5K Resolution Run presented by Mount Nittany Health

The Resolution Run begins at 6:30 pm
Get in the spirit by wearing a costume!
Not a runner? Gather along the route to cheer them on!

Runners and walkers are welcome to join us for one of the most popular events of First Night State College, the annual Resolution Run 5K race. This year’s course will take participants onto the University Park campus, but you may find a few new twists and turns. First Night has worked closely with Penn State University to design a new course that will ensure the safety of all runners and walkers. The course will combine both roadways and sidewalks across campus.

Walkers will begin behind runners and will be asked to remain on the sidewalks for the duration of the 5K.

Even if you aren’t a runner or walker in the race, you can join in the fun by cheering on the participants.

This year’s First Night 5K Resolution Run is a joint production with the Nittany Valley Running Club. We are delighted to welcome Mount Nittany Health as the race’s presenting sponsor.  Race packets are sponsored by Centre Elite Gymnastics.

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We encourage runners–and spectators–to wear costumes. Over the years we’ve seen men wearing everything from Speedos to tuxedos and women dressed as everything from bees to trees. Don’t pass up this chance to make a splash on social media! Who knows….your Resolution Run costume may be your ticket to a life as an Instagram influencer!  It could happen!

The run uses chip timing provided by Runner’s High.

Registration fee is $25 if postmarked on or before December 24th. Thereafter registration is $28. Special incentive for runners ages 19 and under only: $15 for pre-race registration, $18 thereafter (note: FNSC Button not included in this package).

Runners can register online here , in person on December 30, 2-4pm at the State College Municipal Bldg (243 S. Allen St.) as well as on December 31, race day, from 4-6pm St. Paul’s United Methodist Church basketball court which will also serve as baggage storage during the race.

For further information, please contact First Night State College at (814) 237-3682. Race results are available at Nittany Valley Running Club.

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