the Penns Valley Area School District track and cross country programs.
Date: Sunday, March 22, 2015
Time: Race starts at 2:30 p.m. Race day registration opens at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Spring Mills, Pennsylvania. Located along Rt. 45 approximately 20 miles east of State College. Race begins and ends at the Gregg Township Elementary School.
Route and distance: The route will begin near the Gregg Township Elementary School in Spring Mills and will then follow scenic country roads around the mountain known as Egg Hill for a total of 10 miles, ending back at the school. The route is wheel measured and is mostly paved, with a mile and a half or so of well-maintained unpaved road.
Runners may register to run the full course as a solo race or may run as a three-person medley relay team. Two-person teams may also compete in the three-person category, with any order acceptable, as long as each runner does at least one leg. Leg lengths are 3.0 miles, 5.0 miles, and 2.0 miles, as shown on the map. All legs are wheel-measured.
Leg 1: Begins at the baseball field behind the Spring Mills Elementary School and heads east through Spring Mills and then south out of town. The second half of this 3-mile leg includes a long moderate uphill of about a mile, the most difficult of the course.
Leg 2: The first half of this 5-mile leg consists of gently rolling hills, with beautiful views of Georges Valley along the way. The last half is mostly on Egg Hill Road, a well-maintained gravel road that cuts across a bit of the western end of the mountain. It begins on the level, proceeds to a steep .3-mile uphill, and then goes through a couple of moderate hills before ending the leg on the level.
Leg 3: This leg is just right for the sprint home. The entire 2 miles runs alongside Sinking Creek and is virtually flat, with a very slight drop of 20 feet or so over the length of the leg.
Team vehicles will always wait at the the next transition zone for the current runner, and then proceed to the following zone after the transition. Runners may drive or you may want to have a seperate driver. Two-person teams will be much better off with a driver.
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Categories and prizes-
Solo run: Male and female divisions in ages 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+. First, second, and third place awards in each category.
Medley relay: Male, female, mixed and family divisions will each receive awards for first, second, and third place, with an award for each team member.
Family- This category is for those running families who would like to compete together. Teams may consist of 2 or 3 runners and be reasonably closely related, ie. siblings, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, or first cousins. Let's not have any ringers who claim to be a "third cousin twice removed". That's what the other categories are for. There is also no separation of male, female or mixed in this category.
Prizes: A race tee-shirt is guaranteed for all preregistered runners (does not include kids' race), as well as for volunteers. This year, runners may opt out of receiving a tee-shirt and save $6 on their registration fee. Additional shirts may be available for late and race day registrants, and limited numbers may be for sale if there are extras.
Kids' Race and Activities: There will be be shorter kids' races in the area of the school for children under the age of 12. These will be held at around 4:30 and lengths will be 400 meters for ages 7 and under, 400 meters for ages 8 and 9, and 800 meters for ages 10 and 11. There will be ribbons for the top three male and female winners in each age category. We are also planning to have activities for children during the main race. Restroom facilities are available at the school.
Registration fees: Registration fees are as follows-
solo runners: preregistration until March 8 is $20. Late registration
or at the race is $25. Tee-shirt guaranteed for preregistered runners
Both solo runners and team runners may opt out of receiving a race tee-shirt and subtract $6 from their registration fee.
Checks may be made out to The Nittany Valley Running Club. NVRC members receive a $1 discount. For information about joining, see http://www.nvrun.com
Race beneficiary: The race will benefit the Penns Valley Area School District track and cross country programs.
For more information, check back periodically or contact Scott and Jodi Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 814-880-5104.