This is a beautiful course through country farmlands. There will be road closures the first five miles. Traffic is expected to be minimal, but we will be sharing the roads with traffic. Expect to see horse and buggies. Please run on the left side of the road facing oncoming traffic. Every precaution is being taken for runner and traffic safety. There will be cones marking the course every 2/10ths of a mile. Every turn will be clearly marked. Fire police will be slowing traffic at the more significant intersections.
The race starts on the Garden Spot Village Campus by the Legacy Garden and travels east for about 2 miles. It then circles around west through the Amish farmlands at the foot of the Welsh Mountain for approximately 12 miles before looping back to campus. During this time of year the scenery is amazing, the farmers are tilling the fields with horse-drawn plows and there are sure to be horse and buggies about.
The address for Garden Spot Village Marathon and Half Marathon is 433 S. Kinzer Avenue, New Holland PA 17557. Volunteers will direct you to parking areas.
The Garden Spot Village Marathon and Half Marathon are USATF certified.