NVRC Give 'Em 5! Run For Veterans

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The NVRC Give 'Em 5! Runs For Veterans are 5K and 5 Mile races in Bellefonte typically run near Veterans Day. The races are 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, a non-profit fund created specifically for helping our community’s warriors in their time of need.

All disbursements of the fund are for eligible veterans and must be approved by the Veterans Assistance Fund Committee. The Veterans Assistance Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit fund, was created to assist Centre County (PA) Veterans in their time of need. The fund provides financial assistance to qualified Centre County Veterans. The Veterans Assistance Fund Committee will determine eligibility for the fund through an application process. To learn more about the Veterans Assistance Fund or make a donation: https://sites.google.com/site/vetassistancefund/

The  9th Annual Give 'Em 5! Runs For Veterans will be held on Sunday, October 28 at 1 PM at the Bellefonte Area Middle School, 100 N. School St., Bellefonte, PA. 


  • Overall top 3 males & top 3 females 5K and 5Mile
  • Awards to top 1 male and female in the following age groups:
    13 & under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
  • Special awards for the top male and female veterans!
  • T-shirts (guaranteed to the first pre-registered entrants) • Refreshments • Door prizes



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Past Race Results:


2010 2011 2012 2013
2014 2015 2016 2017


Indoor Mile Series Predicted Time Contest

Indoor Mile Series Predicted Times Contest 

  Just for fun.....

All participants in the final race of the Indoor Mile Series are invited to predict their finishing time.  There will be a prize for the runner who is closest to his (or her) predicted time. Runners will run without watches and will only have reference to the race clock. 

Register your predicted time when you email Marty Klanchar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up for the February 6th race. Or do so at check-in. As always with these contests, you are invited to post your time and trash-talk with other runners at the Nittany Valley Running Club Yahoo! Discussion Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NVRC/. 


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The Centre Region Youth Cross-Country Program

No Entry Fee!        Ribbons to all Runners!

The Centre Region Youth Cross-Country Program

The Nittany Valley Running Club and Centre Region Park and Recreation are sponsors for cross-country races for Centre Region youth, ages 14 and under. The program began in Fall 1999, and  we've had more than 100 kids participating each year. Participation is free!

The Centre Region Youth X-C schedule typically permits two to four meets a year. This Fall (2018), our schedule has three meets:

Saturday, September 8th
Saturday, September 22nd
Saturday, October 6th

The races will be held at: Oak Hall Regional Park, located at 120 Linden Hall Road. This is the home course for Joseph's Catholic Adademy. Signup will be on the morning of each race; Parent/Guardian signature required! Please save us some time at the registration desk by filling out out the release form, which once submitted is good for all races in this year's series.


Ribbons are given to all runners, and the emphasis is on participation and fun.  All children are welcome (whether or not you live in the Centre Region), and there is no fee to participate. 

X-C run distances and age groups are based on National AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) standards.

Here are maps of the courses:

As of 12/31/18, if you are: Your X-C age group is: X-C Distance

Start Time

8 years old or younger Primary 2K
(1.2 miles)

8:30 AM

9 or 10 years old Bantam 3K
(1.8 miles)

9:00 AM

11 or 12 years old Midget 3K
(1.8 miles)

9:00 AM

13 or 14 years old Youth 4K
(2.4 miles)

9:30 AM

Note: A mix of running/jogging/walking is certainly o.k.  We have had children much younger than 8 years old participate,  along with a parent or older sibling.  It's all about exposure to X-C, having fun, and talking pride in a solid accomplishment!


Questions?  Contact -

  • Greg Fredericks (814) 466-6976    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Liz Kisenwether  (814) 571-3487   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

See the Fall Schedule .
See past youth cross-country results

Arts Fest T-Shirts Through The Years

Here is a gallery of some Arts Fest T-shirts through the years. Click on any T-shirt thumbnail for a bigger 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..

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Knights of Columbus State College Adventure 5K and Kids Races (Historical)

Knights of Columbus State College Adventure 5K
and Kids Races
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Race Information Race Sponsors

Race Information

The Knights of Columbus Race was retired from the Nittany Valley Running Club calendar in early 2015. This page is being maintained for historical purposes.

History: The Knights of Columbus 5K began in the late 1980s as a family oriented 5K run in a residential neighborhood of State College. After a 4 year hiatus from 1996 to1999, the Knights race was revived in 2000 and has been growing strong. And starting in 2005 the Knights Races included a free 1/4-mile and 1/2-mile races for kids 12 and under!

The Knights Race returned to the Knights Hall in 2014, and to the course that had been run for several years up until 2012. The course is a mix of streets, bike paths, trails, and grassy hills. Because of the mild challenges the course sets, it's a great race for a beginners to take on for their first 5K. With special kids age groups, 5 year age groups for adults, and generous prizes, it's a great race for all!

  • Race Day: The Knights of Columbus 5K was offically retired from the NVRC Racing Calendar in early 2015.
  • Youth Run: The Youth Runs are held immediately after the 5K. They're held at Orchard Park, a short walk from the Knights Hall. There will be a 1/4-mile and a 1/2-mile race. 
  • Beneficiary: The Knights of Columbus 5K Race benefits the Schlow Centre Region Library Children's Department.
  • Age Groups and Awards: 5K: Overall 1st-3rd place men and women runners. 1st-3rd place for men and women runners in the following categories: Youth: 12 and under, 13-16, 17-19 Adults: 20-24, and 5-year age groups through 80 and over. No awards to runners/walkers finishing after 50 minutes.
  • Course Information: Here is a map of the course.
  • Beginning Runner's Challenge: The Knights of Columbus 5K is the official NVRC Beginner's 5K. While runners of all abilities run the Knights race because its relatively easy course helps ensure a good finishing time, we will have special incentives for beginners to run the race. If you're a beginning runner, start the Couch-To 5K Program outlined on our Coaching Pages.
  • More Information: If you have historical results of the Knights race from years prior to 1995, please contact Marty Mazur at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Race Results

(The NVRC would like to collect results and memories from the entire history of
the Knights Race. If you have results from past races, or pictures you'd like to share,
please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Knights of Columbus 5K Results From Some Previous Years:


1991  1992 - 1994
1995 2000 2001 2002
2003 2004 2005 2006
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Red Raider Rally Run

The Bellefonte Area Cross-Country Booster Club is sponsoring a new set of races for kids 8th grade and under. The Red Raider Rally Run will be held on Saturday, May 14th at the  Bellefonte Area Middle School, School St., Bellefonte, PA.

Here are the race categories. Red Raider 1/4 mile race (kindergarten & younger), Girls-9 a.m., Boys-9:15 a.m.; Red Raider 1/2 mile race, Girls (Grades 1 & 2)-9:30 a.m., Boys (Grades 1 & 2)-9:45 a.m., Girls (Grades 3 & 4)-10 a.m., Boys (Grades 3 & 4)-10:15 a.m.; Red Raider Mile Race (6th grade & younger), Girls-10:30 a.m., Boys-10:45 a.m.; Red Raider 1.5 Mile Race (8th grade & younger), Boys & Girls-11 a.m., Medals will be awarded to the first 5 finishers in EACH race (Boys & Girls). All runners in each race will receive ribbons. Entry fee: $5 pre-registration by April 30th, $7 race day, $1 no shirt, T-shirts to the first 100 entrants, Make checks payable to: Bellefonte Area Cross-Country Booster Club. Mail entries to: Kim Gasper, Bellefonte Area High School, 830 Bishop St., Bellefonte, PA 16823. For additional information call (814) 383-9932 (evenings). Application & information available online: www.basd.net ,click on Cross-Country, then RRRR application. PLEASE PLAN ON ARRIVING 1/2 HOUR PRIOR TO YOUR CHILDS RACE TIME!

Additional race day features: concession stand, health & fitness related activities, face painting. Family oriented.

The NVRC Indoor Mile Series


The Nittany Valley Running Club's 2017 Indoor Mile Series was another success. A heat for Ability Athetes and Wounded Warriors was added to the event for the second year. In the runs, there were again great match-ups, continuing rivalries, and personal and Club records have been the norm at these races. The Indoor Mile series are held in conjunction with four Penn State Indoor Track Meets. The 2018 Indoor Mile Series will feature three events The Indoor Miles are the first event at each of the Penn State's Indoor season meets, which are held at the Horace Ashenfelter III Multi-Sport Facility. The Series is open to all members of the Nittany Valley Running Club except students high school age or younger (due to NCAA recruiting rules). To become a member, go to http://nvrun.com/index.php/club/membership.You can sign also up for NVRC membership at each meet. Bring the membership form.

The Indoor Mile Series Is free. The Club will make a donation to the PSU Track and Field Booster Club. If you'd like to add to that donation, bring a few dollars.

In order to be on the roster for a particular meet, you must contact Marty Klanchar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 4 PM on the Wednesday before the meet. Please give Marty an idea of your expected finishing time so that he can organize heats.Sign up early! There will be absolutely no race day sign-ups for any of the meets!

The Indoor Mile series is a great way to keep your speed training on schedule during the long winter months. The races give you goals to shoot for. We generally get a wide range of ages, experience, and talent, with times in any race ranging from under 4:30 to over 8:00. So don't by shy!

2018 Series Dates:

Indoor Mile #1: Saturday, January 13. Held in conjuction with the Penn State Nittany Lion Challenge. Results.

Indoor Mile #2: Friday, January 26. Held in conjunction with the Penn State National. Results.

Indoor Mile #3 and 3000 Meter Run: Friday, February 2. Held in conjunction with the Sykes-Sabok Challenge Cup. Results

Indoor Mile Series Information:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Application for NVRC Membership

Pace Chart

2018 Indoor Mile Series Final Standings 

The 2018 Predicted Mile Contest

Series results from previous years

Series Records