The annual Lake Placid Marathon and Half Marathon are set to take place from 8 am to 2 pm on Sunday, June 9, with an expected 1,100 runners from 32 states and six countries.
Both races begin and end at the Olympic Speedskating Oval and include the use of Main Street, Mirror Lake Drive/Lake Placid Club Drive, Parkside Drive, Morningside Drive, Sentinel Road, River Road, Mill Pond Drive, McLenathan Avenue and School Street.
Use caution and expect delays.
Main St. – Closed between Lake Placid Club Drive (Central Garage Mobil) and Mirror Lake Dr. (High Peaks Resort) between 7:45 and 8:30 am.
Mirror Lake Drive between Main St. and Harbor Lane – Closed between 7:45 and 8:30 am.
Mirror Lake Drive/Lake Placid Club Drive – Closed from Parkside Dr. to Northwood Rd. from 7:45 until 8:45 am.
Parkside Dr. – Closed from Lake Placid Club Dr. to Main St./Morningside Dr. intersection from 8:15 until 9 am.
Rte. 73/Rte. 86 Intersection at Mill Hill – Expect delays from 8:15 until 9 am.
Rte. 73/Sentinel Rd./Cascade Rd. – Southbound lane closed from 8 am until 2 pm between Mill Pond Dr. intersection and Old Military Rd. intersection. The northbound lane is open (use caution) to local traffic with minor delays expected at Old Military Rd. intersection. Businesses on Mill Hill can be accessed from the Main St. direction throughout the event.
Mill Pond Dr. – Closed between Sentinel Rd. (Lisa G’s) and McLenathan Ave. from 8 am to 2 pm. Local traffic only between WesValley Rd. and McLenathan Ave. from 8 am to 2 pm.
McLenathan Ave./School St. – Open to local traffic only, use caution.
River Rd.- Open to local traffic only, use caution.
Alternate Routes (8 am – 2 pm)
For northbound through traffic on Rte. 73 entering Lake Placid: Head west on Old Military Rd. at the ski jumps. Follow Old Military Rd. to firehouse and make a right on River St. Make a left on WesValley Rd. and right onto Cummins Rd. to arrive at Main St.
For southbound traffic leaving Lake Placid on Rte. 73: Make a right off Main St. at Cummins Rd. and left at WesValley Rd. Make a right onto River St. and left onto Old Military Rd. at the firehouse. Old Military Rd. intersects Rte. 73 at the ski jumps.
Two-way vehicle traffic will continue throughout the event at the ski jump bridge on Rte. 73 with Old Military Rd. accessible in both directions. Runners will be confined to the shoulder/sidewalk on Rte. 73 between the Horseshow Grounds and River Rd.
Runners will proceed clockwise around Mirror Lake Dr. on the lane closest to the lake from 8 to 8:30 am. Vehicles will be allowed around Mirror Lake Dr. from Northwood Rd. to Harbor Way during this period.
For those traveling on Rte. 86 west through Lake Placid, avoid possible early morning delays by utilizing Northwood Rd., Mirror Lake Dr., and Harbor Lane to reach Saranac Ave.
Proceeds raised by the marathon go to The Joshua Fund, Community Supper Program, the North Elba Community Christmas Fund and March for our Lives.
Participants are given the opportunity to raise funds for these organizations via a check-off box on the registration form and by a small increase in the registration fee. Last year the marathon yielded over $3,700 to local charitable organizations.
For more race information, click here.
Photo of Lake Placid Marathon provided.