NVRC Supports 2018 United Way Day of Caring

A crew of weedwhackers and bush trimmers headed for the Penn State Golf Course on October 4 for the United Way Day of Caring. The project was again the golf course perimeter bikepath/jogging path. The trail has been a Centre County United Way Day of Caring project each year from 2011-2018. This year there were 72 volunteers working in shifts to clear brush from wooded portions of the trail. Joe Hughes--Penn State Golf Courses PGA General Manager, Liz & Jim Kisenwether, and Cheree Jones coordinated project

Volunteers: The Penn State men's lacrosse team, KBB Realty employees, Joe Hughes--Penn State Golf Courses PGA General Manager, a representative from KidTech Inc., and several individuals worked tirelessly to clear brush and make the trail safer.

NVRC, as usual, chipped in for food and drinks (lunch). 

Here are some highlights of the day. 

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This year's golf course path cleanup crew for the United Way Day of Caring

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Whitehall Regional Park Advocacy

Please see the message below from Nick Kello, who is active with Nittany Track and Field youth training group. It regards planning for development of the Whitehall Regional Park, which is the strip of land between Whitehall Rd and Rt 45 south of Blue Course Drive. There is concern about the balance and timing of the development plans. Nick is seeking advocacy in the form of presence and input at an upcoming meeting of the Centre Region Council of Governments (COG). The meeting is Monday, August 27 at 7 PM in the Forum Room of the COG Building at 2643 Gateway Drive.
 

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NVRC Picnic August 14 at Hi-Way Pizza West

The August meeting of the NVRC will be our annual picnic and will be held on August 14 at Hi-Way Pizza West on West College Avenue and Corl St. Since there’s no better way to work up an appetite for pizza and beer than a nice summer run, the event will start with a group run on the golf course, followed by entertainment, fun, and food at Hi-Way. The group run will start at the Hi-Way Pizza parking lot at 6. You’ll have your choice of the long loop around both courses (about 3.6 miles) or the short loop around just the Blue Course (around 2 miles). Everyone will meet back at Hi-Way where the pizza and beer will be served around 7. Come for the runs, or just show up for the pizza. We’re going to have a White Elephant Christmas in August exchange. If you’d like to participate, please bring a *wrapped* running/sports/entertainment related item, with cost of $10 or less.

For planning purposes, let Marty Mazur know if you plan to attend at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We may have the event in the outdoor seating area, but if we’re going to exceed its capacity, we’ll move it indoors.

NVRC Fall Blood Drive Is September 13

The Nittany Valley Running Club’s Fall Blood Drive is on Thursday, September 13 and has a running theme. You can participate by donating blood, volunteering, bringing baked goodies or just come to watch a running movie. Hours are 11:30am-5pm at the State College Presbyterian Church Social Hall, 132 W. Beaver Ave., in downtown State College. Note this is a NEW LOCATION for the NVRC drives, with easy parking. All presenting donors have a chance to win a free race entry or running gear. You can make your appointment online at http://www.redcrossblood.org/give/drive/driveSearchList.jsp?zipSponsor=nvrc, just click the arrow to choose your time. Power red donations are possible at this drive. You can use RapidPass to do the Q&A part in advance on the morning before your visit: http://www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass. Non-runners are welcome, walk-in donors too. For eligibility info, visit https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/eligibility-requirements.html

Participants Needed For Hypertension Study

Participants are needed for a clinical study of hypertension at Penn State's Noll Lab. Read the statement below for more information about the study and contact information.

STUDY00003224 - The peripheral vascular effects of sulfhydryl-containing antihypertensive pharmacotherapy on microvascular function and vessel remodeling in hypertensive humans

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Tussey mOUnTaiNBACK Draft Challenge Relay (DCR) Making A Comeback!

Some of you know very well what the DCR is. So refer to the SHORT MESSAGE.

Some might NOT know what the DCR is. For you, skip down to the LONG MESSAGE.

The Tussey mOUnTaiNBACK 50 Mile Ultramarathon and Relay is Sunday October 7th.

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SHORT MESSAGE:

"It's 50 miles to the finish, we have a full tank of gas, a half case of beer, it's dark (at the start), and we're wearing sunglasses (due to the glare off Costas's running shorts)." "Hit it."

You'll be singing the Blues if you miss out on doing this race with your running Brothers (and Sisters, of course). OK no more lame, forced movie references. I'm not a witty wordsmith like Bwana. To get to the point, there was no DCR last year. Several people, including me, mentioned missing it. So let's try to bring it back!

We need to know SOON if we have enough interest. Email me, Joel Niemann, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or the club listserve if you might like to join.

Also, get the word out! Talk to friends, coworkers, family members, people at your gym or yoga class...

Thanks!
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NVRC Fall Blood Drive Is September 13

The Nittany Valley Running Club’s Fall Blood Drive is on Thursday, September 13 and has a running theme. You can participate by donating blood, volunteering, bringing baked goodies or just come to watch a running movie. Hours are 11:30am-5pm at the State College Presbyterian Church Social Hall, 132 W. Beaver Ave., in downtown State College. Note this is a NEW LOCATION for the NVRC drives, with easy parking. All presenting donors have a chance to win a free race entry or running gear. You can make your appointment online at http://www.redcrossblood.org/give/drive/driveSearchList.jsp?zipSponsor=nvrc, just click the arrow to choose your time. Power red donations are possible at this drive. You can use RapidPass to do the Q&A part in advance on the morning before your visit: http://www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass. Non-runners are welcome, walk-in donors too. For eligibility info, visit https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/eligibility-requirements.html