6:30pm, Hi-Way Pizza N. Atherton, State College
In attendance: Bob Crowe (president), Dave Eggler (treasurer), Marty Mazur (communications director), Tara Murray (secretary/archivist), newcomers Patrick and Stephanie, guest Andrew Batdorf, Cheryl Capone, Dave DeGroote, Carl Miller, Kim Gasper, Jayson Jackson, Todd Baney, John Iceland, Jeff Smucker, Mike Casper, Allison Machnicki, Mark Fedkin.
The Egg Hill 10-miler was another success.
Todd Baney reported that the April Fools 5K, benefitting the Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association had a successful second year with 127 finishers. The race will return for a third year in 2014.
Marty Mazur ran the Bunny Blitz 5K “trail” race (really dirt roads) and reported that it was a good event. It happens on a farm every year the Saturday before Easter.
Kim Gasper coordinates a fundraiser with students at Bellefonte for CVIM in conjunction with Marathoners for Medicine. The event will be on May 9 and everyone is encouraged to come support the kids.
The Tussey Mountainback is one of the premiere races in the area, serving as the USA 50 Mile Championships and attracting hundreds of relay runners. Two people are needed to manage the database – one technical person who can program Access and one data entry person. Contact Mike Casper if interested.
Jayson Jackson will coordinate a Thanksgiving race benefitting running programs at St. Joseph's Catholic Academy in Boalsburg. They had 7 kids in the track program the first year and grew to 20 this year. The race proceeds will benefit a growing program. The NVRC has supported St. Joseph's runners at regional competitions, and Jayson thanked the club. The race will take place in Boalsburg and members present at the meeting voted to make it a club race.
Carl Miller passed around a brochure about his son's new kayaking company in Hershey, Cocoa Kayaks.
Next meeting: June 4, 2013