Race Details
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020
Start: 9 a.m. in the town of Schroon. One minute before the race, all runners will be led to the starting line.
Field: Limited to 500 runners.

The race starts on Main Street (Route 9) in the town of Schroon and heads north. Runners will complete one full loop around Schroon Lake on paved roadways (except for one half-mile stretch of gravel road in mile 3). The first four miles are rolling or flat. Miles 4-12 feature mostly short, but steep hills along a two-lane country road on the east side of the lake. Miles 13-18 are flat, along the east shore. Then, there are long, gentle hills on Route 9, leading north to the finish in the town of Schroon Public Beach. [view course map]

2020 Entry Fees:
Entry fees will increase as we get closer to Race Day, so don’t delay to lock in the lowest price possible.
Before May 1st – $80
May 1st to June 14th – $95
June 15th to September 26th – $110

2020 Deferral Policy:
Runners who opt to defer their race entry until the 2021 running will receive a $40 deferral credit when registering for the 2021 race.

Expo and Packet Pickup:
Sat., Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Schroon Lake Central School (1125 US Route 9)
Sun., Sept. 27, 6:30-8:15 a.m. at the Schroon Lake Central School
To receive a finisher’s medal, you must cross the finish line by 3:30 pm

You must personally come to the expo or packet pickup and show a photo ID to receive your bib and timing chip. No exceptions will be made. By order of NYS DOT.
[Expo hours, location, and schedule]

Note: Runner’s shirts for the Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay Teams are available on a first come, first served basis at the Expo and Packet Pickup

On-Course Amenities:
Water and Gatorade sports drink will be available at 15 stations on the course–roughly every two miles until 20, then every mile from 20-25.
The finish area has water, Powerade, fruits, vegetables, and other goodies, as well as a tent for post-race massage.

Official race photography will be provided by Pat Hendrick Photography, who specializes in athletic event photos in Upstate New York, Vermont, and beyond. Prints and digital files will be available for purchase after the race at

Runner’s Gear: bag check is located near the Marathon start line across from Stewart’s on Dock Street at Fountain Park – 8:00 am to 8:50 am. Pre-numbered bags will be in your Registration Packets and you may pick up them up near the merchandise tent at the Finish Area. The Adirondack Marathon reserves the right to search any bag at any time, both within and outside the baggage area.

Each runner who completes the course will receive a finisher’s medal. Prizes will be given for the top three overall finishers (male and female) based on clock time, and the first finisher in each age category based on chip time. You must be present at the post-race awards ceremony to receive your award. Click here for more details and to see past results.


  • You must be in good health and physically prepared to take on the challenges of your race.
  • You must show a photo ID to pick up your bib and chip.
  • Participants must be at least 16 years old on race day to participate in the Marathon. A parent’s signature is required for all participants under 18 years old.
  • Bib required to participate and must be visible at all times.
  • Coaches, dogs, in-line skates, skateboards, bikes, baby-joggers and BANDITS will not be allowed on the course.
  • For safety reasons, we strongly recommend against the use of iPods, MP3 players or headphones of any type.
  • All runners must stay to right of the center line when on Route 9 (last 8 miles of the race).
  • We will keep the finish line open and record official times for 6.5 hours (until 3:30 pm). However, all roads will re-open to cars at 2:30 p.m. and there will be no on-course services after that time.
  • All runners must run over all timing mats on course. Timing mats will be located at the start, miles 4.4, 13.1, 18.2, 25, and the finish line.

Marathon Early Bird Start:
For runners and walkers requiring additional time beyond the six-hour race limit, you may request to start at 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. If you register for the marathon and wish to change your registration to the Early Bird Start, you must request the change at least 30 days prior to race day. Early Bird Starters are to be reminded that you are a pedestrian until the lead vehicle passes you. If you choose to start at 7 a.m., there will be no support or services on the course until they open at their regularly scheduled times.

To receive a finisher’s medal, you must cross the finish line by 3:30 p.m.

Early Bird Starters (non-competitive participants) are encouraged to pick up their race packets on Saturday. See expo hours and location. Packet pickup opens on Sunday at 6:30 a.m., not leaving much time before the 7 a.m. start.

Race Timing:
Timing services provided by Granite State Race Services, utilizing the ChronoTrack disposable timing chip on the back of your race bib.

Village Map and Parking:
Click here to download a PDF map of the village, including race day parking.
Click here to read about race-day road closures.