September 26 - 27, 2020

2020 Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival

September 26 - 27, 2020 Marathon Start • 1068 US Route 9 Schroon LakeNY  12870 View Map Organized by Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival


ADIRONDACK MARATHON - SUNDAY 9/27 - Individual Marathon Registration 9:00 a.m. Start
in 33 days $95.00
ADIRONDACK MARATHON - SUNDAY 9/27 - Individual Marathon Registration Early Bird 7:00 a.m. Start - Non-Competitive, Not eligible for awards
in 33 days $95.00
ADIRONDACK MARATHON - SUNDAY 9/27 - 2 Person Relay - Marathon
in 33 days $135.00
ADIRONDACK MARATHON - SUNDAY 9/27 - 4 Person Relay - Marathon
in 33 days $270.00
Adirondack Half Marathon - SUNDAY 9/27 - Individual Half Marathon Registration
in 33 days $85.00
ADIRONDACK 10K - SATURDAY 9/26 - Individual 10K Registration
ADIRONDACK 10K - SATURDAY 9/26 - Student 10K Registration - 18 and Under
ADIRONDACK 10K - SATURDAY 9/26 - Senior 10K Registration - 65+
ADIRONDACK 5K - SATURDAY 9/26 - Individual 5K Registration
ADIRONDACK 5K - SATURDAY 9/26 - Student 5K Registration - 18 and Under
ADIRONDACK 5K - SATURDAY 9/26 - Senior 5K Registration - 65+
ADIRONDACK 1K KIDS FUN RUN - SATURDAY 9/26 - Individual 1K KIDS FUN RUN Registration
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About this event

September 26 - 27, 2020
Saturday, Sunday

Marathon Start

1068 US Route 9 Schroon LakeNY  12870
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Join us for the 24th 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. 25 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. 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 27, PACKET PICK-UP, 6:30-8:00 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 (6:30-8:00 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 (new Location for 2020) will be held from 6pm to 7pm Saturday, September 26 at the Lakeside dining room of the Word of Life Inn Bible Institutei at 4200 Glendale Rd, Pottersville, NY 12860.  The BI is located off of Route 9, approximately 9 miles south of Schroon Lake 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 Saturday at packet pickup 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 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. 1st , sign up on our website. (Your CAC card required to pick-up your packet).

Event details and schedule

Due to construction at the Word of Life campus some tweaks along the course are being made.  (Stay tuned for final course changes.)

Marathon starts Sunday 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 26, 2019  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 26, 2019
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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