Run for Peace

RUN FOR PEACE – September 22, 2021

For the fifth consecutive year, the YWCA of Gettysburg and Adams County is sponsoring a special Run For Peace. This year, we’ll be holding the event in conjunction with Thirsty Farmer Brew Works. This is not a race, but a friendly untimed 3-miles-or-so run (or walk), after which you can enjoy something to eat and an excellent cold beverage. We’ve got a limited supply of this year’s coveted “Peace Sign” t-shirts (the color is still a secret) and if you arrive early enough, you can snag one for yourself. Volunteers from the YWCA staff will be at the Thirsty Farmer beginning at 5:00 and the first runners will set off around 6.

There is no charge, of course, except for your post-run food and drink. Please join us!

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.”

We are delighted to announce that we’ve added two more sponsors to this year’s roster, Illuminated Integration, and Erie Landmark Company. Click on the images below to learn more about them.

Questions about this event? Contact Mark Purdy, YWCA Events and Communications Coordinator at or 717.334.9171 ext. 113.