Each year, we strive to make the Garden Spot Village 1/2 Marathon increasingly better and a more memorable experience for those involved. We appreciate any feedback we’re given and will do our best to incorporate any suggestions into future events. The list of websites below not only serves as a place to leave your reviews and feedback, but also as a resource for prospective runners to learn more about what to expect from those who have run our course before.

Below is a list of approved websites for posting marathon reviews, testimonials or other feedback that we think will benefit future runners or organizers. If you would rather contact us directly, please send a message to us here or call 717-355-6000.

Tell us what you think by leaving a review on one of these websites:

If you own a personal blog and review our race, please send it to us here! We love to read your feedback and experiences on our course!


Here’s what runners have been saying about previous Garden Spot Village races:

I ran my first Garden Spot Village Half this morning and it was a fantastic experience! It is a challenging course, but we all need a challenge in our lives, right? The volunteers were amazing! Every one greeted you with a smile on their face and a kind word. The water and Gatorade stops were well manned and the scenery was beautiful. I love my medal and the food at the end was the best I’ve ever had post race. Thank you to everyone who made this race such a great experience!

Kareen Lawson

2017 Half Marathon Runner

I absolutely love this race the people that put on the run are great people they care a lot about the runners and ways there to support you.
Julie Miller

2016 Half Marathon Runner

This was my 22nd full marathon and I can absolutely say without a doubt it was the kindest and one of the friendliest marathons I’ve ever run! My friends and I can’t stop thinking about what a great day it was! We appreciate every detail that went into planning and preparing for this spectacular event! Congratulations on a “well run” marathon!!
Maggie Muir Shylock

2015 Full Marathon Runner

This race was so organized and logistically stress free. The race shirts are great (they actually fit properly), super nice volunteers, weekly email updates, I loved that the aid stations had ice on an abnormally hot day, huge selection of post race food. You could really tell that a lot of thought was put into this event.

Jennifer Larrea

2018 Half Marathon Runner

I run for the chocolate milk shake at the end!

Tom Myers

2017 Half Marathon Runner

Today was my 3rd Garden Spot Half Marathon (and my 10th half overall). I live locally but often travel to run – I’ve been to large and small events in Chicago, San Fransisco, Indiana, Maryland, and elsewhere in PA. I was reminded again today how amazing this race is, and how it’s clearly organized by people who really *get* running. Communication leading up to the race was consistent and detailed. Packet pickup was very easy (even for someone like me who gets lost all the time). All water/Gatorade stations were well stocked, porta-potties were plentiful and easy to find, and the finishers’ area had SO MANY complimentary options for runners (wraps with vegan options, egg casseroles, oatmeal, bagels, trail mix, fruit, pretzels, chicken pot pie, coffee, and even chocolate milkshakes, which were much appreciated on this abnormally hot day!) Every volunteer I encountered was helpful and kind — and every single volunteer I talked to answered my, “Thanks for your help” with “Thank YOU for being here today.” I look forward to returning again!

Jess Kling

2018 Half Marathon Runner

The Garden Spot Village 1/2 Marathon & 10K introduced a new course in 2019 and is located in the midst of beautiful Lancaster County farmland.

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