Gettysburg Battlefield Half Marathon

The Gettysburg Battlefield Half Marathon will not be held in 2021. 

After much consideration, we have decided to cancel the Half Marathon for 2021.

Obtaining the necessary permissions from the National Park Service in Gettysburg may have been problematic, though not yet impossible. However, our resources would have been stretched to their very limit in order to provide the kind of 13.1 – mile experience that runners expect and deserve. We don’t want to disappoint anyone who has put in the time and effort necessary to complete a half marathon.

We fully expect to present an attractive running event in the spring of 2022 and to likewise continue with the traditional Encore 5K in the fall.

Please visit our website or Facebook page for details. You may also email Evens Coordination Mark Purdy at


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