Competitive sporting events are a growing attraction in the Lake George Area. From triathlon festivals to obstacle courses there’s always an event that will give athletes something to train for.

The Lake George Area is a great place for a competitive sporting event. When you’re racing in an environment like the Adirondacks you know it’s going to be a fun event. If you’re a multi-sport athlete you’re going to want to check out the Lake George Triathalon Festival. Held in early September, this annual event features an Olympic distance triathlon as well as a half-iron distance event. There are other races around the region such as the Adirondack Distance Run and the Glens Falls Urban Assault, a 3.5-mile obstacle course in Glens Falls.

You’re going to need your rest before the race so stay in a comfortable and convenient room at area lodging properties. You’ll want to fuel up before and after the big race, so grab a table at a local restaurant. Stay an extra day or two after the race and attend an event or try a new activity. If you need to relax and unwind after months of training there’s always a local craft brewery to help you refuel.


Tyner Trail Run

Join this new 5k trail race in Cole's Woods.


Memorial Mile

How fast are you? Come run the flattest and fastest mile in these parts. This USATF Adirondack Grand Prix Series race starts just prior to the Memorial Day Parade in Glens Falls. Beginning in front of the Bullpen Restaurant on Glen Street, runners will pass cheering crowds of parade-goers and finish at Crandall Park. The first 100 registered runners receive a t-shirt! Race begins at 9:55am. Raceday registration also available.  

Glens Falls, NY

HITS North Country Triathlon

This is a race to remember taking place in the quaint community of Hague, New York tucked away in the rugged Adirondacks, making it the perfect location for all Northeast and Canadian athletes. Run through several communities and featuring one of the greatest open water swims in Lake George! The course is hilly, fast; aerodynamic descents with turns. Half and Full on Saturday. Open, Sprint, Olympic on Sunday.

Hague, NY

Adirondack Distance Run

Are you looking for a challenging 10-mile run along scenic Lake Shore Drive? The 41st Annual Adirondack Distance Run is an annual staple of local and visiting runners alike. The point to point course begins bright and early in Lake George Village and winds up the rolling hills to Bolton Landing. Finish in Rogers Memorial Park and enjoy a dip in the lake while you wait for the awards ceremony. Free shuttles available to get you back to your car.


Race the Train

Can you run faster than the train? This 8.4-mile event on a seasonal dirt road runs parallel to the track of the Saratoga and North Creek Railway. Runners can board the train in North Creek and enjoy the ride to Riparius for the start of the race. Run 8.4-miles back to the North Creek Depot and see if you can stay ahead of the train. The first 75 runners to beat the train receive a special Finisher's Medal.