FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Garden Spot Village Announces Preliminary Marathon Results
Some 1,200 Runners and Walkers Participated
in This Fifth Annual Fundraising Event
NEW HOLLAND, Pa. - April 8, 2013 - Kenny Goodfellow, 23, of Rochester,
N.Y., finished first in the fifth annual Garden Spot Village Marathon on
Saturday, April 6, with a time of 2:35:30. Jennifer Terefencko, 34, of
Pottsville, Pa., finished first in the Women's Open Division and 19th
overall, with a time of 3:14:00.
Michael Kubbutat, 52, of Schallstadt, Germany, won the Men's Grand Masters
Division for runners 50 years old and better, with a time of 3:25:43.
Kathleen Sanders, 51, of Manheim, Pa., was the Women's Grand Masters
winner, finishing in 4:05:31.
"We were blessed with perfect running weather, the support of hundreds of
volunteers who worked hard to make it a great event, and some 1,200
marathoners, half-marathoners and relay teams of all ages who came out to
test themselves and support our Benevolent Fund," said race director Scott
Miller, himself a marathoner, who is also chief marketing officer of the
The oldest finisher in the marathon was Ian Sim, 80, from Alexandria,
Ontario. The youngest marathon finishers were three 15-year-olds: Benjamin
Bliss, of Corning, N.Y., Noah Buck, of Duncannon, Pa., and Presley Day, of
Clifton, Virginia. Bliss and Buck both completed last year's Garden Spot
Village marathon as well.
TheGarden Spot Village Marathon is believed to be the first marathon hosted
by a retirement community. Beginning and ending on the community's 104-acre
campus, the USA Track & Field (USATF)-certified course runs along rural
roads through scenic Lancaster County, Pa. The consensus among participants
is that the course is both challenging and exceptionally beautiful.
To encourage a broad range of participation, the event recognizes
individual achievement in five-year age categories to ages 80-plus, and the
course remains open until the last participant has finished.
The event is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.
First-place marathon finishers in each of four categories won cash awards:
Men Overall, Women Overall, Men's Grand Masters (50-plus) and Women's Grand
Masters (50-plus). The Garden Spot Village Marathon is unique in that the
masters awards for runners 50-plus are the same amounts as the overall
Results for the full marathon were:
First place Kenny Goodfellow age 23, Rochester, N.Y. 2:35:30
Second place John Wallace age 21, Denver, Pa. 2:38:08
Third Place Robert Longenecker age 24, Lititz, Pa. 2:45:33
First place Jennifer Terefencko age 34, Pottsville, Pa. 3:14:00
Second place Vanessa Andes age 29, Ephrata, Pa. 3:22:38
Third place Amanda An age 26, Ellicott City, Md. 3:25:43
Men's Grand Masters (age 50 or above)
First place Michael Kubbutat age 52, Schallstadt, Germany 3:25:55
Second place Keith Straw age 58, Malvern, Pa. 3:27:22
Third Place Moreno Tomei age 51, Granby, Quebec
Women's Grand Masters (age 50 or above)
First place Kathleen Sanders age 51, Manheim, Pa. 4:05:31
Second place Martha Kurtz age 62, Morgantown, Pa. 4:06:24
Third Place Carolyn Roberts age 50, Metuchen, N.J. 4:08:51
Proceeds from the marathon benefit the Garden Spot Village Benevolent Fund,
which helps support residents who need financial assistance.
About Garden Spot Village:
Founded on faith in 1990, Garden Spot Village is a licensed, non-profit
provider of innovative housing and lifestyle services that enrich the lives
of older adults as an expression of Christ's love.
Its flagship community, Garden Spot Village, opened its doors in 1996. A
resort-style community for residents 62 plus, it provides a dynamic
environment where individuals and couples can pursue purpose-filled lives.
Located on a scenic 104-acre campus in New Holland, Pennsylvania, Garden
Spot Village features award-winning architecture, exceptional amenities,
more than 40 social clubs and an abundant schedule of activities.
In addition to its residential offerings, GardenSpot provides healthcare
services on campus, and Garden Spot Village At Home personal care and
companionship services to residents of Garden Spot Village and the greater
New Holland community. Garden Spot also owns and operates Maple Farm, a
household-model skilled care campus in Akron, Pennsylvania.
The organization embraces teamwork, service, stewardship, innovation and
integrity. Garden Spot Village is affiliated with the Lancaster Mennonite
Conference of the Mennonite Church, the Atlantic Coast Conference of
Mennonite Church USA, Mennonite Health Services and LeadingAge PA.