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Race Dates

2018: Sunday, September 23, 2018
2017: TBD

Course Information

Profile: Hilly
Type: Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 55°F (12°C)
Average High: 66°F (18°C)
Average Low: 44° F (6°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 96.21
Course Score: 97.07

Race Size

2017: No Results
2016: 175 Finishers
2015: 222 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: N/A
2016: 9.7%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The Adirondack Marathon starts on Main St. Schroon and heads north. The course is 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 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.

Marathon Rankings

Rankings will be listed for 2018 at the end of the year.

In 2016, 9.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon.

It ranks 214th in the U.S. in the percentage of finishers achieving Boston Marathon qualifying times in 2016.

Its Course Score of 97.07 ranks it as the 379th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 18th fastest course in New York.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Adirondack Marathon a PR Score of 96.21. This PR Score ranks it as the 374th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 15th fastest in New York.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1110 feet (338m)
Min Elevation: 811 feet (247m)


Recent Adirondack Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2013 Adirondack Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Really nice small marathon. First half is hilly so I was hoping 2nd half would be a piece of cake... But it was long rolling hills all the way through the end. It was fantastic to have a huge crowd of students around mile 16!

Race Tips

First five miles are pretty easy, but keep your energy for the rest of the first hilly half marathon. The second half may look easier but still, it's rolling hills all the way to the finish.

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