Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival Virtual Races — Register NOW!

People, it’s finally here! Today we open the portal, flip the switch, open the window, clap our hands and cheer because our virtual race is now open and ready for business! We cannot wait to celebrate your hard work with well earned “vintage swag” and a few surprises thrown in for good measure. Our running options of a Marathon, Half Marathon, 2 Person Marathon Relay and 4 Person Marathon Relay will give you a reason to lace up those sneakers, call a friend, make a team, run Hans Solo or whatever you want it to be. Remember, make it fun and make it memorable (like 2020 hasn’t been memorable enough?) by celebrating friendships, running and the gift of good health. We raise a glass to that.

The Virtual Race will “run” September 19-Oct 12, 2020. Why did we give you so long? To give YOU time to run and have fun as it best fits YOUR schedule. Want to run around the block once a day in a different costume and get your neighbors talking? Here’s your chance! Want to run in a tutu and a tiara?  Go for it! What about dressing like an ADK bear to get people smiling? Go for it!  (Just please don’t chase anyone up a tree.) 

See, that’s the point to this virtual race. We want you to have FUN! And we want you to capture the moment with a picture, and of course, share it with us and everyone else on social media. We all need something to smile about, right? And who knows, maybe you’ll make your local paper too.

So, the wooden hand carved bears will be back next year, and we’ve tucked them in the den with a cool Paradox Beer to make them happy, but your running the virtual race will help to ensure their welfare.

We will send you a PDF bib, you print that bad boy out and have fun on your run.   Run it in segments, break it up over days or run it at once – that’s all up to you! Just take pictures, submit the data (instructions will be available in early September) and the Adirondack bear staff will have something special for you! 

When registering check out the option for purchasing our custom 2020 Marathon Distance Festival hoodie.  We anticipate mailing out the hoodie and finishers medal approximately 5-6 weeks after the race ends.

Until then, enjoy our virtual races and we can’t wait to see how creative you can be!  Please: Be safe, Be socially distant and Be beary, beary careful.