Mt. Nittany Marathon - State College (opportunity to qualify for the 2014 Boston Marathon)

Registered runners 18 and older have the opportunity to qualify for the 2014 Boston Marathon, be part of “America’s Longest Pasta Table” and support Mount Nittany Conservancy all in one weekend.


The Mt. Nittany Marathon will be held at 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 starting at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park and ending near Beaver Stadium. The deadline for registration for the 26.2 mile race is August 16 and the cost is $75.  Runners can get more information and register online at


“America’s Longest Pasta Table” will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 at Pugh Street and Calder Way. The price for the pasta dinner is $10 for the general public and $5 for registered runners. The dinner is sponsored by Fasta & Ravioli Company, DelGrosso’s, Champs, Damon’s Grill, Gemelli Bakers, Sysco, PSUKnowHow, W.R. Hickey, 3WZ and the Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau.


Those non-runners interested in being part of the pasta dinner can also register online at, pay for their reservation by cash or check at the Central Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors Bureau on Porter Road near Park Avenue or pay at the Welcome Table on location the night of the dinner.


All proceeds will benefit the Mount Nittany Conservancy, which is a non-profit group of volunteers that maintain the nearly nine miles of trails for current and future visitors of the mountain to enjoy.


For more information on the marathon contact John Hook at For more information on the pasta dinner contact the Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau at or by calling 814-231-1400.

Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 8:00am