Pick Your Distance

Lake Placid is an excellent location for any runner, whether in training or for general fitness. Known for our accommodating nature to sports and athletes, our area features a variety of road runs perfect for any distance. Runners flock to Lake Placid for it's varied terrain and scenic run routes. There is a mountain landscape, lake, forest or brook around every bend- guaranteed to keep you visually engaged while on your run.

Lake Placid's scenic runs & favorites

A favorite short loop is the 2.7 mile flat surface run around Mirror Lake in the center of town- the Central Park run of the Adirondacks! If your interested in a bit more mileage with views on a non aggressive route, however still part of the  "Lake Placid Classic" Half Marathon and IronMan course, consider River Road- 4.1 miles long and a 8.2 mile down and back- with both directions featuring different scenery and views.

All of the running routes listed below can have additional mileage added by looping in and out of an off shoot road to get you to your specific mileage point. These run routes feature large shoulders, visibility and some with side walks for extra safety while road running. You will note while running in Lake Placid many of these routes are marked with traffic signs advising drivers caution as athletes are training- a sure sign you are in a runners paradise.

Lake Placid Half Marathon
Main Street, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

There are two variations to this route based on two separate running events hosted annually in Lake Placid. Lake Placid Marathon & Lake Placid Half Marathon Route (annual June event): Starting at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval the run begins down Main...

Mirror Lake
49 Parkside Drive, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

Lake Placid is a village in the mountains, and few things make that more evident than Mirror Lake. Its sparkling water beckons from behind the downtown buildings, loons float alongside paddlers, and standing on the lake's shore reveals stunning...

Loop the Town
Main Street, Lake Placid
(518) 524-2445

Begin at any point on Main Street and head toward Route 73 to the Horse Show Grounds. From there, bare right at the triangle and up Old Military Road through our residential neighborhoods, passed the Elementary School and up "Riki Hill" until the road...

9.6 Mile Loop
Route 86, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

From the corner of Route 86 head towards Whiteface Mountain on this scenic wide shoulder road for just over 3 miles until you reach River Road on your right. Follow River Road for a 4.1 mile relatively flat surface until the end at the base of the Ski...

River Road
River Rd, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

Cycling River Road boasts excellent views in both directions for a 4.1 mile one way or 8.2 mile down and back route. Running Run along the Ausable River as it flows in and out along the road. Catch breathtaking views of the High Peaks and Ski Jumps...