Run for Peace

RUN FOR PEACE – September 18, 2019

The International Day of Peace (Peace Day) is observed around the world each year on September 21. Established in 1981 by a unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace. To inaugurate the day, the United Nations Peace Bell is rung at UN Headquarters in New York City. The bell is cast from coins donated by children from all continents except Africa and was a gift from the United Nations Association of Japan, as “a reminder of the human cost of war”; the inscription on its side reads, “Long live absolute world peace.”

Here in Gettysburg, the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County kicks off our local celebration of the day with a free 5K, open to the public, and the first 100 participants to arrive will receive a free peace t-shirt thanks to the YWCA’s generous Hallmark Sponsors. Our goal is to bring the community together to remind one another of our common humanity.

Details of the location and course will be forthcoming!