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Plenty of road races on the calendar

by on April 17, 2014 9:01 AM

Whether you feel like a dog jog with your furry friend or going all out for a marathon, there are plenty of reasons to lace up your sneakers this spring and summer. The Centre Region offers a multitude of running races, cycling tours and triathlons for all ages and abilities.

 

What: 8th annual Bunny Blitz 5K Trail Run

When: 9:30 a.m. on April 19

Where: Harpster Ball Field in Pennsylvania Furnace

Why: Benefits the YMCA of Centre County and the Northern Blair County Recreation Center

For more information: Visit www.bunnyblitz.com.

 

What: 2014 Hard Core Mudd Run

When: 7:30 a.m. on April 26

Where: Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science & Technology in Bellefonte

Why: Benefits the Children’s Miracle Network

For more information: Visit http://www.hardcoremuddrun.com/events/pa-mudd-run.html

 

What: 6th annual Pets Come First Dog Jog

When: 8:30 a.m. on April 26

Where: Grange Fairgrounds in Centre Hall

For more information: Visit http://www.petscomefirst.net/dog-jog

 

What: Ironmaster’s Challenge 15K, 25K and 50K Trail Races

When: 7:30 a.m. on April 27

Where: Furnace Stack Pavilion in Pine Grove Furnace State Park, 1220 Pine Grove Road, Gardners

For more information: Visit www.ironmasterchallenge.com

 

What: The 2014 Spring 74 Bike Ride hosted by The Bestwick Foundation (36 or 74 miles)

When: 8:30 a.m. on April 27

Why: Benefits The Bestwick Foundation

For more information: Visit www.bestwickfoundation.org

 

What: JDRF Type 1 Trot 5K

When: 9 a.m. on May 3

Where: Medlar Field at Lubrano Park

Why: Held in conjunction with the State College Walk to Cure diabetes to raise money to help find a cure for type 1 diabetes.

For more information: Visit www.jdrf.org/centralpa

 

What: 7th annual Linden Loop Run/Walk/Bike

When: Events begin at 1 p.m. on May 4

For more information: Visit http://rockhillschoolatlindenhall.blogspot.com

 

What: Tussey Teaser #3: Beidleheimer Sidewinder 10K

When: 9:30 a.m. on May 10

Where: Whipple Dam State Park

For more information: Email [email protected]

 

What: 3rd annual End of the Mountain 5K

When: 9 a.m. on May 17

Where: Lemont

For more information: Visit www.lemontvillage.org

 

What: Clinton County Veterans Affairs Inaugural Armed Forces Day Run

When: 9 a.m. on May 17

Where: Bald Eagle State Park in Howard

For more information: Visit www.Active.com

 

What: 2nd annual Marion Walker PTO 5K Run and 1K Walk/Run/Stroll

When: Events begin at 9 a.m. on May 17

Where: Walker Township Park Pavilion

For more information: Visit www.basd.net

 

What: Celebration 5K to kick off Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger’s Celebration Weekend

When: 8:30 a.m. on May 31

Where: DelGrosso’s Amusement Park in Tipton

Why: Benefits the Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger

For more information: Contact Vanessa Houser at (800) 451-5437 or email [email protected]

 

What: Tussey Teaser #4: Treaster Kettle Test your Mettle 10.6 Miler

When:  8:30 a.m. on June 1

Where: Colyer Lake parking lot

For more information: Visit http://tusseymountainback.com/tussey_teasers.html

 

What: 4th annual YMCA of Centre County Sprint and Supersprint Triathalon

When: 8:30 a.m. on June 14

Where: Governor’s Park in Bellefonte

For more information: Visit www.ymcaofcentrecounty.org

 

What: 3rd annual “There’s No Place Like Home” 5K and 10K

When: 8 a.m. on June 21

Where: Medlar Field at Lubrano Park

Why: Benefits the House of Care

For more information: Visit www.houseofcare.org.

 

What: 6th annual Cycling for Care Bike Ride (8.3, 30 or 61 miles)

When: June 28

Where: Fairbrook United Methodist Church in Pennsylvania Furnace

Why: Benefits Centre Volunteers in Medicine

For more information: Email Sue Forster at [email protected] or visit www.cvim.net

 

What: Firecracker 4K as part of Central PA 4th Fest

When: July 4

For more information: Visit www.4thfest.org.

 

What: Sixth Annual Hartman Group Happy Valley Sprint Triathalon

When: 7 a.m. on July 6

For more information: Visit www.ymcaofcentrecounty.org.

 

What: Sue Crowe Memorial 39th Annual Arts Festival 5K, 10K and 10 Mile Races and Kids Races

When: 8:15 a.m. on July 13

For more information: Visit www.nvrun.com

 

What: 2nd annual Flutopia 5K

When: 8:30 a.m. on July 26

Where: Tudek Park in State College

For more information: Visit www.nvrun.com

 

What: FarmFest 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

When: 9 a.m. on Aug. 2

Where: Grange Fairgrounds in Centre Hall

Why: Benefits FarmFest Children’s Learning Area

For more information: Visit http://farmfest.paorganic.org/5k

 

What: PASA’s Bike Fresh — Centre County (25, 50 or 75 miles)

When: From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 3

Where: Millheim

For more information: Visit www.pasafarming.org

 

What: Beat the Heat 5K/10K

When: 7:15 a.m. on Aug. 9

Why: Benefits the Easter Seals in State College and the YMCA of Centre County

For more information: Visit www.Active.com

 

What: 8th annual Herbie’s Home “Town Loop” (4 mile run/walk, 10 mile run or 14 mile bike ride)

When: 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 16

Where: High and Spring Streets in Bellefonte

Why: Benefits The Jeremy Herbstritt Foundation

For more information: Visit www.herbieshometownloop.com

 

What: 2nd annual Mount Nittany Marathon

When: 7 a.m. on Aug. 31

Where: Race starts and finishes at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park

For more information: Visit http://mtnittany.org/marathon

— Compiled by Marjorie S. Miller



Staff Writer at The Centre County Gazette
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