lake-george-area.JPGLake George Area, N.Y. - The Lake George Area in New York's Adirondacks ( has quickly become a destination for endurance athletes. Choose your discipline - events ranging from a marathon to a 200-mile relay, duathlon or triathlon, century ride or competitive road bike tour. These events are aptly suited for the geographic challenges of this mountain and lake region. Autumn kicks off with the Lake George Triathlon Festival, September 1-2, staging in beautiful Battlefield Park overlooking the lake. This tri fest includes an Olympic distance event on Saturday and the "Big George" half iron distance event on Sunday. Looking for a sanctioned road cycling stage race? Tour of the Adirondacks, September 15-16, is a 100-mile event for those looking for the ultimate challenge. Guided bicycle rides are the order of the day at Tour de Daggett, Sept 9 at Daggett Lake Campground. Choose from 20 or 60 mile rides, with shorter events for children, as well. Obstacle course events are sweeping the country. Lake George will host the first Urban Warrior Run, September 15. Get ready to crawl through drainage ditches, climb over wrecked cars and other urban-themed obstacles. September 22-23 plays host to the Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival. This fest has a distance for everyone with 5k & 10 k races on Saturday in Chestertown, as well as marathon and half-marathon distances, including relay teams, on Sunday. Pace teams and unique carved bears awards make this a genuine Adirondack experience. A 200 mile race? How about 200 miles split between 6-12 team members? The inaugural Ragnar Relay Adirondacks, September 28-29 is an event only participants can understand! These crazy runners divide the race up into legs of varying distance and difficulty and run through the day and night to the ultimate finish line celebration. Organizers call it a slumber party without sleep. The ultimate autumn century ride around Lake George takes place on Oct 6. Peak Season Century is a challenging ride that is fully supported, offering a metric century, as well. This is a ride not soon to be forgotten. Can't decide whether to run or bike? On October 7th you can run, bike, run your way to the finish line of the Glens Falls Lions Club Duathlon. Information on these and other competitive sports and endurance events can be found at Four great seasons - one outstanding destination! The Lake George Area is an easy-to-reach, affordable, year round vacation destination for the whole family. For free information on lodging, camping, eateries, outdoor recreation, events and things to do, call 800-365-1050 X5100 or

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