[USATF Course Certification Code NY21011JG]


Race Details

Date: Sunday,  October 1st, 2023
Start: 9 a.m. in the town of Schroon. 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 at the town of Schroon Public Beach. [view course map]

Note:  Covid-19 Policy will be guided by New York State requirements in addition to local and regional health departments

2023 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 – $90
May 1st to June 14th – $105
June 15th to – September 30th – $120

⇒ 50% discount for Front Line Health Care Workers and Active Duty, Military, Guard & Reserve. Your Medical ID or CAC Card will be required at packet pick up.

2023 Virtual Option: Any registered runner can switch from the In Person race to the Virtual race if they choose not to run the In Person race. Virtual runners are not eligible for race awards.

2023 Deferral Policy: Runners who opt to defer their race entry until the 2023 race will receive a $40 deferral credit when registering for the 2023 race.

Expo and Packet Pickup:
Sat.,  September 30th, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Pavilion above the Marathon Finish Line

Sun.,  October 1st, 6:30-8:15 a.m. at the Pavilion above the Marathon Finish Line
[Expo hours, location, and schedule

On-site registration and changes to registrations may be done during Saturday’s Packet Pickup Hours. Sunday no changes will be made and is for Packet Pickup Only.

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.  Virtual runners will receive their Runners Shirt and race medal via the mail.

On-Course Amenities:
Water and 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, sports drink, fresh fruits, yogurt, ice cream, fresh baked goodies and more.     

We anticipate having a massage tent for 2023 but this hasn’t been confirmed.

Pace Bears – Meet the 2023 Pace Bear Team!
The Pace Bears cordially invite you to meet your marathon goals with the help of their Adirondack backwoods experience. Whether you are aiming for a 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00, 5:15, or 5:30 finish, these bears are fully carbo loaded and ready to help you. Stop by the Expo to sign up, or feel free to join your preferred Bear at the start or anytime during the marathon. 

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about Pace Bears

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 clear bags will be in your Registration Packets.  Post race you can retrieve your bag 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 course receives a medal. Handcrafted Adirondack bears will be awarded. There will be prize money for new course records.

  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, headphones or earbuds of any type.
  • All runners must stay to right of the center line when on Route 9.
  • 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 Birds:
For runners and walkers requiring additional time beyond the six-hour race limit, you may register 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 20 days prior to race day. Early Birds 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 Birds (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.