After a couple of years' hiatus, the NVRC Race Series came back in 2017. Though not well publicized, the Series was a success in 2017 and 2018, and we're going to make a bigger deal of it in 2019.
NVRC Series History
Old-timers may recall that in the 1980s the Club had a race series where points were given for race participation and performance. After a multi-year hiatus, the Nittany Valley Running Club brought back the NVRC Race Series Cup in 2008. The main difference between the old and the new Series is that there is now a Volunteer Awards category as well as a competition for the Race Series Cup.
From 2008 through 2012, prizes were awarded only to the top point-getters in both the Race Series Cup and a Volunteer of the Year competitions. Starting in 2013, the competitive aspect of the Volunteer Awards was eliminated. Volunteer Awards were given to all volunteers who accumulate enough points according to the awards schedule found here. In addition, non-competitive individual achievement awards are given to all runners in the Race Series who accumulate enough points according to the awards schedule.
The 2019 Race Series
The 2019 NVRC Race Series begins with the 2019 First Night Resolution Run 5K on December 31, 2018. Race points and volunteer points will be tracked and awards for Race Series Cup winner and Volunteer Awards for 2019 will be given at the regular club meeting in February 2020.
See the series calendar for a listing of all the races in the series.
Please note that all decisions by the club officers are final. This might include, but is not limited to, race selection, scoring, and fair-play.
Here's a guide to the Series: