Love nature? Love fall? Love marathons? Well then grab your running shoes and start preparing for the Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival, happening Sept. 22-23. This is a weekend of fun and running, or walking, in the beautiful Adirondacks during one of the most spectacular times of the year to be here. The leaves will be turning and the days are pleasantly cool, promising perfect weather for a run or walk outdoors.
This festival, which features a marathon, a half marathon, a relay race, and kids races, has been a mainstay in Schroon Lake for 22 years. All levels of experience are welcome at this festival, and you can even form a relay team with friends to share the task of running a complete marathon. Past runners have raved about the race’s beautiful Adirondack scenery, gentle rolling hills, and the location’s laid back appeal. After the race you can jump into the lake to cool off at the picturesque Schroon Public Beach.