5K Resolution Run

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.

The 2022 First Night 5K Resolution Run is a joint production with the Nittany Valley Running Club. Race packets are sponsored by Centre Elite Gymnastics.

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 Runners 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 and in person on December 30, 2-4pm at the State College Municipal Bldg (243 S. Allen St.) or 4:30-6pm at McLanahan’s (116 S. Allen St.), as well as on December 31, race day, from 4-6pm at the Penn State Downtown Theatre (146 S. Allen St.).  St. Paul’s United Methodist Church basketball court will serve as baggage storage during the race.

For further information, please contact First Night State College at (814) 237-3682 or Race Director Davis Michael at demichael997@gmail.com. Race results are available at Nittany Valley Running Club.

Join the Resolution Run

Leave 2021 in the dust and run toward the new year!

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