The Garden Spot Village Marathon is organized, planned, and hosted by Garden Spot Village. The people who live at Garden Spot Village are known for leading active, purposeful, opportunity-filled lives. Though it may be considered a retirement community, the people of Garden Spot Village are anything but retired. Some participate in the marathon and half marathon, and hundreds volunteer. They direct you to parking the minute you arrive, help you find your way, assist with all the event activities, hand you water at the water stops, and put the medals around your neck when you cross the finish line. They want this to be the best race you've ever run, and so do we. There is no denying this is a challenging course. What amazes us is that year-after-year tell, people tell us it is the best race they've ever run. We do our best to put on a good race, but we wholeheartedly believe it's the Garden Spot Village volunteers that cause people to say, "This is the best race I've ever run!" All of the proceeds from the Garden Spot Village Marathon and Half Marathon benefit the Garden Spot Village Benevolent Fund.