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Registration Now Open for 3rd Annual Mount Nittany Marathon

by John Hook

The Mt. Nittany Marathon is a scenic 26.2 mile certified course winding around the area of its namesake – Mt. Nittany. Utilizing local bike paths and roadways, the marathon is the Sunday of Labor Day weekend and uses over 250 Volunteers to safely produce the race. Each Volunteer receives a free T-Shirt. Registration information is on the Conservancy’s website at:

Marathon Details:
Date: Sunday, September 6, 2015 (Labor Day weekend)
Start Time: 7:00 a.m.; Course timing stops at 1:00 p.m.
Start/Finish Location: Medlar Field at Lubrano Park on the Penn State University campus
Entry Fee: $60 until April 30, 2015; then $85 until race day

With their registration, marathoners receive a long-sleeve synthetic shirt, a Finisher Medal, on-course refreshments at 15 Aid Stations, post-race food and refreshments, a souvenir timing chip and racing bib, and a pasta meal the day before the race. The free pasta meal consists of a pasta dish, bread and a non-alcoholic beverage (or a $7.50 credit towards a higher-priced meal) at one of the participating restaurants downtown. In addition, there will be special lodging rates at many local hotels and motels.

About The Mount Nittany Conservancy ( The Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) public charity founded in 1981 which conserves and preserves lands on and about the famed Nittany Mountain. The Conservancy is dedicated to the conservation and protection of the land in its natural state as an historic, scenic, and environmental resource for the benefit of all who share in the beauty of this great landmark.

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