NVRC Marathoners For Medicine In Action With New Coach

The NVRC Marathoners for Medicine is a group of runners dedicated to running and to raising money for Centre Volunteers in Medicine. CVIM is a non-profit clinic that supplies quality medical and dental care to local residents who have no health insurance. For years, the Marathoners For Medicine have had Joe and Sue Paterno and Olympian Greg Fredericks as their honorary coaches. This year, the teams will be running to honor the memory of JoePa, and will be coached by Greg Fredericks, Sue Paterno, and Russ Rose, Penn State's legendary women's volleyball coach. 

Once limited to runners who qualified for the Boston Marathon, Marathoners for Medicine is now open to participants in the Boston (April 16) and Pocono (May 20) Marathons and the Pittsburgh Marathon and Half-Marathon (May 5). Go to the CVIM site. Find out about this worthy organization. Meet some of the runners, many of whom I'm sure you know. Please consider making a donation to CVIM through the Marathoners for Medicine in the name of one of the runners (or in the name of all participants).

3rd Krush Speaker Series Talk - April 5

The Krush Program is a training group for athletes who are chasing their running dreams, whether it be the Olympics, a new personal best, or running their first race. The Krush Speaker Series is a series of talks on running and training open to the public. A Krush Program Speaker Series Exclusive will be held on Thursday, April 5, from 6:30 to 8 PM at St. Joseph's Catholic Academy at 901 Boalsburg Pike in Boalsburg. In this talk, you will learn racing tips and strategies from Olympian Brian Sell, Artie Gilkes, and Rebecca Donaghue. Brian, Artie, and Rebecca have plenty of marathon experience and detailed knowledge of the Boston and Pittsburgh courses. Information is here.

Cherry Run Trail

Marty Mazur and his family recently hiked the Cherry Run Trail near Lamar, PA. The trail would also make a nice trail run, though challenging in spots. Here's a link to Marty's report on the trail.

2nd Krush Speaker Series Talk - March 19

The second talk in the Krush Program Speaker Series will be held on Monday, March 19 at St. Joseph's Catholic Academy at 901 Boalsburg Pike in Boalsburg. Artie Gilkes and Olympic hopeful Rebecca Donaghue will give a talk titled Drills To Improve Running Economy. Information is here.

2012 Indoor Mile Series Schedule Announced

The 2012 Indoor Mile Series will again feature 4 meets in January and February. Each meet will have heats of the mile. The last meet will also have a heat of the 3000 meter run. As usual, there will be a Predicted Time Contest for the mile at the last meet.

The Indoor Mile Series is open to all NVRC members except students high school age or younger (due to NCAA recruiting rules). The coming Series will be held on the newly resurfaced Multi-Sport Facility track. There will be new regulations regarding spikes, which will soon be posted on the Indoor Mile Series page. Details of the Series can be found here.

Treasurer's Report Available

The NVRC Treasurer's Report, revised to include last year's data, is now available here.

Superhuman Effort To Benefit Juvenile Diabletes Research Fund

Steve McAninch, who last year ran 30 hours to raise $30K for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, is about to embark on an even more superhuman endeavor. Between now and May 19, Steve plans to run 750 miles, with 130,000 feet elevation gain;  bicycle 1500 miles, and lift 1,000,000 pounds.  May 18 into 19, he will conclude his effort with a 100 mile run around the State College area. To kick off his fundraising, Steve is working with Chik-Fil-A to hold a Spirit Night on World Diabetes Day, Monday, November 14. On this day, Chik-Fil-A will donate 15% of all receipts from customers who hand in this ticket