13.1 mile Half marathon run, 26.2 mile Marathon run. Each June, the Lake Placid Marathon and Half Marathon attracts athletes and spectators from all over North America and abroad. Hosting runners from over 40 US States, Canada, as well as runners from Bermuda, New Zealand, Panama, and Europe, the race typically fills early. This world class race, set in the Olympic mountain village of Lake Placid is in the beautiful High Peaks Region of Upstate New Yorks Adirondack Mountains. The marathon features 28 aid station opportunities in 26.2 miles. The half marathon features 15 aid station opportunities in 13.1 miles. Designed to be similar to the Ford Ironman USA Lake Placid triathlon run course, the races begin in the Olympic Village on Main Street and proceeds around beautiful Mirror Lake for the first 3 miles before heading out of town to the Horse Show Grounds, Ski Jump area, and River Road along the Au Sable River out and back. The course is very scenic with a backdrop of Whiteface Mountain and the High Peaks mountain ranges. The Race Finish includes one 400 meter lap around the Sheffield Olympic Oval where U.S. speed skater Eric Heiden captured five individual gold medals at the 1980 Winter Games. The Lake Placid Marathon and Half was recently ranked by a Runner's World Magazine survey as the number 2 Best Destination race in the United States. The Lake Placid Marathon and Half Marathon is a high quality premier early season race held in the charming Olympic Village of Lake Placid, New York USA home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Games.