The Nittany Valley Half-Marathon will be on Sunday, December 5th in State College, Pennsylvania!
Half Marathon Course
The 13.1 mile course begins & ends on the Penn State campus, touring through rolling countryside, along scenic Spring Creek and through quaint Houserville.
Course: Race day headquarters, parking and the start line are at the Sniger Ag Arena. Due to COVID-19 runners will NOT have access to the inside of the Snider Ag Arena. There will be outdoor port-a-potties available.
The start will be a rolling start. You can cross the start mat anytime between 9am and 10am. You will be chip timed so your overall time will be calculated based on when you start.
We have a detailed course map with elevation profile. The course will be well-marked by signage and volunteers.
The finish line is across the street from the start, at the former Visitor's Center.
Please note that we ask runners to park at the Start Line/Ag Arena so that the Visitors Center remains a safe area for all of our runners as they finish.
Time Limit: Runners will have to reach Mile 9 by 12:30. The course will be closed at 1:30 pm. All runners must complete the course in 3.5 hours if they start at 10am, 4.5 hours if they start at 9am.
Start Line/Race Headquarters:
Snider Ag Arena
State College, PA 16803
Former Visitor's Center
800 E Park Ave, State College, PA 16803
Directly across from Beaver Stadium
Please note: the hill challenge will not be running for 2021.
Traffic: Most of the course is open to traffic; therefore, you must follow applicable Pennsylvania highway laws (please keep to the shoulder, be attentive to other road users, etc.).
For the safety of all of our runners, strollers/baby joggers and dogs are not permitted on the course.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have a no spectator policy this year.
Water Stops: Bottled water will be available at the following locations: