Board Meeting

Club officers present: Bob Shafer (president), Dave Eggler (treasurer), Marty Mazur (communications director), Erika Christiansen (secretary/archivist). Others present: Jake Clements and family, Cheryl Capone.

Membership Meeting:

Club officers present: Bob Shafer (president), Dave Eggler (treasurer), Marty Mazur (communications director), Erika Christiansen (secretary/archivist). Others present: David Lloyd, Jake Clements and family, Liz and Jim Kisenwether, Dave DeGroote , Rev. Carl Miller, Monica Mahoney, John Iceland, Mark Fedkin, Kim Gasper and family, Josh Cone and family, Katrina D’Anca, Cheryl Capone. A new member, new to State College: John Julius.

The officers discussed the proposed routes for the Arts Fest races. There will only be 2 races, 5K starting at 8:00 am and the10K starting at 8:15 am. The kids race will start at 9:30 am. This year, there will not be a 10 miler.

Josh Cone presented to the officers a request to look into purchasing an entry level new timing system, RFID. This request would be for smaller races with no more than 50/75 runners. Josh will send all the details of the proposal to David Eggler . The officers will look into the proposal.


Marty Mazur spoke about up coming races. The Egg Hill race which is the 15th Annual NVRC 10 mile race and relays, will be held on April 15th with a start time of 2:30 pm at the Old Gregg School. The race benefits the Penns Valley track and cross country programs. You may sign-up through ImAthlete at this link:

Kim Gasper spoke about the Red Raider Rally Race in Bellefonte, Saturday May 19th. This will be an out and back near the CVS. There will be a quarter mile (Kindergarten and younger), half mile (start times will be different for grades 1 and 2, and for grades 3 and 4) and a mile (girls 6 grade and younger, boys 8th grade and younger). You may apply for the race through this form:

Liz Kisenwether spoke about the 2nd Annual Fibonacci cross country 5K , relay and a fun run. In addition to the 5K, there will be a 2.5K relay and a 1K fun run for children under the age of 8. This race supports hands-on STEM experiences for kids and to spark creativity and imagination. You may register at: https//

The NVRC has switched from Yahoo groups list serve to Google groups list serve. Please be sure to log onto Google groups and search for the Nittany Valley Running Club to sign-up and be abreast of everything that is going on with the club via email.

Marty also announced there is some discussion with Mike Casper, the race director for the Tussey mOUnTaiNBACK that there will be something new with the course. Hold onto your breeches…the course will be going in reverse. Yes, we did say this, backwards. The Tussey Teasers are set up for the original course as of right now. Tune in to get more details and when the new map of the course will be unveiled.

Lastly, the club is looking into a location for the BBQ for the club and family members this August. Once the location is reserved you’ll be the first to know.

Upcoming Races:
12th Annual Faith Centre 5K / King and Queen of the Hills 10K
Saturday April 7th at 8:00 am

Bunny Hop 5K
Saturday April 7th at 9:00 am
State College

Coaches vs. Cancer 5K
Saturday April 7th at 9:30 am
University Park

Run with the Law 5K
Saturday April 7th at 12:00 pm

Tussey Teaser #2: Tussey to Whipple 11 miler
Sunday April 8th at 9:00 am
Tudek Park State College

Third Annual Aidan’s Miles for Smiles 5K Walk/Run
Saturday April 14th 9:00 am
Woolrich, PA

The NVRC Rodney Myers Memorial 15th Annual Egg Hill 10 Miler and Relay
Sunday April 15th 2:30 pm
Spring Mills

Hyner Challenge 25K and 50K Trail Races
Saturday April 21st 8:00 am
Hyner, PA

Night and Day Salon & Spa 3rd Annual Earth Month 5K Walk/Run
Saturday April 21st 10:00 am
Ramey, PA

2018 Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run
Sunday April 22nd 11:00 am
University Park

CLC Charter School 5K Zoom
Saturday April 28th 8:00 am
Tudek Park

10th Annual Pets Come First Dog Jog 5K and 1.5 Mile Walk
Saturday April 28th 10:00 am
Centre Hall

Next meeting: June 5, 2018