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.

Jan
12
2019

Gurney Lane Fat Tire Bike Day

The day begins with a 5k Snowshoe Running Race at 10am. The Fat Tire riding and racing will start at 1pm. There is a 5-mile race and a 10-mile race. Gurney Lane Mountain Bike Park has 15km of single track for beginner to advance trail riding. These are some great trails. 

Queensbury, NY
9:00am
Feb
2
2019

Polar Cap Run

This run is four miles through streets of Lake George Village. The race will begin and end on West Brook Road. Warm refreshments will be served. Come have some winter fun and run for Northern Haiti Sustainability Initiative and Sacred Heart Food Pantry of Lake George. Please bring non-perishable food items for the Sacred Heart Food Pantry of Lake George.

Lake George, NY
10:00am
Feb
23
2019

Krazy Downhill Derby

Wild and wacky winter family fun without motors or jet power! 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 sled. 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
12:00pm
Apr
13
2019

Countryman Challenge 5k

A all mountain 5k with obstacles - snow - mud - water ~ are you up to the Challenge? Walk it - Hike it - Run it - Combo it ~ it's all on foot! Beginning at the courtyard the obstacles include the b-net crawl, slalom pole distance throw, the ski rack limbo, inner tube carry, G S Gate course with water carry, slalom pole forest, hay bail hurdles, balance of tower, fire wood stacking, cafeteria tray slide and the slush pond foot freeze.

Queensbury, NY
10:00am
May
18
2019

Pedal to Plate

Ride to Eat. Eat to ride. Join this breathtaking Adirondack area bike ride Pedal to Plate ~ a culinary tour of 55-miles around three beautiful Southern Adirondack lakes and traveling through five picturesque, unique Adirondack communities.

Brant Lake, NY
10:00am
Aug
31
2019

Lake George Triathlon Festival

A fun competitive weekend features a great swim in the beautiful, Queen of the American Lakes ~ Lake George and followed by a fast and fun bike event ~ 2-loop courses are racer and spectator friendly.

Lake George, NY
7:00am
Sep
8
2019

Camp Chingachgook Half Marathon & 10k Challenge

This is a surprisingly fast and very pretty course which follows the east side of the Lake George shoreline. The course winds along State Route 9L, with few hills - the steepest and biggest is about mid-point of the race at Dunham's Bay. The Half Marathon will start at 8am; the 10k starts at 9am.

Lake George, NY
8:00am