The Gettysburg North-South Marathon is thrilled to support the charitable work of the Paralyzed Veterans of America by waiving the race entry fee for participants who fundraise for this worthy cause. The first 20 people who fundraise a minimum of $500 will get a FREE marathon entry.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is arguably the best known small town in America, with name recognition that extends to almost everyone. The Gettysburg North-South Marathon is an opportunity to be involved in one of America's most unique marathons that takes place amidst the history of Gettysburg and its picturesque landscape.
An integral part of this event is the competition between runners from the North and the South. Every runner is free to select the side they wish to represent based on their current state of residence, where they grew up, where their ancestors lived during the Civil War, or any other reason they choose.
There will be a scored competition between the two sides with a commemorative prize (beer glass with the event logo on one side and quote on the other from Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address on the other) awarded to the winning side. The winning side will be decided by the following scoring system: a combination of the times for the top male and female runner for each side. The side with the most points wins. The winning side will be announced at the end of the awards ceremony. You must be present to receive your award (we will not mail them out).