Spectators

We encourage the participation of family and friends on race day. We expect you to be rooting for your favorite runner with all of your might! There will be a food court, plenty of Port-a-pots, and your participation adds to the excitement of the day. We only ask that you please be courteous of our extremely patient neighbors. Be cautious of lawns, tire marks, trash on the route, and anything else that may raise an eyebrow! We appreciate your help in advance.

The roads are closed along the course from the start of the race to water stop 4 until 9:30 a.m. You cannot drive on them. You will have to circle around the course to get to spots where you can cheer your runners on.

We don’t have any designated or recommended spectator areas. For liability reasons we simply don’t make any recommendations.

The roads are closed to the half marathon turnaround, which means you cannot drive on those roads or cross them. We know spectators tend to gravitate toward the water stops, which means it can be difficult to get off the road and park close to them. If you go out on the course please cooperate with the Police and Fire Police and be respectful of people’s yards and property.

The course map is available here.

The Garden Spot Village Marathon is a USATF certified Boston Marathon Qualifier Course located in the midst of beautiful Lancaster County farmland.

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