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Race Dates

2018: Saturday, June 9, 2018
2017: Saturday, June 10, 2017

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: 93.72
Course Score: 95.96

Race Size

2017: 50 Finishers
2016: No Results
2015: 76 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 4%
2016: N/A

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The rolling Race the Lake Marathon starts and finishes in Glimmerglass State Park and circles Otsego Lake.

Marathon Rankings

The Race the Lake Marathon was the th largest marathon in the U.S. last year.

Its Course Score of 95.96 ranks it as the th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the th 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 93.72. This PR Score ranks it as the th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the th fastest in New York.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1531 feet (466m)
Min Elevation: 1198 feet (365m)


Recent Race the Lake Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 1 Reviews
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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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Finish Time Equivalent

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