Saturday, September 22, 2018 - Sunday, September 23, 2018
Marathon Start 1068 US Route 9 Schroon LakeNY  12870
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - Sunday, September 23, 2018
Marathon Start 1068 US Route 9 Schroon LakeNY  12870

About This Activity

Join us for the 22nd Anniversary Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival. Run around 9 mile long Schroon Lake and through the Adirondack Forest Preserve. Probably the most beautiful 26.2 miles you will ever run.

Mission Statement: Organize and maintain a world class, runner-centric event maximizing the natural assets and beauty of the region with proceeds from the event to support College Scholarships and not-For-Profit organizations.


Online registration closes Friday, Sept. 21 at 8:00 a.m. If you’re the type that waits until the last possible minute, you can register in person (space permitting) for the marathon, half-marathon, and relay races at the Race Expo on Saturday (until 4:00 p.m.). For the 5-K and 10-K races Saturday in Chestertown, you can register race morning (7:00-8:30 a.m.).

Race Expo:

Open to the public!
Featuring running retailers, clubs, events, and health and fitness specialists

Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 23, 6:30-8:15 a.m.

Location: Schroon Lake Central School, 1125 US Route 9, Schroon Lake, NY

Packet Pickup:

All runners are strongly encouraged to pick up their race bib numbers and packets at Saturday’s Race Expo. Can’t make it? Bibs will be available on Sunday morning at the Schroon Lake Central School (6:30-8:15 a.m.). In any case, all runners must pick up their own packet and show photo ID. There are no exceptions to this requirement.

Pasta Dinner:

The pasta dinner will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, September 22 at the Word of Life Inn in Schroon Lake. The Inn is located on Route 9, just south of the village. Tickets are $15.00 each and children under 5 are free. Tickets may be purchased on your registration form. Additional tickets may be purchased at packet pickup on September 22 or at the door, subject to availability.

Race Day Transportation:

On race day, there will be rolling road closures to ensure the safety of all runners. Familiarize yourself with the roadways affected now, to ensure a smooth journey. Likewise, know where you can park in town. Here’s a PDF map of the village that shows the best places to park. There is NO parking on Leland Avenue or along Route 9 south of Leland Ave.

The Northeast’s Best Half-Marathon:

The Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival’s Half-Marathon was voted the top 13.1-mile race in the northeast region by readers of competitor.com and its social media followers.

Flip Key named Adirondack Marathon in their "50 States Series: Top Marathons & Races Worth Traveling For"

Free registration for active duty, military, guard and reserve.  Sign up early as there is Limited Space Available.  Military registration will open on Feb. 10th, sign up on our website. (Your CAC card required to pick-up your packet).

Event details and schedule

Marathon starts at 9 a.m. Marathon Early Bird start 7 a.m. (The Early Bird Start is non-competitive and participants will receive a recorded time and finisher’s medal, but will not be eligible for awards. ).

Half Marathon starts at 10 a.m., at the 13.1-mile marker of the full-marathon course. Complimentary bus transportation to half Marathon start line is included in your registration.

Relays start 9 a.m. in the town of Schroon at the Marathon start line.  Complimentary transportation to exchange areas included in your registration.


5-K and 10-K Race Details: Saturday, September 22, 2018 Start: 9:30 a.m. at the Town Hall on Rt. 9 in Chestertown.
Course: Both races are run on paved streets through the heart of the village.

1-K Children’s Fun Run:
Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018
Start: 2 p.m. at the Adirondack Marathon finish line in Schroon Lake.
Course: The children’s race makes a loop through the scenic town of Schroon Lake, starting and ending at the Adirondack Marathon finish line.
Ages: For runners ages 4-12.
Awards: All runners receive a free t-shirt and finisher’s medal.

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