Youth Cross-Country Meets for Fall 2010

All area youth age 14 and under are invited to this Fall's cross country (X-C) runs. The focus is on fun, fitness and the skill common to many sports - running. All of this year's races will be run at the State College Area High School cross-country course, located next to the High School - South Building on Westerly Parkway in State College.  Participation is free of charge! The Fall 2010 X-C runs are on: Saturday Sept. 11th, Sept. 18th and Sept. 25th. For more information and required release form, go to our Youth Cross-Country page.

NVHM T-Shirts Through The Years

Here is a gallery of some Nittany Valley Marathon and Half-Marathon T-shirts through the years. Click on any thumbnail for a larger view. If you have a T-shirt from a race not represented here, take a photo of it and send it to Dave Eggler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Full 1977 afront

1977 (Front)

Full 1977 back

1977 (Back)

Full 1978 afront

1978 (Front)

Full 1978 back

1978 (Back)

 Half 1986 TR


Half 1989 TR


Half 1996


Half 1997


Half 1998


Half 1999


Half 2000


Half 2001


Half 2002


Half 2003 afront

2003 (Front)

Half 2003 back

2003 (Back)

Half 2004


Half 2005


Half 2006 afront TR

2006 (Front)

Half 2006 back TR

2006 (Back)

Half 2007 afront

2007 (Front)

Half 2007 back

2007 (Back)

Half 2008


Half 2009


Half 2010


Half 2011 afront

2011 (Front)

Half 2011 back

2011 (Back)

 2012 front

2012 (Front)

2012 back

2012 (Back)

2013 front

2013 (Front)

2013 back

2013 (Back)

2014 front

2014 (Front)

2014 back

2014 (Back)

An Invitation - Pittsburgh and Pocono Marathoners

This Thursday at noon the 2010 CVIM Boston Marathon team will meet during our normally scheduled track workout for some photos with our honorary coaches Greg Fredericks, and Joe and Sue Paterno.  This year, we’d like to ask any NVRC runners that are running either the Pittsburgh or Pocono Marathons and are willing to campaign for donations for CVIM to join us for the photo shoot.   

The only appropriate response to the great need of these difficult times is even greater compassion.  The local running community has been indescribably important to CVIM’s ability to care for our neighbors in difficult situations.  With your help, we can ensure CVIM is able to provide urgently needed medical and dental care to families and individuals who are struggling to keep food on the table from day to day, let alone afford necessary health care.

Please contact John Domico at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested or would like more information.  Every cent you raise will go directly to caring for CVIM’s patients.  Equally important, every stride of your 26.2 miles will feel a little lighter knowing that your running is helping so many people.


Adult Volunteers Needed for the Nittany Track and Field Youth Club

If you can spare a little time to help some talented kids and their dedicated coaches on weekday evenings, go here for more information:

2009 Race Series and Volunteer of the Year Awards

The Awards for the 2009 NVRC Race Series and Volunteer of the Year were given at the February 2 Club meeting. Last year's Race Series winners were Christine Rodgers (1st),  Meira Minard (2nd), and Alan Effrig (3rd). The Volunteer of the Year Awards went to Marty Mazur (1st), Mike Casper and Jerry Steffy (tie for 2nd), and Cheryl Capone (3rd). There's a more detailed write-up in the Meeting Minutes.

The NVRC Race Series and Volunteer Awards competitions are open to all NVRC members. The Race Series rewards regular race competition as well as placement at many local races. The Volunteer Awards recognize those who give their time to the Club through Club service and race volunteering. This year's Race Series began with the First Night 5K on New Year's Eve. Tallies for the current year will start appearing regularly upon the completion of the Indoor Mile Series. For more information on the NVRC Race Series

2009 NVRC Race Series Awards

"Running Hope Through America" Visits State College

Lisa Smith-Batchen and her friend Sister Mary Beth Lloyd (a Catholic nun) are Running Hope Through America. The pair are attempting to run 50 miles in all 50 states to raise money for a group of charities that aid orphans worldwide. They want to cover all 2500 miles in just 62 days. Smith-Batchen is a world-class ultramarathoner, and she'll be doing all the miles. Sister Mary Beth, who has also completed ultras, will be doing quite a few of them with her. Their goal is to raise a $1 million.

Running Hope Through America (RHTA) has run through State College. On Thursday, April 29, Lisa Smith-Batchen ran her 50 Pennsylvania miles on the University Park campus. The Nittany Valley Running Club hosted the Pennsylvania stop on their run. Elizabeth Desser and Sherry Tirko coordinated their visit and the run itself. Smith-Batchen ran from 5:30 AM until about 6 PM. She and sister Mary Beth showed up at the track where they met the Thursday Track Crew and a contingent from the local media. The story was covered in the Centre Daily Times, the Daily Collegian, and TV news.

The RHTA visit to State College was a success. But you can make it even more of one. The pair will continue to count on your good wishes and prayers as they visit the remaining 40 states on their itinerary. But they could also use your donations. Here is Running Hope Through America's web site. It's the place to go if you'd like to donate to the cause

NVRC Is In On Pittsburgh Marathon Pittsburgh Team Challenge

The NVRC is registered as a participant  in the “Pittsburgh Team Challenge, ” a promotion of the Pittsburgh Marathon.  Any NVRC member planning to run the Pittsburgh Marathon, ½ Marathon, or relay is invited to sign in under the banner of the  NVRC.  Perks for runners signing on for the team challenge include:  A meeting area before the race; A supply of gels and energy bars on race day; Access to the Pittsburgh Team Challenge Zone at the finish; and a chance to win special prizes at the finish.  Interested runners can follow the links below in the email, or from the URL:

The deadline to sign up is March 1.  
Any questions can be directed to Marty Klanchar, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..