Time: 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County
909 Fairfield Road
In conjunction with the Borough of Gettysburg, Cumberland Township, the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County, Gettysburg Nature Alliance, Gettysburg Heritage Center, Land Conservancy of Adams County, and many other businesses, groups, and individuals, this is an event you’re going to really enjoy.
Our course is uniquely beautiful.
Beginning from the YWCA, the traditional starting line, your running journey incorporates borough and battlefield, providing an experience like no other event staged in this area. Down the vast expanse of Springs Avenue, out West Street at the original borough line, through the historic third ward, the course spills out briefly onto Baltimore Street before angling south, along invigorating Steinwehr Avenue. You’ll then cross over into Cumberland Township, moving along the Emmitsburg Road. You’ll have a magnificent view of Big and Little Roundtop, the Pennsylvania Monument, and opposing Generals Meade and Lee. You’d have been right in the middle of Pickett’s famous charge one hundred and fifty-nine years ago.
The course then takes a right turn, providing a view of Confederate Avenue before spilling out onto a Pumping Station Road and a breathtaking view of the countryside. Soon, you’ll turn at Red Rock Road, crossing a historic bridge, and come upon the Gettysburg Nature Alliance.
The course then loops back up to Pumping Station Road, Millerstown Road, and the final portion of the course, ending at the rear of Steinwehr Avenue’s Heritage Center, where the after-party begins.