2021 Race — October 2-3

[USATF Course Certification Code NY21011JG]

Race Tracking Alert

Due to technical issues the tracking alerts for the marathon and half marathon today will not be sent. Results will be online as they happen, however, so follow the results link below to check on the progress of runners you want to follow. Runners, you may want to forward this email with link to friends and/or family who may be interested.

Complete results can be found at https://www.gsrs.com/results/4344

It’s our 25th anniversary race and that means special treats for you and trust us when we say the bears are ready to party!  We are so excited to have runners back with us this year to celebrate the gift of running, goal setting and the human spirit.

Fireworks and Music in theTown Park early Saturday evening October 2nd.  A Beer Garden at the Finish Area hosted by Paradox Brewery along with a free beer for registered Marathon, Half and Relay Runners (21 and up) on Sunday.

We plan to offer something for everyone on race weekend: On Sunday: The Marathon around crystal clear Schroon Lake, Half Marathon, and 2 & 4 person relays, and on Saturday:  a 5 & 10K and a Kids Fun Run.

So set the date for October 2nd & 3rd, 2021, and come run with us!

Covid 19 Testing Rules have changed:

Registered Marathoners, Half Marathon and Relay Runners will be required to provide proof of a complete COVID-19 vaccination series or a negative COVID-19 test result to participate in the 2021 Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival.  A complete COVID-19 vaccination series is defined as two weeks after a two dose vaccination series or two weeks after a single dose series. Or the alternative is a negative COVID-19 Molecular test (preferred) or Antigen test, no at home tests are accepted for either.  The test must have been administered by a lab, pharmacy, or other medical facility within 72 hours prior to race day.   

The immunization record or test report must include the name of the individual matching their government issued photo identification both of which need to be presented at Packet Pickup.

All attendees will be required to wear face coverings while at any indoor venue, on buses to and from the half marathon and relay exchange areas, Sag wagon or if in close proximity with others and runner’s may be required to wear face coverings in the starting area for all events.

If you have tested positive or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of the event, please do not participate in or attend the event.   You will be eligible for a free deferral to 2022 or a refund by providing your official quarantine document or notice from your health department.

These decisions have been taken to protect you, the runners, your family and friends, our volunteers and those that live in our community. 


Refunds Are Not An Option – As a 501(c)3 organization, the Adirondack Marathon expends all income generated from registration well before the race actually occurs, and registration income does not nearly cover the cost of the event.

2021 Deferral Policy

Runners who opt to defer their race entry until the 2022 race will receive a $40 deferral credit when registering for the 2022 race.

Marathon Special Price for Front Line Health Care Workers and Active Duty, Military, Guard & Reserve

  • 50% discount for the first 60 Front Line Health Care Workers and Active Duty, Military, Guard & Reserve.  (A few entries in the Marathon are still open. Half entries are sold out.)  Your CAC Card or Medical ID will be required at packet pick up.