While runners can expect mostly fast and flat terrain over the first few miles of the Nittany Valley Half Marathon, the second half of the 13.1-mile route offers up something else entirely. Steep downhill stretches along Fox Hill Road and Rock Road are followed by a big uphill stretch later in the race, as runners are making their way along Orchard Road back toward the finish line on the Penn State campus. The biggest uphill stretch occurs between miles 3 and 5, while the biggest downhill lies between mile markers 8 and 9.
Note: The course map above provides the approximate route for the race. Though every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, changes are sometimes made to race routes due to weather conditions, road closures or other circumstances that can require a course to be changed. If you see an error above, contact us here.