2nd Annual Gettysburg Fun(d) Virtual Run

September 16, 2017


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What is a Virtual Run?

The Gettysburg Fun(d) Virtual Run is an opportunity to come together with fellow Gettysburgians–wherever you are–to help support a Gettysburgreat education for current students and have a great time with friends and family in your local community.

Where can I run or walk?

Anywhere! Treadmills to trails, get out and get active in your local community and encourage your family, friends, and fellow Gettysburgians to do the same. Just be sure to stay safe! Watch Facebook and email for opportunities to run with your regional alumni club. If you are on campus for Homecoming Weekend, plan to run with fellow Gettysburgians. (Check out these general safety tips from the Road Runners Club of America.)

How do I participate on campus on Homecoming Weekend?

At 10 a.m., participants will meet at the start of the Gettysburg College cross-country course near the stone parking lot behind the soccer field. It can be accessed from Mummasburg Road. Run one loop for fun and two loops for a 5k. Look for balloons marking the start of the course.

How can I participate with other Gettysburgians in my area? 

If you are participating from your home city, please choose "Home City" on your registration form under "Where will you be participating?". If you are interested in becoming a fun(d) run ambassador for your city, please notify Hannah King at hking@gettysburg.edu. Otherwise, we will let you know if there is a group near you! 

Do you need proof that I actually finished my run or walk?

While we don’t require that you report your results, we do encourage you to share your experience online with photos and videos on our Facebook event page, or anywhere on social media using #gettysburgreat.

How can I let others know I’m participating?

On the final registration page, use the “Share on Social Media” button to let your Facebook friends know you are participating. Feel free to share on your own social media accounts. Remember to post your photos on September 16. #gettysburgreat

Will there be prizes awarded for the Gettysburg Fun(d) Virtual Run?

Yes, but this is a little different from other runs. Instead of recognizing the best times, we want to recognize the best photos! Post photos of your experience and we’ll give prizes to the top three winners showing off their Gettysburg pride. You have until September 18 to post your best photos. Prizes will include Gettysburg College Book Store gift certificates!

If I can’t participate, can I still make a gift?

We welcome all types of participation. If you can’t run or walk on September 16 (or any time close to that date), you can show your support of Gettysburg College by making a gift.

What if I have other questions?

We are here to help! Please contact our Race Director, Hannah King, at 717-337-8072 or via email at hking@gettysburg.edu with any questions.