Minutes of the February 5th 2019 Meeting of the NVRC
Club officers present: Bob Shafer (president), Dave Eggler (treasurer), Marty Mazur (communications director), Erika Christiansen (secretary/archivist). Others present: Cheryl Keller Capone, Dean Capone.
Club officers present: Bob Shafer (president), Dave Eggler (treasurer), Marty Mazur (communications director), Erika Christiansen (secretary/archivist). Others present: Cheryl Keller Capone, Dean Capone, Dave DeGroote, David Lloyd, Rev. Carl Miller, Doug Schunk, Chris Hunsberger.
The officers discussed a date for the Give ‘Em 5! race. November 10th which is two weeks after the Tussey Mountainback will be the set date for the race and very appropriate since Monday November 11th is Veterans Day. This race is dedicated to honoring the sacrifices and commitments of our community's brave veterans. Funds raised from this race will be made available to veterans in need of financial assistance through the Veterans Assistance Fund.
The Arts Festival race has a race committee and a new course. We couldn’t get one person to fill in the incredible shoes of Jake Clements as the Race Director. The club decided to create a team to help run the Arts Festival race. The team consists of David Eggler, acting Race Director, Erika Christiansen secretary of the NVRC, Chris Hunsberger a local runner and in 2006 the race was name after her mother, The Sue Crowe Arts Festival Race, as a memorial, and Doug Schunk a local runner and club member. A huge thank you goes out to David Eggler for getting all of the approvals and legal tasks done before the team was assigned.
The 5k and 10k races will start at the Ag Arena, instead of Medlar Field. The 5k race will run out and under the fabble tunnel towards Innovation Park, then circle back to the Arena to complete the 3.1 miles. The 10k will leave the Ag Arena towards Fox Hollow, to Big Hollow, make a right onto the Rails to Trails towards Toftrees and turn around back to the Arena to complete the 6.2 miles. Registration will be on iamathlete.com.
Marty Klanchar spoke about the successful Indoor Mile Series held at the Multi-Sport Facility. The Penn State Coaches were very supportive of our club running the mile series and we will be able to continue running the series for as long as they are apart of the Penn State staff. Penn State’s cross country and club cross country team’s showed up for the entire series. We had four heats for every series, had a few newcomers from out of town and had our first high school runner to compete in the mile series. Next year we will add a high school heat. Jaime Wright ran incredibly and took the Masters 3k and Masters Mile series. This was a great boost for our club’s membership with fifty people renewing their memberships.
Marty Mazur spoke about the Centre Region Parks and Rec’s planning meeting for the long-term planning of our regions parks, trails and other facilities. Tony Kwasnica wrote a report about the interest of putting a track or a path around the proposed soccer fields. Marty Mazur, Tony and several others in the running community attended the meeting on February 6th. Marty and Tony wanted to share the interests of the NVRC and the Nittany Track and Field and shared the running communities interest in a public track to help alleviate the shrinking access to Penn State’s facilities.
The Egg Hill race website which was hosted on the local artists website, Carl Leitzel, has been moved to the NVRC website. The 10 mile race and relays, held in April at the Old Gregg School benefits the Penns Valley track and cross country programs. You may now find more information about the race on our website.
Next meeting: April 2, 2019
Cupid's Chace 5K
February 9th, 2019
Februray 23rd, 2019
State College, PA
Winter Thaw Run 5k
February 23rd, 2019
Westgate Building (formerly IST building)
University Park Campus
Tussey Teaser #1 16th Annual Laurel Run Switchback 10k
March 2nd, 2019
Legs 1, 2 and 3 of the Tussey Mountainback
Race of Champions
March 23rd, 2019