For Current Local Running News and Discussion, Join Our Google Group!

In early 2018, we moved our email listserve to Google Groups due to unreliable service from our previous provider Yahoo. The Club listserve is where we keep you updated on coming events including races, group runs, meetings, and other activities. It's also a forum for discussing training programs, running health and injury prevention, and anything else of interest in the local running community. You do not have to be a dues-paying member of the NVRC to join our listserve, but we encourage you to join the Club!

If you would like to join our Google Group, instructions and more are here

2013 Race Series Leader Board

The 2013 Race Series is over! Please accept our apologies for the delay in getting results out. The new Race Series Scoring software took some time to get over its early bumps, and there were some problems along the way, including a hardware crash! Below is the list of this year's top finishers, those eligible for Awards.

This year's top point getter was again Alan Effrig. Alan has won the prize the last two years! A new Series rule regarding repeat winners stipulates that Alan is "on hiatus" until next year, but his points are posted as a challenge. First place this year goes to Tom Cali. Matt Smith came in second, and Dan Craighead was third. Marty Mazur was a close 4th. The top 3 get special awards, and anyone who got over 30 points will be rewarded.

There is no longer a contest for Volunteer of the Year, but Club volunteers are rewarded according to a points system. Top volunteers and their awards are also listed below.

Full tallies for the Race Series Cup and Volunteer Awards are here.

Information on the Race Series, Volunteer Awards, and full standings, can be found here. You must be an NVRC member to participate. If you want to participate in the 2014 Race Series, it's time to join the Club!

Read more: 2013 Race Series Leader Board

NVRC Supports 2021 United Way Day of Caring

The 2021 United Way Day of Caring was held on October 7. The NVRC took part with another of their annual PSU Golf Course trail maintenance projects. Cheree Jones and Jim and Liz Kisenwether coordinated with Joe Hughes, Penn State Golf Courses PGA General Manager. The NVRC also provided lunch for the crew. This year the 23 volunteers were from the Alexander Building Construction Company, the Penn State women's golf team, and individuals. They cleared brush, especially from wooded segments of the trail, working tirelessly to make the trail safer. This trail has been a Centre County Day of Caring project for the NVRC each year from 2011-2021 (There was an informal small group of volunteers last year due to the pandemic.) Here are some photos from the day of the project.

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 Alexander Building Construction Company and individual volunteers

Read more: NVRC Supports 2021 United Way Day of Caring

Join the 2021 Run For CVIM Challenge

Come be part of the 2021 Run For CVIM Challenge! If you are running a race this spring or summer, please consider joining the team. We raise funds for Centre Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM), a local organization that provides free and/or discounted medical and dental care to our neighbors in Centre County who lack health insurance. The need is great, and there is no better time to combine your love for running with an opportunity to enable more of our neighbors to live healthier lives.

We request that you dedicate your race to CVIM, and then ask your family and friends to support you by making a donation to CVIM. You are not required to raise a minimum dollar amount -- every dollar counts, and every dollar you raise goes directly to providing services at CVIM. You'll help to make a difference in our community. Greg Fredericks will once again be serving as an honorary coach along with Fumi Franklin, and we are hoping to have Sue Paterno return.

The Run For CVIM Challenge fundraising pages for individual runners are now going up on the CVIM web site. If you can't run with us this year, please take a moment and donate to the cause in the name of one or more of the athletes!

 For more information or to join the team, contact Jaimie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NVRC and PSU Club Cross-Country to Host Labor Day Races

The Nittany Valley Running Club is excited to announce our first official LIVE Club race in over a year and a half! We are teaming with PSU Club Cross-Country to put on 5K and 5 Mile races on Labor Day weekend. The races will be on Saturday, September at 9 AM. Registration is $20. The races will be on specially designed courses in Boalsburg, PA, starting at the Pennsylvania Military Museum. T-shirts to all registrants.
The beneficiaries of the Labor Day race will be the NVRC and the PSU XC Club. The pandemic has hit the pocket books of both organizations hard. The usual fundraiser for the NVRC is the Arts Festival race, and that event has been canceled the last two years. The NVRC relies on funds from that race to help us support local running and youth training activities. The PSU XC Club has also not been able to engage in its normal fundraising activities. So if you’re itching to get out and race, lace up on September 4!
Here’s the link for registration.

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Spring 2017 Running Workshop Series: Run Healthy, Run Strong

The 2017 Spring Running Workshop Series is being put on by Cheryl Keller Capone, PhD, NASM-CPT and  Christine Dorman, USATF Level I. The workshops will be held at Tudek Park (at the pavilion) at 3 PM on four successive Sundays: April 30, May 7, May 14, and May 21. This program is designed for beginners as well as more advanced runners looking to improve their performance. Please come dressed to run. We also suggest bringing a large towel as some activities will be performed lying on the ground.

Each weekly session will have three main parts:

Part I will focus on topics such as breathing mechanics, core stability, and body weight strength training. The emphasis will be on instruction and proper technique, along with practice time. Each week will build upon the week prior, but it is not essential to attend every session. No experience required!

Part 2 will focus on dynamic warm up exercises/drills. Over the 4 week course, we  will cover differences between warming up for longer distances vs. speed work vs. races.

Part 3 will be a group run in Tudek Park around the 1.5 ml loop course - various pace groups available.

Registration: This program is FREE, but pre-registration is required and limited to 20 participants. To register, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and provide your name, age, email address and phone number. 

Here's an informational flyer.

NTF Youth Cross Country Program

Nittany Track and Field club youth cross country program will be back this fall! We will be starting practice on August 23rd, 2021. The practices will be held at Tudek Park (400 Herman Dr, State College, PA), Monday through Thursday from 5:45 to 7:15 pm (attendance flexible).The regular fall season is currently planned through November 7th.

Registration is OPEN!

This program is open to kids 8-18 and is good for all levels of experience. It is a perfect starter for younger athletes who are just making their first steps in distance running, but it also offers rigorous training and competition opportunities for more seasoned athletes. If you wonder if it is the right fit for your kids, please check out the Q&A page which may answer some of your questions.

Throughout the season, we have a lot of fun practices and events planned, including park and trail runs, hill sessions, intersquad tournament, treasure hunt, and games of various kind. Our athletes will have opportunities to race at local all-comers meets and also travel to Regional and National cross country championships at the end of the season.

More information about the program and NTF club in general is available at or if you have any questions, please feel free to email Mark Fedkin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..