Nittany Track and Field youth club will start cross country training season on August 25th. Kids of ages from 8 to 18 are invited to join the club practice, which will be held near State College High School (grass area behind the SCHS South Building) Monday through Thursday 5:45 to 7:15 pm. In addition our Sunday runs from 4:00 to 5:30 pm will go from various parks around State College.

NTF XC is a great running program for all levels and is friendly to beginners! We teach the kids the basics of distance running, work on general endurance, strength, and speed while having a lot of fun! Participants will have an opportunity to participate in some youth cross country meets, if they like, and as the season progresses, the club will be building age-group boys and girls teams for competing at the AAU Districts and Nationals in November. If your children would like to try it – welcome!

The Club will hold an informational meeting on Friday August 23rd, at 6 pm, at the High School Track. If you have additional questions please e-mail Mark Fedkin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or check Club’s website We welcome volunteers from the running community, so please contact Mark if interested in coaching or helping with workouts on any days.

Some frequently asked questions and answers about the program are posted here:

The registration form can be found here: