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 HEREThe 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 Policy: Registration 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