The Annual Lake Placid Marathon & Half is a premier early season race hosted in the historic Olympic Village of Lake Placid, New York USA home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games surrounded by the beautiful Adirondack Mountains.
We are proud to announce the certification of the Lake Placid Marathon course and are a BQ race. Certificate #NY17059JG.
Each year the event attracts up to 2,000 athletes from over 40 U.S States, Canada, and abroad.
The Half Marathon is a single loop out and back while the Marathon is a double out and back. Both races begin on Main Street in the charming Village of Lake Placid and end on the 400-meter outdoor speed skating oval track where U.S Speed Skater Eric Heiden won an unprecedented five gold medals in 1980.
The Marathon/Half course is a combination of flat, rolling and some hills and runners enjoy mountain views, open areas, shaded areas, a class III trout stream, and beautiful Mirror Lake along the way.
Well-stocked aid stations are available. The event offers a generous six (6) hour course limit for each race.
Athlete food at the Race Finish along with a quality finisher medal and a race T-shirt are among the benefits of the race. Please note: We reserve the right to change the racer gift and will inform you of any changes/options well ahead of race day.
The Lake Placid Marathon & Half was ranked the #2 “Best Destination” Race in the USA by a Runner’s World Magazine reader survey (source; Jan. 2010 issue).
We are walker-friendly and a great venue for a team or group destination event.
Age restrictions: The marathon is limited to those 18 yrs and older on race day.
The half marathon is open to anyone 13 years or older but must have a parent’s signature IN PERSON at registration in order for a child to compete that is under 18 years old.
The entry fees include a charity component that allows us to make a donation to two local charities.
Go to www.LakePlacidMarathon.com for complete event details or visit our Facebook page to interact with us on a more intimate level. :)