Kids Running Programs
Nittany Track & Field: (Mid-Atlantic USATF Club #08-0147) is a non-profit club for young athletes 8 to 18 years old. The club's main objective is to foster a positive, fun, and supportive atmosphere for training and athletic growth. The club coaches encourage kids to set personal goals and develop discipline and techniques needed to reach those goals. This training program is suitable to all levels of ability and experience.
The Centre Region Youth Cross-Country Program: The Nittany Valley Running Club, Centre Region Park and Recreation, and the State College Area School District sponsor cross-country races for Centre Region youth, ages 14 and under. The program began in Fall 1999, and we've had more than 100 kids participating each year.
Girls on the Run Happy Valley: Girls on the Run is a volunteer-led program that helps 3rd through 8th grade girls uncover their extraordinary potential, demonstrate courage, and generally embrace being "fantabulous." GOTR weaves training for a 5K run with fun, experience-based lessons that improve self-awareness, build a collection of positive experiences and inspire life-changing confidence through accomplishment.