RUN FOR PEACE – September 23, 2020
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.”
For the fourth consecutive year, the YWCA of Gettysburg and Adams County is sponsoring a special Run For Peace. While this has always been an informal run or walk – never a race – it takes on an even more informal feel in this, the time of COVID-19. We only ask that you get outside and cover some ground in the name and spirit of a more peaceful world, whenever it suits your schedule between September 23rd and the end of the month.
In addition to the mind-clearing satisfaction that exercise invariably produces, we’ll throw in this year’s edition of the always-popular RFP “Peace Sign” t-shirt!
Simply pay us a visit at the YWCA, tell us where you ran or walked, and pick up a shirt – for as long as they last. It’s that easy.
The shirts will be available beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday September 23, when we’ll have some socially-distanced runners and walkers getting together to cover their chosen courses.