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The Nittany Track and Field (NTF) youth club will kick off its 15th Cross Country season on August 26th! We invite boys and girls 8-18 years of age to join our fall cross country program. The program is geared towards a wide range of athletes - from beginners to advanced competitors. Our goal is to create a fun training environment for the youth to help them appreciate running as a life activity, train, improve, and achieve their goals. Cross country as a youth sport provides a good balance of the physical and social aspect - we go on runs in parks and on trails, travel to races, play our favorite games, and just have a good time in fresh air. See if your children want to be part of our team this fall.

Here is some information about the program in the nutshell:

Season: August 26 - November 17, 2019
Practice hours: 5:45 - 7:15 pm Monday through Thursday (+ Sunday long runs 3:00 - 4:15 pm). Attendance flexible.
Practice location: Tudek Park / Location varies for Sunday runs
Registration fees: $70 per season ($50 siblings)
Registration for the Fall season is open, and you can sign up online HERE. (Deadline September 5th)
Orientation session will be held at the beginning of the first practice (8/26 at 5:45 pm) at the first pavilion (near the tennis courts) at Tudek.

During the fall season, NTF athletes will have an opportunity to compete in local all-comers cross country races (NVRC-CRPR, Juniata Valley Striders), Middle School Invitationals, and Cross Country Regional and National Championships.

Here is the program FLYER you can forward to anyone who you know have children that may be interested.

For more information, please check NTF website (www.ntfxc.com), or if you have any questions, please feel free to email them to Mark Fedkin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..