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Gettysburg Festival of Races

The Gettysburg Festival of Races is the combination of three historic races in one single weekend! Come and race alongside the hallowed ground of Gettysburg battlefield. Our course winds through beautiful wooded back country roads, past fields and farms, and passes through the southern end of the main battlefield of Gettysburg.

Choose to compete in Gettysburg North-South Marathon, Gettysburg Blue-Gray Half Marathon, or Gateway 5K. Saturday features our bigger and better health and fitness expo from 1-7pm.

Registration opens on June 1, 2022. Come join us for a new and improved course!

NEW NAME – We are super excited to announce that the former Hanover YMCA RunFest has a new name which celebrates and embraces our community roots, as a snack food capital!

MORE FUN – We have partnered with local craft breweries to bring you our inaugural Beer Bash on George (over 21 only)!

Located in South Central Pennsylvania’s Snack Food Capital – Hanover, PA!

Races, Beer Bash on George, and Post Race Fall Festival all take place on the expansive and beautiful property of the Hanover Area YMCA which has been serving the community for over 53 years!

The Snack Town RunFest is a running extravaganza for all ages and all abilities in the quaint borough of Hanover, PA. We offer something for everyone:

·        USATF certified, chip timed Half Marathon

·         Chip timed 5K

·         Kid’s Fun Run (ages 4-12 years)

For those of you who are interested in participating, please signup here.

October 1: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Racer packet pickup (strongly urged to pick up at this time)

October 2: 6:30 AM – 5:00 PM Main race and event day (Race courses close at 11:30 PM)

5K Run/walk will be an evening event benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. 100% of net proceeds (i.e. gross receipts minus event expenses) will be paid to Wounded Warrior Project, the Warrior Hunting Adventures, and the Healing Waters Fly Fishing for Wounded Warriors.


-Race t-shirt
-Custom Race Bib
-Custom finisher medals for Top 3 racers, men’s & women’s
-Custom awards
-Fun family experience!


*Early Packet pick-up will be in the registration building on Thursday August 12th from 6-8pm

*Friday August 13th, 2021 Registration Begins at 6pm

*Run/Walk Begins at 7:30pm

The race begins and ends at Krumpe’s Do-nut Shop. It runs through residential parts of the south end of Hagerstown and through Rose Hill Cemetery. Course is mostly level with a few gentle hills. Surface is smooth macadam road.

Note: Prices increase after June 15th, 2021 11:59pm EDT