Frank Matrone, DO

Kutztown Lions Club

Miers Insurance

National Penn Bank

Concern Professional Services

Scot Guldin, Thrivent Financial

East Penn Podiatry

Weaver's Hardware Co.

Kutztown Bottling Works

Road ID

The Home Town Diner

Robert P. Grim Law Offices

Hermansader's Garage

Graphics On the Go

Family of Donald Peters

Fleetwood Footcare Center, PC

Scheetz, Inc.

Walbert Funeral Home & Cremation

Kutztown Hobos

William J. Messersmith, DMD

Two Guys Plumbing

John Monaghan Group of Realtors

Peters Bros. Meat Market, Inc.

Colasanti Printworks

West Park Insurance

Janelle Hall

American Dental Solutions

Mr. Food Convenience Store

Deer Park Water

Welcome to the Kutztown Fools' Run Website


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The 26th Running of the Kutztown Fools Run to be held

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Welcome to the official Website of the Kutztown Fools’ Run. Management of the Fools’ Run was transferred to the highly motivated individuals of the Kutztown Optimist Club in August 2006. This site was developed to provide complete details on the race, including information on registration, sponsorships, results, course maps and more. Please be sure to visit often as the next phase of this Berks Country “running classic” unfolds.

Once again, this year’s event’s proceeds will support the Optim
ist Club of Kutztown and the Donald Peters Memorial Scholarship Fund. Through support of our sponsors and the running community, the Optimist Club of Kutztown will continue to provide scholarship assistance to the most promising and deserving students in the Kutztown Area, Brandywine Heights, Hamburg Area and Fleetwood Area School Districts. The entire Fools’ Run family welcomes your participation in this year’s event. We wish you the best as you prepare for and compete in one of the area’s finest road races.

Something for everyone of all abilities and ages including:
2 mile walk
5k Run
10 mile Run

Download the maps on the Registration Page and start your training now!!


Thank you to Tom Biltcliff for production of this video.


From Allentown/NJ:
78/U.S. 22 West to PA 737 South. Follow 737 five miles to first light. Right on Main Street. Right onto Whiteoak Street.(2nd light). Proceed about 4 blocks. Left into Kutztown Fairgrounds parking area and follow signs on foot to Beltzner Hall.
From Philadelphia:
I-476 (NE Extension of PA Turnpike) to Lehigh Valley exit (exit 56). Follow directions from Allentown/NJ. above.

From Lancaster/Reading:
U.S.222 North to Kutztown Exit. Turn left on Whiteoak Street (4th light) Proceed about 4 blocks. Left into Kutztown Fairgrounds parking area and follow signs on foot to Beltzner Hall.




Last year’s event drew the largest amount of runners in memory and allowed the Optimist Club to distribute over $7500 in scholarships to local deserving students. Without the help of our generous sponsors in the past we would not have been able to provide much needed assistance to a few of our most promising and deserving young persons.


Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of this traditional event that continues to grow each year.  We are now offering a marquee sponsorship 
for future Fools’ Runs. This opportunity will give your company exclusive naming rights to this event for the next 3 years.


       For 2015 we would like to thank our Premier Sponsors

10 mile run
SOLO Laboratories, Inc.

Sally Miksiewicz Memorial - East Penn Mfg. Co. Inc.

2 mile walk

The Fools Run is also very thankful to the following sponsors.  
Please take the time to help us thank them by visiting them.

D.G. Yuengling & Son

East Penn Manufacturing, Inc.

Borough of Kutztown

Topton Family Practice

The Rhode Agency, Inc.

Dietrich's Men's Shop

Quality Shoppe

Penske Truck Leasing

Kutztown Glass

Geist Sporting Goods

Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc.

John D. Smith , Inc. Fleetwood

Sneaks & Cleats

Renninger Farmers's & Antique Markets

Dryville Hotel

PA DEP - Southeast Regional Office Emp

Thomas, Conrad & Conrad Law Offices

Weis Markets

Redner's Markets

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