Inaugural Marathon Post-Race Runner Comments

Following are unsolicited email comments we received from runners after the race:

“…thought it went great.”

“Thanks for all your and the volunteers’ efforts in putting on a great experience!”

“Mt Nittany was my first marathon. The course was beautiful, the volunteers were outstanding, the water/aid stations plentiful! I appreciate your efforts and those of all the volunteers. I fully anticipate making it an annual race to participate in for as long as it continues.”

“…enjoyed your 1st marathon!  The course was lovely and the efforts of everyone involved were greatly appreciated.”

“Our congratulations on putting together a very fine event. From our viewpoint, everything seemed wholly planned and well executed.”

“Thanks for a well run marathon, a little challenging to say the least, but well done.”

“Thanks for organizing a great race yesterday. It was a lot of fun.”

“Although I dropped out halfway through I really enjoyed your race. It was very well supported and the volunteers were fantastic! My only suggestion would be to start at 6 or 7 am next year. Thanks for starting a great new race!”

“Congratulations on a successful inaugural event! From what I saw, everything went very well (aside from the weather). There were lots of people along the course, it was well marked, and there was plenty of water and Gatorade. State College really came out to support the marathon and your volunteers deserve huge thanks!”

“Thank you very much for you and your teams hard work.  The marathon was a beautiful challenging course.  It was extremely well run and the support was fabulous.  Despite the weather being a few degrees too warm I would highly recommend this to any of my fellow runners.”

“Great tough course, great support, amazing volunteers, under really tough weather conditions!! Thanks for putting this on!”

“I wanted to take the opportunity to say thanks for putting on such a great event. I think it went really well. The course was well marked, there were plenty of aid stations and volunteers to make for a smooth run. Not to mention, the whole race and event just had a good vibe. Everyone just seemed glad to be there and happy to have the chance to run some miles on a challenging, but familiar course.”

“The race was great and wonderfully organized with all the volunteers and made the course easy to follow. Thanks again.”

“Very nicely run race for being the 1st. You and your committee obviously spent a lot of time thinking of what was needed for a smooth race and getting it organized. Plenty of great volunteers that were extremely supportive!! I also really enjoyed the community based aid stations (music, water sprinkler, drinks and fun people to make us smile when smiling was the last thing we runners thought about doing).”

“Thank you very much… for all of your work in directing the marathon!  It was a great event, and wonderful to be able to run a ‘home town’ marathon”

“Enjoyed the race and am so happy to have accomplished my goals (to finish and not walk)!   Your crew was incredibly supportive and that was really great.  Their yellow shirts made them easy to spot too.   Stonebridge neighborhood was awesome…especially the lady with the sprinkler in her yard that she let me run through!  Police assistance was excellent–did not have to wait at a single intersection.  Can’t say enough about such a great and memorable first marathon experience!  Thank you!!!”

“Great, great work making this happen. I hope to see it continue in the years to come.”

“I just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful run on Sunday. I truly hope this becomes a yearly tradition. Great route, great volunteers, excellent water stops and aid stations – and FINALLY, an affordable marathon. Thank you…”

“Thank you for all the work you did…! [Name’s] first marathon, & despite be hot & humid, he plans to train & run again next year & improve his time & endurance…”

“…everyone had a lot of fun at the marathon this past Sunday. We are hoping you guys do the marathon again next year.”

“Spectators and volunteers are soul restorers and Happy Valley has some of the best.”