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The Gettysburg North-South Marathon is run against the setting of a landmark battle of the Civil War, the battle of Gettysburg. The soldiers of the North and South fought on the roads and fields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in the summer of 1863 in the Civil War’s most famous battle, a … MORE
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    ShellyL FIRST-TIMER '16

    This was my first year running the Gettysburg Marathon. It is a small race, with good organization. There is same day packet pick up, which I always appreciate. Because there … MORE

    This was my first year running the Gettysburg Marathon. It is a small race, with good organization. There is same day packet pick up, which I always appreciate. Because there were only a couple hundred runners, you can park, sit in your car until the last minute and walk right up to the starting line. No need to freeze, get wet, get up way too early.
    The course goes through a small portion of the actual battlefield. There are a lot of hills, including a rather big one within the first mile or two. I would not anticipate this would be a PR race for most people. The rest of the course winds its way through the countryside, with many farms and orchards to see. Not many spectators, but there were enough water stations with good volunteer support. They have announced course route changes for 2017 with the elimination of a lot of the hills, so stay tuned.
    The finish line was at the same location as the start. Simple, basic finish area with drinks and a few snacks. Nothing fancy and don’t expect to eat a meal.
    The medal was unique this year with a canon and a spinning wheel. They also have a competition between “north and south” and if you pick the correct team, you get a bonus pint glass. The t-shirt was nice, again basic, and they gave a sinch sack when picking up your packet. See my attached photo for these items.
    Overall, a good race, small, hilly (but course changes in the works). If you like these qualities, you won’t be disappointed.

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    4
    SCENERY
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