Lake Placid Marathon and Half

Sun August 23, 2020 Lake Placid, NY US 12946 Directions

2020 Lake Placid Marathon

$102 8:00AM EDT - 2:00PM EDT Price increases after July 12, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

2020 Lake Placid Half Marathon

$92 8:00AM EDT - 2:00PM EDT Price increases after July 12, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
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2634 Main St
Lake Placid, NY US 12946

Come join us on Sunday, August 23, 2020, in the Olympic Village of Lake Placid, New York USA!

The 15th 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. Registration/bib pickup is on Saturday, August 22, 2020, from 1 pm - 6 pm at the Olympic Speedskating Oval.  The race is Sunday, August 23, 2020, starting at 8 am.

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.

We will once again offer a free Kids Dash on Saturday, August 22 prior to Marathon Day.  Registration will start at 1 p.m. and the race will kick off at 2 p .m. on the Olympic Oval, kids of all ages are invited to show off their speed and fitness on courses of varying lengths.

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 2020 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 for complete event details or visit our Facebook page to interact with us on a more intimate level. :)

 Questions? Email us at

Save the date:  June 13, 2021 will be our 17th annual!

Date Change Information Regarding COVID-19

Thank you all so much for your patience while we sort out the details of our race. After meeting with local officials, we have received approval to postpone our race to August 23, 2020. We do understand that this date may not be possible for everyone, and have provided some options. We appreciate all of you so much for sticking through this with us and hope you understand that we’re doing our absolute best to make the Lake Placid Marathon and Half happen this year in the safest way possible.  

Please be advised that this is the local decision to secure a date for the event.  We are still bound by the NYS Dept of Health, the county, and the Governor as to relaxing of restrictions.  That being said, we cannot guarantee that the race will take place on Aug 23 if New York State doesn’t open our region up to events.  We do hope you understand that we have to abide by the directives from Albany.  


We are offering FREE deferrals to 2021 for anyone who registered on or before 4/22/20. You can defer by emailing us at Those that sign-up after today can defer for a $40 fee if desired. If the race is canceled, they will have the option to defer for free as well.   

Refunds and Transfers: 

Please understand that much like other small, single-event companies, we are not able to offer refunds for a number of reasons such as charitable commitments and fixed race expenses.  However, for those registered before 4/22/20, we will permit you to transfer your bib to another person. If you do decide to do that, please email us at and give us your transfer info. 

We understand that these options may not be suitable to all and we apologize.  For the future viability of the race, we feel that these are the only methods we can offer going forward.  

Again, thank you all so much for your commitment to our race. Train on, stay safe, and we hope to see you in August!   If you have questions, please reach out to us at, and please be patient as we work through your messages.

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