A Condensed Running Guide to Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg is a wonderfully awesome town, full of rich history, foodie eats, places to stay, sites to see, and miles and miles of roads and trails to explore. And now that’s winter is almost gone, I thought I’d recap my Gettysburg Winter Runner Guide. I’m also pumped to announce that I’m registered to run the Gettysburg Blue and Gray Half Marathon, April 28, 2019!

Historical sites, landmarks to see, and museums can occupy most of your time, and for first-time visitors, these are a must. If you’ve never been to GBG prepare to be inspired! We’ve been coming to GBG for the last 13 years and could write a book about all the must-see historical sites, so I’ll try to highlight the hits and focus on running. Let’s get down to business.

Running boils down to two very important things: first being, where can I get a nice hot shower and relax? And the second being, what’s to eat?

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Race Recap: Squirrelly Tail Twail Wun

 

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Before I get into all the squirrelly details about this race, can we stop for a moment and reflect on how awesome the running community is? I have some pretty awesome friends, and when they suggest I sign up for a race, I usually jump on the chance. Immediately after I sign up I usually get this “what did I just do” feeling, and along comes self-doubt and all the other little things that I tell myself in an effort to sabotage my results on race day. I know, I’m horrible, but stay with me.

LRRC Running Peeps (From the Left: Me, Jason, Becky, Paul… and I’m horrible for not remembering Becky’s friend in white)

All that being said, after “The Frozen Snot“, when my friends suggested running Squirrelly Tail, I thought a nice half marathon in the woods seemed like a good time. So I signed up and like most runners shared my excitement on Facebook. Before any self-doubt crept in, the vast array of running friends I have all chimed in with the same excitement having signed up to run as well. At that moment, I was feeling pretty good, having a nice handful of people running the event there that I know gave a much-needed boost to my confidence. Running Community Awesomeness, Check!

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