Gettysburg Blue-Gray Half Marathon
Gettysburg Blue Gray Half Marathon

F.A.Q

  • How will the race be timed?
  • We will have disposable chip timing provided by 2L Race Services in order to ensure fast and accurate results for all competitors.

  • Is there a course limit?
  • Yes, the course will remain open for three hours. At that point in time, we will begin breaking down aid stations and packing up the timing system.

  • Does the race have a cap on the number of participants?
  • Yes, the half marathon will be limited to 1000 participants (we reached that in 2016). The 5k is limited to 500 runners

  • Do you allow race entry transfers, deferrals, or refunds?
  • Yes, we will allow transfers and deferrals through September 30th. We do not grant refunds.

  • Are the roads completely closed to traffic?
  • No. Portions of the course will have roads closed while other areas will be open to light traffic on back country roads. A combination of police officers, park rangers, and certified flaggers will direct traffic and runners in order to ensure your safety.

  • Do you allow headphones, baby joggers, or animals during the race?
  • No. All of these present safety concerns for yourself and more importantly the other runners around you. Having a safe course is one of the top priorities.

  • Are finisher medals given out?
  • Yes. We will have medals based on the event logo for all finishers of the Half Marathon.

  • Does the race course travel through the Gettysburg Battlefield?
  • Yes! Since 2016 we have travelled through the quiet but beautiful East Cavalry Fields section of the Gettysburg National Military Park.

  • What is the North vs. South Competition?
  • All runners choose to run for the North or South side. Most people will decide based on where they currently live (people from PA, NJ, NY, New England, etc. will run for the North while people from VA, NC, etc. will represent the South). However, everyone has the right to run for either side. If you grew up and have ties to one region, or if you had ancestors who served one side or the other, you can choose based on that criteria. There will be a score competition between the two sides, with overall winners and age group winners determining which side wins. The winning side will earn commemorative prizes for all who run represent that side.
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