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Spirit of Gettysburg 5K

Celebrate more than a quarter-century of running with us on June 18, 2016 at the 26th Annual Spirit of Gettysburg 5K!

Registation is now open! Click here to join us!

Check out sponsorship opportunities for this year’s race.

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.

The one-mile fun run and fitness walk allows those who do not wish to complete 3.1 miles to participate in the festivities.

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.

Everyone’s registration fee adds up to make the YWCA an awesome community center that works to eliminate racism and empower women while offering a fitness center, childcare, aquatics center, Road Scholar Adventures in Lifelong learning, and so much more!

If you would like more information, please contact Alex J. Hayes, race director, at 717-334-9171, ext. 116 or ahayes@ywcagettysburg.org.

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 ahayes@ywcagettysburg.org. If you want to run the race, and volunteer, that is completely possible – we will find a position for you that guarantees you can do both.

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2012 results by age group

2012 results sorted by time

2011 Race Results
2010 Race Results

2009 5K results