Spirit of Gettysburg 5K
The Spirit of Gettysburg 5K travels the first day of the historic Battle of Gettysburg. If you love road races, or want to run in one for the first time, the Spirit of Gettysburg 5K is for you.
This is, without a doubt, the premiere running event in Adams County. Don’t take our word for it, talk to those who return year after year.
“Enjoyed the run thoroughly. I thought it was a well-organized event, great job by the entire staff there.”
My daughter really enjoyed herself, plenty for her to do, besides the quarter-mile run she took part in. Great job, and we will see you next year!” -Warren & Marisa Lippincott
The YWCA staff and volunteers work hard to ensure the success of this race. The YWCA Spirit of Gettysburg is more than a 5K. This is truly a fun, family event.
Nothing better illustrates determination than those who for one reason or another are physically disabled but complete our 5K wheelchair race. Everyone at the finish line gets goosebumps as this great group of athletes crosses the finish line.
And we certainly do not forget the children. Volunteers and spectators love to watch the gleeful look on the youngsters’ faces as they complete the Kids’ 1-mile run, Kids’ 1/4 mile Sprint or Mini Trot.
If you would like more information, please contact Alex J. Hayes, race director, at 717-334-9171, ext. 116 or email@example.com.
The success of this race not only depends on the runners, but more than 100 awesome volunteers who work hard the week before the race, and the day of, to ensure everything goes smoothly. If you would like to join this great group, please contact Alex J. Hayes at 717-334-9171, ext. 116, or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to run the race, and volunteer, that is completely possible – Van will find a position for you that guarantees you can do both.
Photos will be taken by Cox Sports Photos and posted at www.coxsportsphotos.com
Chip Timing System
Runner’s High will score the race with ChampionChip Timing System. Timing chips are issued on Saturday. Chips are attached to the runner’s shoe lace and worn throughout the race. Chips must be returned at the finish line. There is a $35 fee per lost chip.
The Spirit of Gettysburg is pleased to partner with the Eisenhower Hotel and Conference Center in 2013. The Eisenhower Hotel and Conference Center will be offering runners a special Spirit of Gettysburg rate on June 21 and 22 of $89 per night. More information on this great hotel can be found at www.eisenhower.com. Rooms must be booked by May 21.
The YWCA thanks our 2013 sponsors:
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Carl E. Frantz, Inc.
KPI Technology, Inc.
Adams Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Community Benefits Real Estate
Confederate Woods Veterinary Hospital, Inc.
The Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center
Emmitsburg Veterinary Hospital
Gettysburg Diagnostic Imaging
Historic Gettysburg Hotel
Dr. Null, Seidel, & Dental Associates
Realty Leasing & Management Co.
WellSpan Health, Gettysburg Hospital
Tully Dental, PC
Hockley & O’Donnell Insurance Agency
Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival – Granite Hill Camping Resort