISTER FOR EVENTS.

To register for an event, scroll down this page to its “race date” and then click on that link. Payments methods accepted include all major credit cards, debit cards, electronic transfers, PayPal, etc. Once your entry has been accepted,  a confirmation screen will appear.  Please double check what you input since the “auto fill” on some systems may put in incorrect information! This will be followed up with a Confirmation Email to the address you supplied. If you don’t get an immediate confirmation, your entry MAY not have gone thru OR your security software blocks automatically generated emails OR you made a typo in your the email address that you input. If you do not get a confirmation, contact us via email at rhornpcs@aol.com.  STRICTLY FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS & FORMATS ON THE INPUT SCREENS WILL MINIMIZE THE CHANCE THAT YOU WILL BE UNSUCCESSFUL IN YOUR ATTEMPT.

For both legal & data collection reasons, only one entry can be done per screen input/payment process. However, you CAN do multiple registration without leaving the site. There is still be a service fee for each person registered. Also, remember that your credit card statement will NOT list the race name, it will list Pretzel City Sports as the vendor of record.

For weekend races, online reg closes at Midnight, the Wed. of race week so that race directors have time to download their entries and prepare their bibs/packets. Midweek races have a deadline of midnight, two days before the event (a Thurs night event’s online reg would close at midnight on Tues).  If you miss this deadline, most races allow runners to enter on race day, usually accepting cash or checks but rarely accepting credit cards.

Keep in mind that Pretzel City Sports can set up Online Registration for ANY type of event. In the past, we have even set up online registration for spin-a-thons, tennis tournaments, charity donations and wine & cheese fundraisers, just to mention a few. If you have questions pertaining to our Online Registration system, either before or after using it, click here.

2020  Berks County Bicycle Club Application/Renewal Form: Nominal service fee applies.

Virtual Race – 10/30/20 – 11/30/20   Oley, PA – Oley Valley “Virtual” Country Classic 10 Mile and 5k Run (with Shirt Options) :  Nominal service fee applies, online reg closes at 4:00 pm on 11/30/20

Virtual Race  11/7/20 – 11/29/20     Stroudsburg, PA – Virtual Marathon in a Month: Nominal service fee applies, online reg closes at midnight Tue. October 20th.

Virtual Race  11/21/20 – 12/06/20    Quakertown, PA – Upper Bucks Foot and Ankle Virtual 10 Mile and 4 Mile Races: Nominal service fee applies, online reg closes at 12 noon on 12/06/20

LIVE RACE CANCELLED 12/05/20    Lancaster, PA – Ugly Sweater 5k Run/Walk: as of 11/17 this is now VIRTUAL RACE ONLY (12/4- 12/6) Nominal service fee applies, online reg closes at midnight, the Wed of race week.

CANCELLED – 12/05/20    New Cumberland, PA – Donner Dash 5k Run/Walk: Pretzel City Sports has no involvement with the decisions relating to the event. Please check out their website for more details before contacting the Race Director with your questions

CLOSED! FULL!  PCS EVENT  12/06/20    Birdsboro, PA – Dirty Bird 15k & 30k Trail Runs: Nominal service fee applies, online reg closes at midnight, the Wed of race week.

CLOSED.  RACE FULL! 12/13/20   Reading, PA – Shiver by The River 5k/10k: Nominal service fee applies, online reg closes at midnight, the Wed of race week.

PCS EVENT   12/19/20    Reading, PA – HumBug Bustle 5k: Nominal service fee applies, online reg closes at midnight, the Wed of race week.

CLOSED! FULL! 12/27/20    Reading, PA – Kris Kringle 5k: Nominal service fee applies, online reg closes at midnight, the Wed of race week.

01/10/21    Reading, PA – Shiver by The River 5k/10k: Nominal service fee applies, online reg closes at midnight, the Wed of race week.

02/14/21    Reading, PA – Shiver by The River 5k/10k: Nominal service fee applies, online reg closes at midnight, the Wed of race week.

03/14/21    Reading, PA – Shiver by The River 5k/10k: Nominal service fee applies, online reg closes at midnight, the Wed of race week.

Other Pretzel City Sports Online Purchases……..

Virtual Race Promotion Package: Once Paid, please forward us your confirmation email, or email us that it has been paid to rhornpcs@aol.com, Receipt of your payment email will initiate your services, and instructional emails to follow

Gift Certificate Purchase: Once paid, please forward us your confirmation email, or email us that it has been paid to rhornpcs@aol.com, since we check this site infrequently unless told to do so. Your gift certificate is mailed upon receipt of email verifying payment has been made

eblast payments in advance of broadcast: Once paid, please email us of that fact at rhornpcs@aol.com, since we check this site infrequently unless told to do so. You may now pay for up to 4 eblasts at a time. If doing so , please make sure you fill in the approx broadcasts dates for each one. If ordering multiple eblasts, you must still send us the content 3-5 business days before the broadcast date, even if it is the same as before.

Race Application Services: Please use this site to pay for having your application posted on www.pretzelcitysports.com: Having your race application put out at races we time or having your results posted on the Pretzel City site for the next 4-5 years. After you have paid, please let us know exactly what race you have paid for, what services you have paid for and where that event is, at rhornpcs@aol.com since we do not check this file on a daily basis.