Gettysburg Battlefield Half Marathon

Nov. 1, 2020

Note: The Gettysburg Battlefield Half Marathon is cancelled for 2020. We believe it is best for the safety of our runners and volunteers to take a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please join us in 2021.

What? Half-marathon (13.1 miles). Most of the course is on the Gettysburg National Military Park.

When? 7 a.m., Nov. 3, 2019

Where? Race begins and ends at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg

Who are the hosts? Gettysburg Foundation and YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County

The YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County is a membership organization that has been meeting the needs of our entire community for over 90 years. The YW is the largest child care provider in Adams County. It works toward racial justice and the economic empowerment of women. The YW offers a fantastic fitness center with the only public indoor swimming pool.

The Gettysburg Foundation’s mission, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), is to enhance the preservation and understanding of the heritage and lasting significance of Gettysburg and its national parks. The Foundation focuses its work primarily on the battle of Gettysburg and its context in the American Civil War, as well as President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Assistance is also given to occasionally support the Eisenhower National Historic Site, President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s residence in the Gettysburg community.

When/where is packet pick-up? Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg; and near the start line the day of the run. Runners may have their family and friends pick-up their packet with an receipt.

When does the course close? 10 a.m.

You convinced me, I am in! How do I register? Registration will open early 2020.

What if I register and get hurt, sick, my child has a baby, I have a baby, my mom springs for a Caribbean vacation, or I just realize I was absolutely insane for signing up for this thing? If you need to cancel your registration, please email no later than Oct. 1, 2020. After Oct. 1, 2020 you may transfer your registration to another person for a $10 fee until Oct. 15, 2019.

What is included with registration? Well, the ability to say you ran a half marathon on the Gettysburg National Military Park is pretty cool in and of itself, but we will also throw in a free long-sleeve hi-tech shirt (men’s and women’s cuts available) with our awesome logo (must register by Oct. 6), tickets to the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center with access to the Cyclorama painting and “New Birth of Freedom” film and more SWAG. Finishers will receive a medal at the finish line (which is a great place for the finishers to be!)

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What’s the course? Gettysburg Battlefield Half Marathon Map

Do you have elevation charts? Of course! Here is one for the half

This sounds like a lot of fun, but running a full or half marathon is not in the cars for me. How do I join in the fun? We need LOTS of volunteers. Please email and someone will be in touch. All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt with our awesome logo, created by Boom Supercreative. Thanks!

What’s there to do in Gettysburg? Visiting Gettysburg can be a trip of a lifetime or an easy weekend getaway. Our rich history – which includes the Gettysburg Battlefield and so much more – will entice you to come, while our recreation and recent culinary resurgence will make you linger and return. Visit our friends at Destination Gettysburg for more information.

A lot of my questions have been answered, but I still have more. No problem! Contact Alex at or 717-334-9171, ext. 116.

Volunteer Interest Form

2019 Half Marathon Results

2018 Half Marathon Results

2017 Full and Half Marathon Results

2016 Full Marathon Results

Our generous 2018 sponsors


Gettysburg Heritage Center


Gettysburg Battlefield Tours