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 running, cycling or even swimming in an environment like the Adirondacks you know it’s going to be amazing. 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 15k Race to the Lakes, ADK 5k, and obstacle races the Countryman Challenge 5k in Queensbury and the Glens Falls Urban Assault, a 3.5-mile obstacle course in Glens Falls.

You’re going to need your rest so stay in a comfortable Lake George area hotel, conveniently located close to the race. 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 explore one of the many Lake George events 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.

Oct
26
2019

Goblin Gallop 5k

Goblin Gallop

The Goblin Gallop is the ghastliest 5k in the Lake George Area! The Goblin Gallop is a unique, two-loop flat course through residential Glens Falls. Children's Halloween Hop Fun Run is a 1k for ages 12 and under taking place immediately after the Goblin Gallop. There are raffle prizes for runners in costume. Home baked goodies galore for all finishers.  

Glens Falls, NY
8:00am
Nov
28
2019

The James P Hinchcliffe 5k Run / Walk for ALS

James P Hinchliffe 5k

Join in this North Country Thanksgiving Day Tradition ~ for ages 10 and under to well, you're never "too old" to participate. Have some fun for a great cause! It's a Flat and Fast course through downtown Glens Falls beginning and ending at Church Street. Awards will be presented in several categories - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd overall female / male and age groups.

Glens Falls, NY
8:00am
Dec
1
2019

Reindeer Run 4-mile Race ~ 1-mile Junior Reindeer Run

Gear up for the holiday running season. This annual 4-mile race and 1-mile Junior Reindeer Run for ages 12 and under rings in the season. The 4-mile loop course with a few rolling hills starts and finishes at the SUNY Adirondack campus. Check back with Adirondack Runners for details.

Queensbury, NY
9:00am
Feb
22
2020

Krazy Downhill Derby

Krazy Downhill Derby

Wild and wacky winter family fun in Chestertown! 2020 is being planned ~ please check back for our details. Calling all families, kids, and businesses! Build your sleds and enter the Krazy Downhill Derby to compete for prizes for the fastest, most creative, and funniest sleds. In the past there has been a mermaid, a Viking ship, a firetruck, a helicopter and other unique sleds. Use your imagination and start creating!

Chestertown, NY
May
2
2020

Hudson River Whitewater Derby

Hudson River Whitewater Derby

This event is generally held the first weekend in May. Check back for the 2020 date! The Hudson River Whitewater Derby, the longest-running canoe competition in the country, began in 1958. This North Creek classic started by the Johnsburg Fish and Game Club is the most exhilarating spring event in the Lake George Area! Grab your paddle, canoe or kayak and join us in celebrating over 60 years of springtime Adirondack fun!

North Creek, NY
9:00am
May
3
2020

Hudson River Whitewater Derby

Hudson River Whitewater Derby

This event is generally held the first weekend in May. Check back for the 2020 date! The Hudson River Whitewater Derby, the longest-running canoe competition in the country, began in 1958. This North Creek classic started by the Johnsburg Fish and Game Club is the most exhilarating spring event in the Lake George Area! Grab your paddle, canoe or kayak and join us in celebrating over 60 years of springtime Adirondack fun!

North Creek, NY
9:00am
Sep
5
2020

Lake George Triathlon Festival

Lake George Triathlon Festival

Check back for details on the 2020 races! Swim, bike, and run on the shores of beautiful Lake George! Are you up for the challenge? The Lake George Triathlon Festival is a fun and competitive weekend on the shores of Lake George. Competitors can compete in the Olympic Distance Race, the Big George Half-Iron Distance Race, and the King George Olympic and Half-Iron Race.

Lake George, NY
Sep
6
2020

Lake George Triathlon Festival

Lake George Triathlon Festival

Check back for details on the 2020 races! Swim, bike, and run on the shores of beautiful Lake George! Are you up for the challenge? The Lake George Triathlon Festival is a fun and competitive weekend on the shores of Lake George. Competitors can compete in the Olympic Distance Race, the Big George Half-Iron Distance Race, and the King George Olympic and Half-Iron Race.

Lake George, NY