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Dates: 1/2/2019 - 12/31/2019
City / State: Gettysburg, PA
Event Name: Walk #2
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 111416 2019/Y0047
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5K & 10K - 1A
Description: Mon-Fri, 4:30 am-10pm; Sat, 8-5; Sun, 10-5 Closed all holidays. Tour Operators please make arrangements with the POC. After registering, you must drive to the start at the parking lot for the National Cemetery. ***** There are two 5K trails; either trail may be done for 5K credit. BOTH TRAILS ARE NEW FOR 2019! Both trails must be done for 10K credit.*****The 5K Town Trail goes through the Soldiers' National Cemetery, around Colt Park, past the stores and restaurants on Steinwehr Ave and through the Cemetery Annex. The 5K Battlefield Trail goes past the "Highwater Mark" area of the battlefield, the Pennsylvania Monument, and past some of the artillery positions on Day 2 and 3. It then goes to the Visitor's Center and returns to the start, gong past General Meade's Headquarters. ***** There are no restrooms at the parking area; restrooms on the Town Trail are passed within 1K of starting. Restrooms on the Battlefield Trail are passed about 2.6K and 4K after starting.
Amenities: Strollers: easy | Wheelchairs: easy | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Bridges - Spanning the USA, Little Free Libraries, National Parks Centennial Challenge, Take a Walk In a City Park, Underground Railroad, Vice Presidential Walks, Walk the USA - Street by Street
Start Times: See comments
Location: Gettysburg YWCA
Start Point / Driving Directions: 909 Fairfield Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325 (717)334-9171. Refer to the Gettysburg - Walk #1 for directions to start location.
Awards & Fees: A Award
Comments: If you are visiting Gettysburg and only have time to do one of the three YREs, this is the one we recommend. ****** Pets are not allowed inside the Gettysburg National Cemetery but you can do a detour and avoid the cemetery****The "A" Award is a 4" patch featuring the 1st Minnesota Monument which is on the 5K Battlefield Trail.
Host Club: York White Rose Wanderers
Contact: Tom Jackson (717) 677-6511
Website: sites.google.com/site/yorkwhiterosewanderers
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