The NVRC Rodney Myers Memorial Run Around Egg Hill
Benefiting the Penns Valley Area School District track and cross country programs.
A Nittany Valley Running Club race. Sponsored by Runner's World.
The Run Around Egg Hill is a 10 Mile race around the base of Egg Hill. The setting is the scenic countryside of Spring Mills, Pennsylvania. The course along the skirts of Egg Hill is challenging, particularly in miles 2, 3, and 6, but the last 2 miles are nice, flat run along Sinking Creek to the finish. Runners can take on the challenges solo, or in three-person teams. The relay option has three legs of three, five, and then two miles.
17th Annual NVRC Rodney Myers Memorial Run Around Egg Hill 10-miler and Relay Race
Race Date: Keep and eye out for information about the 2020 race!
Time: Race starts at 2:30 p.m. Race day registration opens at 1:00 p.m.
Online Registration Information: Registration information for the 2020 race is coming.
Mail-in Registration Information: Registration information for the 2020 race is coming.
Location: Spring Mills, Pennsylvania. Located along Rt. 45 approximately 20 miles east of State College. Race begins and ends at the Gregg Township Elementary School.
Results From Previous Years: Go here for results from past years' races.
Categories and prizes-
Solo run: Male and female divisions in ages 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+. First, second, and third place awards in each category.
Medley relay: Male, female, mixed, and family divisions will each receive awards for first, second, and third place, with an award for each team member.
Family- This category is for those running families who would like to compete together. Teams may consist of 2 or 3 runners and be reasonably closely related, ie. siblings, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, or first cousins. Let's not have any ringers who claim to be a "third cousin twice removed". That's what the other categories are for. There is also no separation of male, female or mixed in this category.
Prizes: A race tee-shirt is guaranteed for all preregistered runners (does not include kids' race), as well as for volunteers. Additional shirts may be available for late and race day registrants, and limited numbers may be for sale if there are extras.
Kids' Race and Activities: There will be be shorter kids' races in the area of the school for children under the age of 12. These will be held at around 4:30 and lengths will be 400 meters for ages 7 and under, 400 meters for ages 8 and 9, and 800 meters for ages 10 and 11. There will be ribbons for the top three male and female winners in each age category. Restroom facilities are available at the school.
Registration fees: Registration fees are as follows-
10-mile solo runners: Preregistration until March 20th is $30. Late registration or at the race is $35. Relay teams: 2 person team fees will be $40 until March 20th and $45 for late/race day registration. 3 person team fees will be $50 until March 20th and $55 for late/race day registration. Tee-shirt guaranteed for preregistered runners only.
Kids' races: no preregistration required. Fee is $4. Tee-shirt not included.
Race beneficiary: The race will benefit the Penns Valley Area School District track and cross country programs.
Route and distance: The route will begin near the Gregg Township Elementary School in Spring Mills and will then follow scenic country roads around the mountain known as Egg Hill for a total of 10 miles, ending back at the school. The route is wheel measured and is mostly paved, with a mile and a half or so of well-maintained unpaved road.
Egg Hill Course
Course Elevation Profile
Runners may register to run the full course as a solo race or may run as a three-person medley relay team. Two-person teams may also compete in the three-person category, with any order acceptable, as long as each runner does at least one leg. Leg lengths are 3.0 miles, 5.0 miles, and 2.0 miles, as shown on the map. All legs are wheel-measured.
Leg 1: Begins at the baseball field behind the Spring Mills Elementary School and heads east through Spring Mills and then south out of town. The second half of this 3-mile leg includes a long moderate uphill of about a mile, the most difficult of the course.
Leg 2: The first half of this 5-mile leg consists of gently rolling hills, with beautiful views of Georges Valley along the way. The last half is mostly on Egg Hill Road, a well-maintained gravel road that cuts across a bit of the western end of the mountain. It begins on the level, proceeds to a steep .3-mile uphill, and then goes through a couple of moderate hills before ending the leg on the level.
Leg 3: This leg is just right for the sprint home. The entire 2 miles runs alongside Sinking Creek and is virtually flat, with a very slight drop of 20 feet or so over the length of the leg.
Team vehicles will always wait at the the next transition zone for the current runner, and then proceed to the following zone after the transition. Runners may drive or you may want to have a seperate driver. Two-person teams will be much better off with a driver.
Please Support Our Generous 2019 Business Sponsors
Jimmy Brown of Hampton's Battery F (race start cannon)
Interested in joining our growing list of business sponsors? E-mail Scott and Jodi Butler at