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Spring 2013 race guide

by on March 21, 2013 10:07 AM

With spring on the horizon, there are a variety of races scheduled throughout the community. For a list of walks, 5Ks and other races, rides and athletic events, see the guide below:

Saturday, March 30: The Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association’s third annual April Fool’s 5K will begin at 8 a.m. at Medlar Field, Lubrano Park in State College. The proceeds from the event go toward a scholarship fund for Penn State students from Centre County high schools. To register for the race visit

April 6: The 7th annual 5K Walk/Run of Faith and 10K “King of the Hills” Challenge will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m., and the race at 10 a.m., at Bellefonte Middle School. The event supports the FaithCentre’s Food Bank and the Pet Food Pantry of Centre County. For more information call (814) 355-0880 or visit

April 6: The Second Annual Family Life 5K Walk/Run will be held at 9 a.m. on 108 Ridge Road in Centre Hall. Funds raised will go towards building the Family Life Worship Center. For more information or to register visit

April 6: Race for Cures will begin with registration at 8 a.m. followed by the race at 9 a.m. at the Spring Mills Fish and Game Shooting Range, off Immel Road in Spring Mills. The event benefits the Melanoma Research Foundation. For more information email [email protected]

April 6: Walk With Me: Heroes for Heroes, hosted by Easter Seals Central PA, will begin with registration at 10 a.m., and the walk at 11 a.m. at the PA Military Museum, 51 Boal Ave., Boalsburg. The event benefits the children and adults that Easter Seals Central PA serves. To register visit

April 7: Tussey Teaser #2 will be held at 9 a.m. at the Tussey Mountain ski area. Teaser No. 2 is legs 1, 2 and 3 of the Tussey Mountainback 50 course. For more information visit

April 15: The Jeremy Herbstritt Memorial 5K Run/Walk will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the IM Lawn on Penn State’s campus, University Park. The event honors Penn State graduate and Bellefonte nature Jeremy Herbstritt who lost his life in the Virginia Tech tragedy. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the families of Sandy Hook Elementary School. For more information call (814) 863-7922 or email [email protected]

April 21: The Beaver Stadium 5K Run/Walk will take place at 11 a.m. at Beaver Stadium, University Park. The event is presented by Special Olympics Pennsylvania and benefits special athletes competing in the Summer Games at Penn State. For more information or to register visit

April 27: Pets Come First, previously SPCA, will host the Dog Jog 5K and 1.5K Walk beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m. followed by the race at 10 a.m., at the Grange Fair Grounds, gate 2, in Centre Hall off Kurtz Street. Proceeds benefit Pets Come First.

May 5: The 2nd annual Greenwood Furnace Trail Challenge will be held at 7 a.m. at Greenwood Furnace State Park. For more information visit

May 18: The Lemont Village Association will host its End of the Mountain 5K at 9 a.m. in Lemont. For more information visit

May 25: The 33rd Annual Black Moshannon 10K and 5K Race/Walk will begin at 9 a.m. at Black Moshannon State Park. Walkers begin at 9 a.m. and runners begin at 10 a.m. To register visit

June 1: ClearWater Conservancy’s 30th annual Spring Creek Festival and 5K will begin at 8 a.m. at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center on Puddintown Road in State College. The free festival will include, in addition to a 5K run, educational events, conservation displays, food and music. For more information call (814) 237-0400.

June 22: The 10th annual Crack O’Dawn 5K Run/Walk and Pancake Breakfast will be held beginning at 9 a.m. in Boalsburg. The pancake breakfast will follow the tour at the Lions Community Hall. Proceeds benefit VanDance Inc., the State-College based dance company. Gently used shoes of all types will be collected for the Soles4Souls initiative. For more information contact Mike Casper at (814) 238-5918.

Staff Writer at The Centre County Gazette
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