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April 7, 2017 |
A Real Marathon?
When people first discover that Garden Spot Village organizes and hosts a marathon every year their first reaction is typically disbelief: “a real marathon?” A full 26.2 mile marathon is the last thing people expect from a retirement community, but then, Garden Spot Village isn&rsquo...
December 3, 2015 |
Garden Spot Village hosts a marathon each spring. The Race Director writes an e-mail to the registered runners every week starting in January. Just for fun we are posting some of his past e-mail blasts. Here is one from February 2015. Enjoy.
I love runners. I love being around...
June 18, 2015 |
Words like opportunity and purpose are hallmarks of Garden Spot Village. Youthfulness is an attitude not an age. People can pack up and go and not worry about a thing because they know while they’re gone their place will be looked after, the lawn will be mowed and...
April 8, 2015 |
Some cultures in developing nations see a child born with clubfoot as cursed and sometimes turn to witchcraft for a cure. Through an innovative partnership, these children are getting medical and spiritual support — and children in Eastern Lancaster County are getting an opportunity to strengthen their own bodies and...
January 19, 2015 |
You are a marathoner. Whether this is your first 13.1, your umpteenth 26.2, or you've done ultras, you are a marathoner. Many of you will admit that, but others - not so much. I know, I know, "but I run slow" or "I just started" or "I walk sometimes, maybe...
December 21, 2014 |
(This article was e-mailed to all the current and past Garden Spot Village Marathon runners on December 20, 2014)
Imagine the starting line. The adrenaline. The excitement. The buzz. Makes you smile, doesn't it? You can't help it. I know I can't.
Either you're registered...
November 5, 2014 |
Mindset is so important! I recently participated in an interview with Lois Dostalik, CEO of E4 Strategic Consulting, who helped Garden Spot Village strategically look ahead and review its future, not to create a strategic plan, but a strategic blue print. Is that awesome or what? That fits with how...
June 2, 2014 |
Meet John Batzer, who made a personal record for this distance even while dealing with a seizing hamstring a few miles from the end!
How long have you been running?
I've been running for about 5 years - I started training for a Susan G Komen 5k in the fall...
May 19, 2014 |
Some call us crazy, but as runners we understand the drive and addiction that makes us sign up for races. If you have run the Garden Spot Village Marathon in the past, you understand the challenges that come with it (The Hill), but also the gorgeous scenery and unique experience...
April 22, 2014 |
(Image via Jeremy Hess Photography)
This past Saturday we hosted the 7th Annual Garden Spot Village Marathon with a record-breaking 1,217 registered runners for the half and full marathon, plus 139 for the Kids Marathon on Friday night!
It was a warm, sunny morning – perfect running weather as the runners left...
March 20, 2014 |
The 6th Annual Garden Spot Village Marathon and Half Marathon is coming up on Saturday April 12, 2014. If you have run our race you know we work very hard to make it as fun and enjoyable as possible. I was going to say “easy” but it’s not...
October 1, 2013 |
The Garden Spot Marathon is 6 months away, but we’re already planning and training for it! For our avid runners, we want to keep you informed and laced up for the GSV Marathon on April 12th, 2014! There are quite a few smaller races coming up in Lancaster County in...
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