Lake Placid Marathon & Half Marathon
The Half Marathon is a single loop out and back and begins 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. Twelve (12) well stocked aid stations are available for the Half Marathon. The event offers a generous six (6) hour course limit for each race.
USATF CERTIFIED The Lake Placid Marathon & Half Marathon is a USATF-certified course whose distance has been certified for accuracy and is nationally ranked. The race is also a Boston Marathon Qualifier!
The Lake Placid Marathon and Half Marathon course is a beautiful course set in the heart of the Adirondacks. The race begins in town next to the Olympic Speed skating oval. You’ll find yourself racing past historic Olympic sites including the ski jumps, 400 meter outdoor speed skating oval, and the 1980 Arena, home of the “Miracle On Ice”.
The Half Marathon is a single loop out and back while the Marathon is a double out and back. The course is a combination of flat, rolling and some hills. Runners enjoy mountain views, open areas, shaded areas, a class III trout stream and beautiful Mirror Lake along the way. Twelve well stocked aid stations are available for the Half Marathon; 26 for the Marathon. The event offers a generous six (6) hour course limit for each race.