This race is not for the faint of heart. On a per-mile basis, this wintry 7.2 mile course on the trails of Reading’s mountains is one of Pretzel City’s toughest, promising to “leave people with very rosy cheeks—all four of them.” Runners under 18 aren’t even allowed to enter. Luckily, the Sixth Annual Chilly Cheeks race ends at the Reading Liederkrantz German Singing & Sports Club, where participants are treated to a free hot breakfast, live music and a place to thaw. They’ll need it, too, because this race runs no matter the weather—rain, hail, sleet, snow.
$33, January 15, 11 a.m., Liederkrantz Club, 143 Spook Lane, Reading.