The Nittany Valley Running Club's 2020 Indoor Mile Series was another success. In the runs, there were again great match-ups, continuing rivalries, and personal and Club records have been the norm at these races. The 2021 Indoor Mile Series was canceled due to COVID, but the Series is back for 2022!

The Indoor Mile Series are held in conjunction with three Penn State Indoor Track Meets. 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 adult members of the Nittany Valley Running Club. High school age runners and younger cannot participate in the Indoor Mile Series


The Indoor Mile Series Is free to all active members of the NVRC.

Due to COVID-19 considerations, we are instituting the following policy for this year's Indoor Mile Series:

If you need to become a member or renew,  go to http://nvrun.com/index.php/club/membership. All mile entrants need to be an active member prior to the meet. Use the online registration link above to join. There will not be membership registration (written forms) or a check-in table this year in order to limit person-to-person contact.  Once heats are determined, approximately a day or so in advance of the meet, you will be emailed instructions as to heat, hip and shoulder numbers, and starting time. The indoor track will not be open for warmups, so come prepared to warmup outside.  

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 3 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!


2022 Series Dates:

Indoor Mile #1: Saturday, January 15. Results.

Indoor Mile #2: Friday, January 21. In conjunction with the Penn State National. The first heat begins at 4:30 PM. (NOTE: Time has been changed from 4 PM) Please arrive at least a half hour early. 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 3 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!

Indoor Mile #3 and 3000 Meter Run: Saturday, January 29. In conjunction with the Sykes-Sabok Challenge Cup. The first heat begins at 11:30 AM. Please arrive at least a half hour early. The 3000 meter race will follow the Indoor Mile heats. There will be a Predicted Time Contest for the Indoor Mile, with a prize for the runner who completes the mile in a time closest to his or her predicted time. There will be an awards ceremony for the Series immediately after the 3000 meter race in the check-in area. 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 3 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!

Indoor Mile Series Information:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Application for NVRC Membership

Pace Chart

2020 Indoor Mile Series Final Standings 

The 2020 Predicted Mile Contest

Series results from previous years

Series Records