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  • The Festival Poster
    MORE Poster Years Available NOW!
    Arts festivals across the country often advertise themselves with collectible posters. Some festivals hire an advertising agency, others commission a prior year’s winner to do their poster. The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts does things a bit differently.

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  • 2013 Festival Store
    Select T's and Posters Available!
    This year we offered a wide selection of t-shirts and more to celebrate the 2013 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts! Almost everything is gone, with profits from the sales going directly to the central Pennsylvania festival of the arts. Thanks for your support!

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  • Children & Youth
    Deadline for ENTRIES is June 20, 2014
    Young people are bursting with artistic energy. The Children and Youth Sidewalk Sale of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts is a fun way for boys and girls to express themselves visually. Click to learn more about Children and Youth Day, July 9, 2014!

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  • Ready, Set, RUN!
    10 Mile, 10K and 5K Race
    The Sue Crowe Memorial 39th Annual Arts Festival Races are the oldest and most storied in Central Pennsylvania. First run in 1975 as a 10 Miler, the Arts Festival race became a 10K race in the late 1980s adding a 5K in 2005. This year we are bringing back the 10 miler!

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The Sue Crowe Memorial Arts Festival Race in downtown State College, PA near Penn State

THE SUE CROWE MEMORIAL ARTS FESTIVAL RACES

The Sue Crowe Memorial Arts Festival Race in downtown State College, PA near Penn StateThe 39th Annual Sue Crowe Memorial Arts Festival Races

The Arts Festival Races are the oldest races in Central Pennsylvania. First run in 1975 as a 10 mile race, the Arts Festival race was shortened to a 10K race in 1986.  In 2005, race organizers added a 5K and created a new course that combines the best of Penn State’s the East and West Campuses.  The 10 mile race was reinstituted in 2013 giving participants the chance to experience “Arts Festival weather” for a full ten miles.

In 2006, the Arts Festival races were renamed in honor of Sue Crowe, who died in February 2006. Sue was a local running legend who also gave back to the running community through her work coaching young competitors. Sue and her family were was a fixture at the Arts Festival races, and she was a five time race winner. Sue won three times at the 10 mile length and twice when the race was a 10K.

Race proceeds benefit youth running activities in Centre County and the continuing operations of the Nittany Valley Running Club

10 Mile, 10K and 5K Race information: The 2014races will be held on Sunday morning, July 13, 2014: 10 miler at 8:15 AM, 10K at 8:30, and 5K at 8:45. Race headquarters will be at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, home of the State College Spikes, with start and finish lines nearby. Registration fee: $22 by mail, online through Active.com, in person on July 13 and on race day. Nittany Valley Running Club members receive a $2 discount.

Click here for Sue Crowe Memorial Arts Festival Races Application

Kids Fun Run: Date: Sunday, July 13, 2014 at approximately 11:00 A.M.
There will be a quarter mile race for kids 5-6 and 7-8 and a half mile race for kids 9-10 and 11-12. 

Participants may pick up race packets or register on Saturday July 12, 2014 from noon to 5:00 pm at the Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitor's Bureau located at 800 East Park Avenue, State College.

Race day registration will be from 7:00 am to 8:00 am at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, home of the State College Spikes. 
Questions may be directed to Dave Eggler at (814) 571-1960 or e-mail: dhe1@psu.edu

 

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