NVRC Herbie's Home "Town Loop"
Jeremy Herbstritt was a local runner, a Bellefonte High School and Penn State grad, who died in the Virginia Tech shootings on April 16, 2007. In May 2007, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Penn State and the Nittany Valley Running Club put on a 5K race/walk to honor Jeremy's memory. The event, organized on short notice, was very successful, attracting over 400 participants. The race became a regular event for a time.
That same year, a commemorative race Herbie's Home "Town Loop" was started in Bellefonte. This race traversed one of Jeremy's favorite running routes in town, but also included other events such as bike rides, canoing, etc. For a time, both the Herbstritt Memorial 5K and the Herbie's event were put on at different times of the year. In 2014, the Jeremy Herbstritt Memorial 5K was folded into the Herbie's event.
Herbie's Home "Town Loop" is a 4 mile run through Bellefonte. It's a scenic, but hilly course.
The 2023 race will be held on Saturday, August 5, at 8:30 AM.
* No race due to COVID