Participating Hotels


Mt. Nittany Marathon Special!!
PER NIGHT Rates for Friday, September 4th – Monday, September 7th, 2015


The Atherton Hotel
124 S. Atherton St., State College, PA 16801; (814)231-2100
$109 + Tax and Parking

Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites
115 Premiere Drive, State College, PA 16801; (814) 234-8393
$85.00  + Tax

Comfort Suites
132 Village Drive, State College, PA 16801; (814) 235-1900
$79.00  + Tax  Promo Code: Mount Nittany Marathon

Country Inn & Suites
1357 East College Avenue, State College, PA 16801; (814) 234-6000
$79.00  + Tax  Promo Code: Mount Nittany Marathon

Courtyard by Marriott
1730 University Drive, State College, PA 16801; (814) 238-1881
$129.00  + Tax

Days Inn – Penn State
240 South Pugh Street, State College, PA 16801; (814) 238-8454
$104.00  + Tax

Fairfield Inn & Suites
2215 North Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801; (814) 238-3871
$119.00  + Tax  Promo Code MNMG

Hampton Inn & Suites
1955 Waddle Road, State College, PA 16801; (814) 231-1899
$109.00  + Tax  Promo Code MNM

Hilton Garden Inn
1221 East College Avenue, State College, PA 16801; (814) 272-1221
$89.00  + Tax  Promo Code NSR

Ramada Conference & Golf Hotel
1450 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801; (814) 238-3001
$65.00 + Tax  Promo Code Mt Nittany Marathon or group code (MNIT)

Residence Inn by Marriott
1555 University Drive, State College, PA 16801; (814) 235-6960
$139.00 + Tax

Sleep Inn
111 Village Drive, State College, PA 16801; (814) 235-1020
$69.00 + Tax  Promo Code: Mount Nittany Marathon

Super 8
1663 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801; (814) 237-8005
$85.00 + Tax

The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16801; (814) 863-5050
$94.00 + Tax  Code: PROMO

Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center
One Country Club Lane, State College, PA 16801; (814)234-8000
$99 + Tax Code: NITTANY

All rooms are subject to availability and applicable taxes will be applied. Pricing is PER NIGHT. 

With Special Thanks to the
Central PA Convention & Visitors Bureau


Marathon Volunteer Information

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the 3nd Mt. Nittany Marathon on September 6, 2015.  Happy, smiling faces along the race route are the best motivation for our runners.  We need 200 volunteers to successfully manage the race — if you can help, or know someone who can, please volunteer

For a complete list of all our volunteer needs, click to open our Volunteer Packet.

NOTE as of 8/20/15: All Water Stations and Pre-and Post-Race Help Opportunities are filled.  We NEED  course marshals and bicyclists!  See below for the Course Marshal spots still available.  Maps are in the Volunteer Packet linked above.  Thank you!

Decide which opportunity best suits you and email me your name and preferred location and we’ll get you set up!

Thank you for volunteering and supporting the Mount Nittany Conservancy! 

John Hook
President, Mount Nittany Conservancy

23 Rock Hill Rd  & Linden Hall Rd 1 7:30 – 10:00 AM
30 Brandywine & Scenery Dr 1 8:00 – 10:30 AM
31 Scenery Drive & Windmere Dr 1 8:00 – 11:00 AM
32 Windmere Dr & Windmere Dr 1 8:00 – 11:00 AM
33 Windmere Dr & Rolling Ridge Drive 1 8:00 – 11:00 AM
34 Rolling Ridge Dr & S. Atherton 1 8:00 – 11:00 AM
36 S. Atherton & Branch Rd 1 8:00 – 11:00 AM
63 Bike Path at end of Hillcrest Ave. 1 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
64 Bike Path at end of W. Park Ave 1 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

2014 – 2015 Donors

We’re all very fortunate that concerned alumni and community members who have worked to acquire and protect Mt. Nittany over the past 60 plus years. We are pleased to recognize the individuals and groups that have supported the Mountain and the Mount Nittany Conservancy by donating to the Conservancy and renewing their commitment as a “Friend of Mount Nittany” annually, or those who have purchased one or more Life Estate Deeds from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. The Conservancy extends a special thanks to the John T. Ryan Jr. Memorial Foundation and the Lion’s Paw Alumni Association for their annual support to the Conservancy as well as our special Mountain Friend donors.

  • Ellis & Lynn Abramson, State College PA
  • George & Judy Ahart, Walnutport PA
  • Duane Frederick Alexander, Ellicott City MD
  • Robert & Judith Andronici, Centre Hall PA
  • Mr. James Richard Antoniono, Greensburg PA
  • John H. Armstrong, Grove City PA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Justin Armstrong, Pittsburgh PA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Warren Askov, State College PA (Centre Gives)
  • Scott Baldwin, Carlisle PA
  • Scott Baldwin, Carlisle PA  (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Edward Balzer, Lemont PA (Centre Gives)
  • E. J. Bazan, Lemont PA
  • Kim Bennett, Philipsburg PA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Margaret Biddle, State College PA (Centre Gives)
  • Pat & Paula Bisbey, State College PA (Centre Gives)
  • David Bishop, Jacksonville FL (Life Time Deed)
  • John and Veda Kay Black, State College PA (Centre Gives)
  • Barbara A. Boal, State College PA
  • Sarah Bolich, Hatboro PA (Life Time Deed)
  • Zoe Boniface, State College PA
  • Zoe Boniface, State College PA (Centre Gives)
  • Ms. Brenna-Leigh Bosch, Shamong NJ
  • Kristen Braitkrus, State College PA  (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Joel & Melissa Brickell, State College PA (Life Time Deed)
  • Ben Bronstein, State College PA (Centre Gives)
  • Edward and Elaine Brown, State College PA
  • John Collins and Mary Brown, State College PA
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Brown, Greenfield IN
  • William & Mary Jane Brune, State College PA
  • George C. Burwell Jr., Wyomissing PA
  • Pichkitti Bannangkoon, State College PA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Kim Bennett, Philipsburg PA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Andrew O. Brooks Sr., Gainesville VA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • E. Alan Cameron, State College PA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Donald Groves Carson, Presto PA
  • Joanne Schwartz Carter, Bloomfield Hills MI 
  • Mrs. Philip H. Cease, Mountainside NJ
  • Anthony Cerminaro, Jermyn PA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • John W. Chillas, Greencastle PA
  • Ms. Margaret Ciborowski, Sinking Spring PA
  • Karen Hargleroad Clautice, Fairbanks AK
  • Douglas & Kathryn Cochrane, Alexandria VA
  • John C. Collins, State College PA
  • Allen Conrad, Elizabethtown PA
  • Allen Conrad, Elizabethtown PA (Life Time Deed)
  • Marian Barash Coppersmith, State College PA
  • Edward & Dorothy Corbett, State College PA
  • Matt Creech, Greensboro NC (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Charles H. Culnane, Wilmington DE (2 Gifts)
  • Eugene Ray Curry Jr., Sinking Spring PA
  • Michael Dalton, Bellefonte PA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Bill Deardorff, State College PA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Alice R. Deihl, Mill Hall PA
  • Charlotte De Lissovoy, State College PA
  • Melbourne J. DeYoung, Lemont PA
  • Kevin Donlon, Charlotte NC
  • Eric Durante, Port Matilda PA (Centre Gives)
  • Elizabeth Fegert, Bellefonte PA (Centre Gives)
  • Barry W. Fisher, State College PA
  • Dr. Carol Smith & Robert Fisher, Mechanicsburg PA
  • Jacqueline Foor, Pittsburgh PA (Life Time Deed)
  • Wayne Forrest (Life Time Deed)
  • Norman & Trygve Freed, State College PA
  • Joseph French, State College PA (Centre Gives)
  • Anna N. Frick, State College PA
  • Blake and Linda Gall, Boalsburg PA
  • James & Linda Gardner, Boalsburg PA
  • Edward Gavin, Jr., Jefferson Township PA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • George Gerhart, Sharon PA
  • Robert E. Gettel, Chambersburg PA
  • Robert W. Gilbert, Cumming GA
  • Ame Golaszewski, Port Matilda PA
  • Ame Golaszewski, Port Matilda PA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Anthony Grillo, State College PA
  • Joe Guilyard, Penfield PA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Donald & Cynthia Hahn, State College PA
  • Don Halke, Newport PA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Alex Hamborsky, Uniontown PA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Donald and Mary Hartzell, Boalsburg PA
  • Gene & Shirley Helsel, Tucson AZ
  • David W. Herr, Chapel Hill NC
  • Fritz Herzog, Los Angeles CA
  • Carl E. Hill, Bellefonte PA
  • Richard Hogg, State College PA
  • Pamela & Timothy Holmes, Bloomsburg PA
  • John Hook, State College PA (Centre Gives)
  • Robert and Cecilia Hook, Montoursville PA
  • John and Carol Houseknecht, Montoursville PA
  • William & Wendy Hudson, Colts Neck NJ
  • William Hudson, Colts Neck NJ (Centre Gives)
  • Janet Hughes, Bellefonte PA (Centre Gives)
  • Cricket and David Hunter, State College PA (Centre Gives)
  • John D. Iceland, State College PA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Andrew & Andrea Irving, Gibsonville NC
  • Christopher Irwin, North Versailles PA
  • Sharon Irving, Lima OH
  • Gary Ishler, Reedsville PA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Guy Commons Jackson, Scottsdale AZ
  • Bill Jaffe, State College PA
  • Bill Jaffe, State College  PA (Centre Gives)
  • A. Richard Janiak, White Plains NY
  • Daniel R. Jones, Bellefonte PA
  • Kevin I. Jud, Horsham PA
  • Dennis Kalbarczyk, Harrisburg PA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Wing-Kwong Keung, Brecksville OH
  • Wing-Kwong Keung, Brecksville OH (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Heather A. Kikel, Petersburg PA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ralph N. Krecker, Boalsburg PA
  • Mr. Richard J. Krolikowski, Canton MI
  • Patrick Kubovsky, Mechanicsburg PA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Lamar & Kathleen Kunes, State College PA (Life Time Deed)
  • David Lang, Irvine CA
  • Elizabeth Ladrido, State College PA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Donald E. & Christine M. Larson, Randolph NJ (Life Time Deed)
  • Greg Learn, Perkiomenville PA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Gretchen Leathers, State College PA
  • H. Wesley Link, Exton PA
  • Lion’s Paw Alumni Association, State College PA
  • Richard Lippin, Los Angeles CA
  • Eric Lippincott & Jill Redman, State College PA (Life Time Deed)
  • Linda R. Littleton, Lemont PA
  • Eric and Beth Loop, State College  PA (Centre Gives)
  • Linda Lucido, Williamsburg VA
  • Jonathan Luettgen, Cochranville PA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Ted Lux, Brecksville OH
  • Kenneth & Michelle Harmon Madsen, New York NY
  • David Marazas, Stroudsburg PA (Life Time Deed)
  • Michael Martin, State College PA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • William K. Martz, Bethel Park PA
  • Brian McCarthy, Mechanicsburg PA
  • Dr. and Mrs. Allen E. Meyer, Lansdowne PA
  • Craig Millar, State College PA
  • Maggie Muir, Princeton NJ (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Tara Murray, Bellefonte PA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Donna Miyamasu Rogers, Clifton VA
  • Ralph & Carol Mumma, State College PA
  • Herbert Ralph Nurick, Harrisburg PA
  • Sue & W. Douglas Obal, Vail AZ
  • Mr. Richard M. O’Brien, East Amherst NY
  • Kenneth Alan Ortner & Terri Chadderton, Fort Lauderdale FL
  • George Pelipesky, Bellefonte PA
  • David Muller Pellnitz, Summerville SC
  • Robert W. Potter, Boalsburg PA
  • Dan & Kelli  Ragan, Langhorne PA  (Life Time Deed)
  • Stephen Reeves, Baltimore MD
  • Sally Reiber, York PA
  • Mrs. William E. Reimer Jr., Berwyn PA
  • Gloria Richardson, Coudersport PA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Jennifer & John Rohde, Cumberland Center ME
  • Pamela Ruest, State College PA
  • William Rusk, State College PA
  • Ryan Memorial Foundation, Thiensville WI
  • Allan Broudy Schneirov, Elkins Park PA
  • Patrick Scholl, State College PA
  • Marjorie D. Seward, State College PA
  • Tom Sharbaugh, Philadelphia PA
  • Thomas Sharbaugh, Philadelphia  PA (Centre Gives)
  • Tom Anthony Shakely, New York NY (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Craig Shaw, Seattle WA
  • Karl and Pamela Shellenberger, State College  PA (Centre Gives)
  • Kurt and Dorothy Shellenberger, Lancaster PA
  • David L. Shields, Pittsburgh PA
  • Daniel Sieminski, State College  PA (Centre Gives)
  • John W. Sienicki, State College PA (Life Time Deed)
  • Patrick Singletary, State College PA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Jeffrey & Helene Slocum, Minnetonka MN 
  • Ron & Sue Smith, Lemont PA
  • Susan Steiner, Boalsburg PA
  • Laura L. Stephenson, Boalsburg PA
  • J. Alan & Karen Stewart, Boalsburg PA
  • J. Alan Stewart, Boalsburg  PA (Centre Gives)
  • Randy Strite, Mechanicsburg PA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Jeffrey A. Terosky, Merion Station PA
  • Sharon Terzich, West Mifflin PA  (Life Time Deed)
  • Kayla Thompson, James Creek PA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Joseph M. Thomas, Boalsburg PA
  • Melissa Timko, Philipsburg PA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Helen Townley, Reading PA  (Life Time Deed)
  • Leo Turissini , Jermyn PA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Mr. Roger Uhler, Chester Springs PA
  • Diana Valtierra, Alexandria VA (Life Time Deed)
  • Cynthia Ann Van Druff, State College PA
  • Vince Verbeke, Charlottesville VA (Centre Gives)
  • Donald V. Waddington, Boalsburg PA
  • Mr. Ray S. Walker, Bigler PA
  • Douglas & Drucilla Weirauch Jr., State College PA
  • Brian L. & Jayne M. Weiss, Souderton PA (Life Time Deed)
  • David Weiss, Corning NY (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Andrea Wildy, State College  PA (Centre Gives)
  • Thad Will, Port Matilda PA
  • Alice Wilson, State College  PA (Centre Gives)
  • Douglas A. Wion, State College PA
  • Quentin & Louise E. Wood, Ponte Vedra Beach FL
  • Ron and Ann Woodhead, State College PA
  • Zeke Zatyko, San Diego CA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)
  • Robert S. Zakos Jr., Bethlehem PA
  • David & Jane Zazworsky, State College PA (Life Time Deed)
  • Yu Zhang, State College PA (Mt. Nittany Marathon)

Oak Hall Regional Park Viewing Station

The Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority and Centre Region COG held a Grand Opening of Oak Hall Regional Park, located at 120 Linden Hall Road, Boalsburg, PA on Saturday, May 2. Joining in the celebration, the Mount Nittany Conservancy also unveiled their 5th viewing station in Happy Valley.

In addition to the first station at the Bryce Jordan Center, viewing stations are also placed at the Mt. Nittany Middle School, the Penn State Arboretum, and inside Lubrano Park.

MNC Director Alan Stewart is the person leading this effort for the Conservancy. Alan was honored to be a part of the Oak Hall Grand Opening. Pictured below with Alan is Ron Woodhead. Ron is the Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority Director. Ron is also a Past President of the Mount Nittany Conservancy and serves as a Director Emeritus of the board.


Alan Stewart speaking with Ron Woodhead also on the dias.


Alan Stewart next to the Oak Hall Regional Park Mount Nittany Viewing Station.

Work Party May 2, 2015 (Alpha Phi Omega)

On Saturday, May 2, 2015 a volunteer group from Alpha Phi Omega National Service Sorority assisted the Conservancy with some trail maintenance. The group was led by MNC Directors Chad Bell and Doug Wion as well as Mt. Ambassador Steve Lyncha.

The group focused on blocking off of the “closed due to erosion” former trail leading to the Mike Lynch Overlook.  The trail was recently blocked off again shortly after the removal of the replanting/regeneration fencing. Hikers had begun to “flank” the log barricades making new trails on both sides. Volunteers blocked off the top and the bottom of the former trail to the point where it no longer looks like a trail.


Alpha Phi Omega members closing off old section of trail.


Job well done!

Centre Gives 2015

From Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 6:00 am to Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 6:00 pm, the Centre Foundation will hold its fourth-annual 36-hour Centre Gives fundraiser during which you can go online to and use your computer or mobile device to make an even larger contribution to the Mount Nittany Conservancy.

Your donation goes further when made during Centre Gives because it qualifies organizations like the Conservancy for their $100,000 stretch pool and $25,000 in additional prizes. Anyone making a secure, online gift with a minimum donation of $25 will have their donation increased during Centre Gives.

To donate to the Mount Nittany Conservancy, click here between 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 5 and 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 6.

You can also go directly to and click the LEADERBOARD tab at the top to find the Mount Nittany Conservancy in the list of participating organizations.

To learn more, go to Centre Gives FAQ’s.

Thank you!
The Mount Nittany Conservancy

Update 5/7/2015: CentreGives‬ 2015 raised $765,916.09 from 5,684 gifts for local nonprofits. MNC received $3,275 from 25 donors. THANK YOU!

Work Party Apr 25, 2015 (Multicultural Greek Council)

MNC Directors Blake Gall, Bob Andronici and Eric Loop were assisted by an energetic group of 30 volunteers from the Multicultural Greek Council on Saturday April 25th.

The group installed 2 new waterbars, removed a number of dead falls over trails, and worked to reduce erosion at the Mike Lynch Overlook.

In addition, they worked to close off the old path to the Lynch Overlook that goes straight down the slope to the Overlook. This path has been closed for several years due to extreme erosion due to over use.

Thanks MGC for your support!


Teamwork required to move a dead fall to close off old path at Lynch Overlook.


Group that cleaned trails on Oak Hall side or Mt. Nittany.


Cooperation and harmony flourishing with MGC!

Work Party Apr 19, 2015 (Alpha Phi Omega & Sigma Nu)

Bob Andronici and Eric Loop led a group of 40 volunteers from two groups, Alpha Phi Omega National Service Sorority and the Sigma Nu Fraternity, to Mt. Nittany on Sunday.

The groups repaired over 6 damaged waterbars, removed 6 trail obstructing blow downs, cut down / moved 6-8 standing dead trees that threatened trails, cut back brush encroaching on trails and had fun doing it!


Working to remove winter blow down


We are here to serve!


Job well done!

Mt. Nittany 5K


NEW FOR 2015 — The Mt. Nittany 5K!  Want to support the Mount Nittany Conservancy but running a Marathon is a bit much?  Run the 5K!   The 5K course starts and finishes at the same place as the marathon and the last mile of the 5K is the same course as the marathoners — all the excitement but only 12% of the distance!  When you’re done you can hang out and cheer on the marathoners.

Start & Finish: Medlar Field Baseball Stadium on the Penn State University main campus (near Beaver Stadium) — State College, PA.  Google map HERE.  The Stadium is a beautiful new facility with plenty of restrooms and a covered concourse in case of inclement weather.  Post-race food and refreshments will be available here.

Date: Sunday, September 6, 2015

Start Time: 9:00 AM

Course Map: Click HERE to link to the MapMyRun map.    

Entry Fee: $20.00 (Note: T-shirts not guaranteed after 8/20/15)

Online registration is now closed.  Day of race registration (no t-shirt) available on Sunday, September 6, 2015 from 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM at Medlar Field.

5K Entry Fee Includes:

  • Commemorative T-Shirt (T-Shirts not guaranteed for registrations after August 20th)
  • On-Course Refreshments (Water and “ade” drink)
  • Post-Race Food and Refreshments
  • Souvenir ChampionChip timing chip and Racing Bib

Eligibility: Open to all ages.

Packet Pick-Up Location & Times:

  • Saturday, September 5, 2015: 1:00 – 5:00 PM, Centre County/Penn State Visitor Center, 800 Park Ave., State College, PA 16803 (corner of Park Ave. & Porter Road – enter parking lot from Porter Road)
  • Sunday, September 6, 2015: Race site (Medlar Field at Lubrano Park) starting at 5:30 AM.

Race Day Parking: There is plenty of free parking in paved lots around Beaver Stadium, the Bryce Jordan Center and Medlar Field, all within a hundred yards of the Start/Finish line.

Cancellation PolicyRegistration fees for the 2015 Mt. Nittany 5K are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Safety Reminder: For the safety of yourself and the other participants, baby joggers, strollers, baby carriers, baby backpacks, inline skates, motorized scooters, bicycles, skateboards, canes, crutches, walkers, walking sticks and animals of any kind are prohibited from starting the course. Headphones are HIGHLY discouraged due to traffic patterns throughout the course that require complete attention to ensure your safety.

Bib Numbers: Each runner will be issued a bib number at Packet Pick-Up. It is the responsibility of the runner to wear the bib number during the race. The bib identifies you as a runner to volunteers, law enforcement, and safety officials.

Timing & Results: The Mt. Nittany Marathon is a timed event. The disposable ChampionChips timing system will be used with both a start and finish sensor to provide an accurate result for every participant and to eliminate a need to rush the start. A link to results will be posted on this page following the conclusion of the race.

Weather: The race will be held rain or shine. If there is lightning in the area the race will either have a delayed start or, depending on the intensity of the weather, be cancelled. The determination will be made by the Marathon organizers. Runner and Volunteer safety will not be compromised.

Awards: Top 3 Overall Male and Female winners will receive certificates.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION or QUESTIONS: Contact John Hook, President of the Mount Nittany Conservancy at