July 16, 2023
Boalsburg, PA
by Hayden Davidson

Pictures on this page courtesy of Marty Mazur and Meira Minard.

Here's a link to a ton of photos taken at various places on the course, courtesy of John Balogh and Annemarie Mounts.


                      Arts Fest Race Director Hayden Davidson congratulates Bob Crowe, a young 75, for finishing the 10 Mile race.

                                                Kids Race Director Meira Minard was doling out popsicles at the finish line 

The weather fortunately cooperated for the return of the Sue Crowe Memorial Arts Festival Races. It was great to get these races going again and see new and old faces at a new location and a new course. This year’s rendition featured a 5K and a 10-mile race.

In a photo-finish, Drew Kogelman inched out his brother Will and Jigar Gosalia to claim the 5K win with a time of 16:12. Erica Frees was the Women’s 5K winner with a time of 19:47.

The 10-mile race rolled through the hills of Linden Hall. Loc O took home the 10-mile crown with a time of 57:28, holding a large gap over second place runner AJ Kelly who crossed in 59:05. Liz Wright came through in 1:07:23 to win the Women’s 10-mile race.

Meira Minard then lead the 1/2 mile and 1/4 mile races around the Military Museum paths. The races were complete with post-race popsicles.

Thank you to all of our event sponsors for making this event possible: Mount Nittany Health, ReMax Cali Barter Hoover Team, Northwest Bank. Huge thank you to our prizes sponsors for providing prizes to our winners and top finishers in each age group: Rapid Transit Sports, Appalachian Outdoors, Sheetz, and Central PA Festival of the Arts. And thanks to the Boalsburg Fire Company for providing traffic control at key junctions on the 10 Mile course.

No race is complete without volunteers. Thank you to numerous volunteers who helped the day run smoothly. I know I may be missing some but thank you to Matthew Machovec, Marc Counterman, Baylee Balogh, Matt Balogh, and William Peck for pre-race packet pickup; Michael Goldfine, Jodi Patterson, and Julianna Barry for helping with registration; Marvin Hall, Andrew Maguire and Ted Kitchener for being at turns on the course; Marty Mazur for being our trail vehicle on the course; Marty Klanchar for running points on the course and helping with turns and course direction; The Bike Roost for providing our lead bike and trail bike; Nittany Track & Field, Jessie Beers-Altman, Marcie Rockey, Chad Rockey, Gary Wiser, Lesley Duffus, Emily Schuster, and Alex Koehl for working water stations; Wendy Davidson, Stuart Selber and Erin Connolly for helping with set up at the finish line; Jayson Jackson and Josh Cone for being all over the place from registration to the end and helping in numerous places wherever needed; Meira Minard and Carole for organizing the Kids Races and Dave Eggler for timing the Kids Races.

Also a huge thank you to Pam Etters, Carol Baney and Jen Shuey from Central PA Festival of the Arts for their support.

We are bringing these races back after being away for four years so we know there were some hiccups. If you have any feedback you’d like to share feel free to reach out directly to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..