The Nittany Valley Running Club's 2023 Indoor Mile Series was another success, bringing the Series back to pre-COVID participation levels. In the runs, there were again great match-ups, continuing rivalries, and personal and Club records have been the norm at these races. The Series will be back for 2024!

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 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!

2023 Series Dates:

Indoor Mile #1: Saturday, January 14. In conjunction with the Nittany Lion Challenge. Results.

Indoor Mile #2: Friday, January 27. Results

Indoor Mile #3 and 3000 Meter Run: Saturday, February 4. Results

Indoor Mile Series Information:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Application for NVRC Membership

Pace Chart

2023 Indoor Mile Series Final Standings 

The 2023 Predicted Mile Contest

Series results from previous years

Series Records