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Adirondack Marathon

Schroon Lake, NY

Race Dates

2017: Sunday, September 24, 2017
2016: Sunday, September 25, 2016

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

2016: 175 Finishers
2015: 222 Finishers
2014: 238 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 9.7%
2015: 7.7%

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

The Adirondack Marathon was the 299th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 264th 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 220th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 275th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 97.07 ranks it as the 373rd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 19th 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 369th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 16th 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)


Ratings & Reviews for the Adirondack Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews

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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