Gettysburg Festival of Races

Sunday, April 25th, 2021 Gettysburg, PA 17325 US Directions RaceJoy Ready
26.2 miles through history

North-South Marathon

8:00AM EDT - 2:00PM EDT
13.1 miles through history

Blue-Gray 1/2 Marathon

8:00AM EDT - 2:00PM EDT

The Gettysburg Festival of Races is the combination of four historic races in one single weekend! Come and race alongside the hallowed ground of Gettysburg battlefield*.  It is out intention to hold all 3 running events on a single day as we did in the pre-COVID era.  That creates the best atmosphere for the event.  However, we are still in the midst of this pandemic and health and safety guidelines and restrictions change over time.  It is possible that we will have to separate the events over the weekend as we did in 2020 to ensure compliance the entities that permit our event.  

Choose to compete in Gettysburg North-South Marathon, Gettysburg Blue-Gray Half Marathon, or Gateway 5K. And, Saturday features the Gettysburg Blue-Gray Criterium!

* The National Park Service indicated in early November 2020 that they would no longer allow races within their jurisdiction in Gettysburg.  We are going to great lengths to have this policy changed.  We have a certified course that starts and finishes at the same location that does not go through the battlefield and will use this course only if our efforts to change NPS policy are unsuccessful.

20 Presidential Circle
Gettysburg, PA US 17325
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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Gettysburg Festival of Races.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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