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.
The Adirondack Marathon was the 300th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 267th largest in 2015.
Last year 9.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 7.7% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.
This gives the Adirondack Marathon the 221st highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 282nd highest percentage in 2015.
Its Course Score of 97.07 ranks it as the 367th 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 366th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 17th fastest in New York.
Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.