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 268th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 249th largest in 2014.
This 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 285th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 181st highest percentage so far in 2016.
Its Course Score of 97.07 ranks it as the 366th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 17th 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 361st 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.