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October 30, 2022

CommUnity Spirit 10-Miler

YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County • 909 Fairfield Road GettysburgPA  17325 Organized by YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County $25 instant refund on this event with gift card.

About this event

The Spirit of Gettysburg was much more than just another 5K. For 30 years, it was part of the yearly calendar, not just for Adams County but for the hundreds of participants who traveled many miles to be part of it. We wanted our new race to carry forth that same “Spirit” and to do so; we knew we had to come up with something extraordinary.

When we began planning a new racing event here at the YWCA, we were guided by a few essential ideas. First, we wanted to be community-oriented. Second, we wanted it to be different and unusual in one or two ways.

Meet the CommunitySpirit 10-Miler.

In conjunction with the Borough of Gettysburg, Cumberland Township, the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County, Gettysburg Nature Alliance, Gettysburg Heritage Center, Land Conservancy of Adams County, and many other businesses, groups, and individuals, we’ve come up with an event we think you’re going to really enjoy.

We decided to make the CommUnity Spirit a 10-Miler because it seems there are numerous 5Ks and marathons to choose from but not enough options in between. While ten miles is not something you might do on a whim, like a 5K, it typically doesn’t require the many months of training necessary just to complete a marathon. So, call 10 miles a compromise – but a spirited one!

Our course is uniquely beautiful.

Beginning from the YWCA, the traditional starting line, your running journey will incorporate borough and battlefield, providing an experience like no other event staged in this area. Down the vast expanse of Springs Avenue, out West Street at the original borough line, through the historic third ward, the course spills out briefly onto Baltimore Street before angling south, along invigorating Steinwehr Avenue. You’ll then cross over into Cumberland Township, moving along the Emmitsburg Road. You’ll have a magnificent view of Big and Little Roundtop, the Pennsylvania Monument, and opposing Generals Meade and Lee. You’d have been right in the middle of Pickett’s famous charge one hundred and fifty-nine years ago.

The course then takes a right turn, providing a view of Confederate Avenue before spilling out onto a Pumping Station Road and a breathtaking view of the countryside. Soon, you’ll turn at Red Rock Road, crossing a historic bridge, and come upon the Gettysburg Nature Alliance.

The course then loops back up to Pumping Station Road, Millerstown Road, and the final portion of the course, ending at the rear of Steinwehr Avenue’s Heritage Center, where the after-party will begin.

Sign up today! Our first 100 participants pay just $65, a $20 savings!

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YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County

909 Fairfield Road GettysburgPA  17325

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Running-10 Mile - Individual Age group/open

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