North vs. South Competition
An integral part of this event is the competition between runners from the North and the South. Every runner is free to select the side they wish to represent based on their current state of residence, where they grew up, where their ancestors lived during the Civil War, or any other reason they choose. The map below shows how the current U.S. was separated during the Civil War at the time of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863.
There will be a scored competition between the two sides with a commemorative prize (beer glass with the event logo on one side and quote on the other from Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address on the other) awarded to the winning side. The winning side will be decided by the following scoring system: a combination of the times for the top male and female runner for each side. The side with the most points wins. The winning side will be announced at the end of the awards ceremony. You must be present to receive your award (we will not mail them out).
In 2013, the North won a closely contested competition. Can the South turn the table in 2014?