NVRC Give 'Em 5! Run For Veterans

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The NVRC Give 'Em 5! Runs For Veterans are 5K and 5 Mile races in Bellefonte typically run near Veterans Day. The races are dedicated to honoring the sacrifices and commitments of our community’s brave veterans. Funds raised from this race will be made available to veterans in need of financial assistance through the Veterans Assistance Fund, a non-profit fund created specifically for helping our community’s warriors in their time of need.

All disbursements of the fund are for eligible veterans and must be approved by the Veterans Assistance Fund Committee. The Veterans Assistance Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit fund, was created to assist Centre County (PA) Veterans in their time of need. The fund provides financial assistance to qualified Centre County Veterans. The Veterans Assistance Fund Committee will determine eligibility for the fund through an application process. To learn more about the Veterans Assistance Fund or make a donation: https://sites.google.com/site/vetassistancefund/

The  9th Annual Give 'Em 5! Runs For Veterans will be held on Sunday, October 28 at 1 PM at the Bellefonte Area Middle School, 100 N. School St., Bellefonte, PA. 


  • Overall top 3 males & top 3 females 5K and 5Mile
  • Awards to top 1 male and female in the following age groups:
    13 & under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
  • Special awards for the top male and female veterans!
  • T-shirts (guaranteed to the first pre-registered entrants) • Refreshments • Door prizes



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Past Race Results:


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2014 2015 2016 2017


Indoor Mile Series Predicted Time Contest

Indoor Mile Series Predicted Times Contest 

  Just for fun.....

All participants in the final race of the Indoor Mile Series are invited to predict their finishing time.  There will be a prize for the runner who is closest to his (or her) predicted time. Runners will run without watches and will only have reference to the race clock. 

Register your predicted time when you email Marty Klanchar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up for the February 6th race. Or do so at check-in. As always with these contests, you are invited to post your time and trash-talk with other runners at the Nittany Valley Running Club Yahoo! Discussion Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NVRC/. 


Created 11/28/07

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Red Raider Rally Run

The Bellefonte Area Cross-Country Booster Club is sponsoring a new set of races for kids 8th grade and under. The Red Raider Rally Run will be held on Saturday, May 14th at the  Bellefonte Area Middle School, School St., Bellefonte, PA.

Here are the race categories. Red Raider 1/4 mile race (kindergarten & younger), Girls-9 a.m., Boys-9:15 a.m.; Red Raider 1/2 mile race, Girls (Grades 1 & 2)-9:30 a.m., Boys (Grades 1 & 2)-9:45 a.m., Girls (Grades 3 & 4)-10 a.m., Boys (Grades 3 & 4)-10:15 a.m.; Red Raider Mile Race (6th grade & younger), Girls-10:30 a.m., Boys-10:45 a.m.; Red Raider 1.5 Mile Race (8th grade & younger), Boys & Girls-11 a.m., Medals will be awarded to the first 5 finishers in EACH race (Boys & Girls). All runners in each race will receive ribbons. Entry fee: $5 pre-registration by April 30th, $7 race day, $1 no shirt, T-shirts to the first 100 entrants, Make checks payable to: Bellefonte Area Cross-Country Booster Club. Mail entries to: Kim Gasper, Bellefonte Area High School, 830 Bishop St., Bellefonte, PA 16823. For additional information call (814) 383-9932 (evenings). Application & information available online: www.basd.net ,click on Cross-Country, then RRRR application. PLEASE PLAN ON ARRIVING 1/2 HOUR PRIOR TO YOUR CHILDS RACE TIME!

Additional race day features: concession stand, health & fitness related activities, face painting. Family oriented.

Arts Fest T-Shirts Through The Years

Here is a gallery of some Arts Fest T-shirts through the years. Click on any T-shirt thumbnail for a bigger view. If you have a T-shirt from a race not represented here, take a photo of it and send it to Dave Eggler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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The Centre Region Youth Cross-Country Program

No Entry Fee!        Ribbons to all Runners!

The Centre Region Youth Cross-Country Program

The Nittany Valley Running Club and Centre Region Park and Recreation are sponsors for cross-country races for Centre Region youth, ages 14 and under. The program began in Fall 1999, and  we've had more than 100 kids participating each year. Participation is free!

The Centre Region Youth X-C schedule typically permits two to four meets a year. This Fall (2018), our schedule has three meets:

Saturday, September 8th
Saturday, September 22nd
Saturday, October 6th

The races will be held at: Oak Hall Regional Park, located at 120 Linden Hall Road. This is the home course for Joseph's Catholic Adademy. Signup will be on the morning of each race; Parent/Guardian signature required! Please save us some time at the registration desk by filling out out the release form, which once submitted is good for all races in this year's series.


Ribbons are given to all runners, and the emphasis is on participation and fun.  All children are welcome (whether or not you live in the Centre Region), and there is no fee to participate. 

X-C run distances and age groups are based on National AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) standards.

Here are maps of the courses:

As of 12/31/18, if you are: Your X-C age group is: X-C Distance

Start Time

8 years old or younger Primary 2K
(1.2 miles)

8:30 AM

9 or 10 years old Bantam 3K
(1.8 miles)

9:00 AM

11 or 12 years old Midget 3K
(1.8 miles)

9:00 AM

13 or 14 years old Youth 4K
(2.4 miles)

9:30 AM

Note: A mix of running/jogging/walking is certainly o.k.  We have had children much younger than 8 years old participate,  along with a parent or older sibling.  It's all about exposure to X-C, having fun, and talking pride in a solid accomplishment!


Questions?  Contact -

  • Greg Fredericks (814) 466-6976    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Liz Kisenwether  (814) 571-3487   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

See the Fall Schedule .
See past youth cross-country results