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Race the Lake Marathon

Cooperstown, NY

Race Dates

2016: TBD
2015: Saturday, June 13, 2015

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 66°F (18°C)
Average High: 78°F (25°C)
Average Low: 54° F (12°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 94.71
Course Score: 96.99

Race Size

2016: No Results
2015: 76 Finishers
2014: 33 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: N/A
2015: 5.3%
2014: 9.1%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

**2016 Marathon canceled due to weather**

The Race the Lake Marathon circles clockwise around Otsego Lake. Runners will travel through Cooperstown, Springfield, Middlefield and the Town of Otsego. Runners have views of the lake almost all the way as the course passes Glimmerglass Opera, The Farmers Museum, The Otesaga Resort Hotel and several other landmarks.

The course is challenging with lots of rolling hills. The course elevation peaks at about 1,530 feet at mile 15.5 - approximately 350 feet above the low point of the course.

Marathon Rankings

The Race the Lake Marathon was the 459th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 574th largest in 2014.

Last year 5.3% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 9.1% of runners qualified for Boston in 2014.

This gives the Race the Lake Marathon the 372nd highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 224th highest percentage in 2014.

Its Course Score of 96.99 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 Race the Lake Marathon a PR Score of 94.71. This PR Score ranks it as the 393rd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 18th fastest in New York.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1534 feet (467m)
Min Elevation: 1192 feet (363m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Race the Lake Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2014 Race the Lake Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


This was a well run race considering its size and that it was a first time event. The race is mostly rural and scenic. Volunteers and the race director were enthusiastic and helpful. The course is hilly and challenging throughout. Overall a positive experience at a small low key scenic race.

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