5K Resolution Run presented by Mount Nittany Health

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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 fast walkers can speed into the New Year on a certified, mostly flat, wheel-measured course around the streets of the Penn State Campus in one of the most popular events of First Night State College. The 5K Resolution Run starts and finishes on College Avenue. Even if you aren’t a runner (or fast walker) and would never run (or walk fast) in a million years, you can join in the fun by cheering on the participants.

This year’s race is presented by Mount Nittany Health.  Additional sponsorship support is provided by Centre Elite Gymnastics and Drayer Physical Therapy Institute.

The 2020 First Night 5K Resolution Run is a joint production with the Nittany Valley Running Club.

Be the Fastest!

5 K Resolution Run

We will award plaques to the top three male and female runners overall and in the master’s division (40+). Other top runners get certificates.

Wear a Costume!

We encourage runners (and spectators!) to wear costumes. The runner or group of runners with the best costume will receive a plaque.

Earn Some Swag!

The first 300 registered runners will receive a 2020 First Night State College Button and a knit cap. You certainly will have earned it!

The run uses chip timing provided by Runners High. First, second, and third place overall male and female runners will receive plaques, as will men and women placing first and second in the masters (40+) division. Certificates are given to the top three males and females in these age groups: 5-19 (in 3-yr splits) and 20-89 (in 5-year splits).

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 download an application here and register at the office of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts until noon on December 30th and/or may register or pick up race packets on December 30th from 2 to 4 p.m. at the State College Municipal Building Lobby, 243 South Allen Street, or on race day between 4 and 6 p.m. at the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church basketball court. This location will also serve as baggage storage during the race and post-race refreshments and awards.

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

Join the Resolution Run

Leave 2019 in the dust and run toward the new year!

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