Run for Peace

RUN FOR PEACE – September 22, 2021

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.”

For the fifth consecutive year, the YWCA of Gettysburg and Adams County is sponsoring a special Run For Peace. Details concerning our starting point – and restaurant partnership – will soon be revealed.

Not only is there no charge for this not-really-a-race event, but all participants will receive this year’s edition of the ever-popular RFP “Peace Sign” t-shirt! What color have we chosen for 2021???

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.