Join the NVRC - Now You Can Do It Online!

You can now join the Nittany Valley Running Club, or renew your membership, online. It's easy to do. And a great deal. $10 per year helps support all the great races, activities, and youth programs that our Club sponsors. There are multi-year and family discounts. The online sign-up is handled by, and so there is a small convenience fee for this service. But it sure beats trying to remember to renew by mail, let alone tearing your house apart looking for a stamp! Click here to join or renew online. (You can still join or renew by mail by filling out and mailing in this form.)

For Current Local Running News and Discussion, Join Our Google Group!

In early 2018, we moved our email listserve to Google Groups due to unreliable service from our previous provider Yahoo. The Club listserve is where we keep you updated on coming events including races, group runs, meetings, and other activities. It's also a forum for discussing training programs, running health and injury prevention, and anything else of interest in the local running community. You do not have to be a dues-paying member of the NVRC to join our listserve, but we encourage you to join the Club!

If you would like to join our Google Group, instructions and more are here

Spring 2017 Running Workshop Series: Run Healthy, Run Strong

The 2017 Spring Running Workshop Series is being put on by Cheryl Keller Capone, PhD, NASM-CPT and  Christine Dorman, USATF Level I. The workshops will be held at Tudek Park (at the pavilion) at 3 PM on four successive Sundays: April 30, May 7, May 14, and May 21. This program is designed for beginners as well as more advanced runners looking to improve their performance. Please come dressed to run. We also suggest bringing a large towel as some activities will be performed lying on the ground.

Each weekly session will have three main parts:

Part I will focus on topics such as breathing mechanics, core stability, and body weight strength training. The emphasis will be on instruction and proper technique, along with practice time. Each week will build upon the week prior, but it is not essential to attend every session. No experience required!

Part 2 will focus on dynamic warm up exercises/drills. Over the 4 week course, we  will cover differences between warming up for longer distances vs. speed work vs. races.

Part 3 will be a group run in Tudek Park around the 1.5 ml loop course - various pace groups available.

Registration: This program is FREE, but pre-registration is required and limited to 20 participants. To register, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and provide your name, age, email address and phone number. 

Here's an informational flyer.

2013 Race Series Leader Board

The 2013 Race Series is over! Please accept our apologies for the delay in getting results out. The new Race Series Scoring software took some time to get over its early bumps, and there were some problems along the way, including a hardware crash! Below is the list of this year's top finishers, those eligible for Awards.

This year's top point getter was again Alan Effrig. Alan has won the prize the last two years! A new Series rule regarding repeat winners stipulates that Alan is "on hiatus" until next year, but his points are posted as a challenge. First place this year goes to Tom Cali. Matt Smith came in second, and Dan Craighead was third. Marty Mazur was a close 4th. The top 3 get special awards, and anyone who got over 30 points will be rewarded.

There is no longer a contest for Volunteer of the Year, but Club volunteers are rewarded according to a points system. Top volunteers and their awards are also listed below.

Full tallies for the Race Series Cup and Volunteer Awards are here.

Information on the Race Series, Volunteer Awards, and full standings, can be found here. You must be an NVRC member to participate. If you want to participate in the 2014 Race Series, it's time to join the Club!

Read more: 2013 Race Series Leader Board

18th Annual NVRC Herbie's Home Town Loop 4 mile Run/Walk

The NVRC/18th annual Herbie's Home Town Loop 4 mile run/walk will be held on Saturday, August 3rd beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Rogers Stadium.

If you can not participate in the run/walk, we are looking for volunteers on race day.

Jeremy Herbstritt was a 1998 Bellefonte Area High School graduate who loved life and the outdoors. He, and 31 other students and professors, were killed during a mass shooting on April 16, 2007 at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Herbie’s Home “Town Loop” was created by Jeremy's family and friends in 2007 to remember and honor him, and give something back to the community who gave so much to them in their time of grief.

Read more: 18th Annual NVRC Herbie's Home Town Loop 4 mile Run/Walk