Mark Purdy

Mark Purdy

A week from tomorrow, on June 19, the YWCA of Gettysburg and Adams County will stage the 30th running of our Spirit of Gettysburg 5K. Since 1991, this race has been a most popular event, and not only locally.

Runners have come from far and wide over the years, anxious to visit Gettysburg and run what has become something of an iconic course, across Reynolds Avenue, up and around the Eternal Peace Light Memorial, and back onto Seminary Ridge.

Mark Purdy is coordinator of communications and events at YWCA Gettysburg and Adams County. Contact him at

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