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Both races will start on Main Street in front of the Olympic Speedskating Oval at 8:00 a.m. on race day. Mass start. Runners will proceed along historic Main Street past the Post Office and through the center of town for the first half mile. Everyone will then proceed clockwise around Mirror Lake on Mirror Lake Drive to join Parkside Drive at the National Sports Academy as in the past. The course proceeds out Route 73 to the Horseshow Grounds before doing a 2.8 mile out and back on River Road for the first loop.
The Olympic village of Lake Placid is in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains. The two loop out and back course is best described as moderate rolling, some flat, with a few steep hills. The most significant hills are near the ski jumps on Route 73 (once for the half marathon and twice for the full marathon) and leading up to the finish behind the Lake Placid High School (once for the half marathon and once for the full marathon). Each of these hills is approximately 3/10 of a mile long. Chuck Engles winning time of 2:34:39 from 2006 proves the course is reasonable and fair.
Most of the course is asphalt road. The marathon contains approximately 0.8 miles of gravel and dirt inside the Horseshow Grounds facility during the second loop. The course will be well marked. It is a very scenic course that takes you along downtowns Mirror Lake and it provides incredible views of Whiteface Mountain and the Olympic Ski Jumps. Lake Placid is a picturesque place. No spray painting on roads is allowed. Spectators, friends, and family- please make only signs of support and remove them at the end of the day.