THE "BATTLE OF THE AIMEES":
LEWISBURG'S AIMEE BAYLOR (#10) STAYS
STEPS AHEAD OF SPRING GROVE'S AIMEE
TAYLOR. FINAL RESULTS:
BAYLOR BEATS TAYLOR!
KAREN MITCHELL PHOTO

Runners & families enjoy
Spirit of Gettysburg 5k

Participants run through Civil War History

GETTYSBURG, PA- Runners of all ages came out to the YWCA Gettysburg and Adams County to participate in the 17th annual Spirit of Gettysburg 5K & Kids’ Run on July 14. All proceeds benefit YWCA community programs.

Kipchirchir Bitok of Kenya took first place in the 5K run with a time of 14:44. The first place female winner was Gina Lucrazi of Pen Argyl, PA with a time of 17:22.

The Spirit of Gettysburg is a nationally renowned event, which includes a 5K run, 5K Wheelchair Race, One-Mile Fun Run/Fitness Walk, and Kids’ Sprints. The race is one of only a handful of road races permitted on National Military Park roads. Rated as one of the best historical runs in the country and USATF certified, the course tours the first day of the famous July 1863 Battle of Gettysburg.

“We had another fabulous race. The event could not have been on a more perfect day,” said Deb Yocum, YWCA Executive Director.

 

TOP WOMAN GINA LUCRAZI CRUISIN’ TO
A WIN.
KAREN MITCHELL PHOTO
The 17th annual event was made possible through the generous donations of its many sponsors including Wellspan Gettysburg Hospital, the Historic Gettysburg Hotel, Capital Blue Cross, 1320 WGET, Times & News Publishing Co., Alpha Benefits, Community Benefits Real Estate, C.S. Davidson Inc., Southwest Airlines, Thomas and Tamara Brush-Campbell, KPI Technology, Tully Dental, Gettysburg Endodontics, Worden & Shewell, Beauchat & Beauchat, Bare Hands Design, and in cooperation with the Gettysburg National Military Park.

Success of the Spirit of Gettysburg also depends upon more than 150 enthusiastic community volunteers and a dedicated steering committee. This year’s committee and key volunteers included:
Race Director Deb Yocum
Course Director Brian Emig
Logistics Director Bud Glass
Start Line Joe Pecaitis*
Race Day Registration Coordinator Margery Donovan*
Parking Director Bob Rhoads*
Finish Line Directors Dave Herlocker*, Tom Jackson*
Fun Run/Kids’ Run Coordinator Nancy Petrosky
Refreshments Chris Kellett*
Awards Megan Maslowski, Lisa Tully*
T-shirts Brian Emig
Runner Packets Brian Emig, Derrick Kuhn
Volunteer Coordinator Christine Hoy
WellSpan Volunteer Coordinator Melissa Waller*
Child Care Coordinators Hannah Cleveland, Kathleen Singleton
Elite Athlete Coordinator Clay Shaw*
Registration Data Entry Melissa Reilly
Layout and Design Suzanne Wiltgen
Publicity/Media Relations Alex Hayes
BBQ Cookout Tonya Mincey, Megan Maslowski
* Volunteer

 

MASTERS WINNER DOUG MOCK.
LEADING THE CHARGE!
KAREN MITCHELL PHOTO
For additional information on the Spirit of Gettysburg, please call 717-334-9171, or visit ywcagettysburg.org.