Marathon: The race starts at 9:00 AM on Main Street (Route 9) in the town of Schroon and heads north. Runners will complete 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 On-Course Amenities:
Water and Powerade sports drink will be available at 15 stations on the course–roughly every two miles until 20, then every mile from 20-25.
The finish area has water, Powerade, fruits, vegetables, and other goodies, as well as a tent for post-race massage.
Each runner who completes the course will receive a finisher’s medal. Prizes will be given for the top three overall finishers (male and female) based on clock time, and top three in each age category based on chip time. You must be present at the post-race awards ceremony to receive your award.
Half Marathon: The Northeast’s Best Half-Marathon
The Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival’s Half-Marathon was voted the top 13.1-mile race in the northeast region by readers of competitor.com and its social media followers.
Half Marathon Course:
It is a 10:00 AM start. The half-marathon will be held on the second half of the full-marathon course. The first five to six miles are flat, along the east shore of Schroon Lake. Then, there are long, gentle hills on Route 9, leading north to the town of Schroon.
Half Marathon On-Course Amenities:
Water and Powerade sports drink will be available at stations roughly every two miles until mile 20 (mile 7 for half-marathon runners), then every mile from 20-25. Finish area has water, Powerade, fruits, vegetables, and other goodies.
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