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.


Goblin Gallop 5K ~ Children's Halloween Hop Fun Run

In the spirit of the Halloween season - come in costume and have some running this flat and fast 5k - or - have fun watching! This is a unique 2-mile loop fairly flat, fast course through residential Glens Falls. There are raffle prizes for runners in costume. Home baked goodies galore for all finishers. Children's Halloween Hop Fun Run - you want to be here to cheer these future racers on to victory! Halloween treat bags to all finishers.

Glens Falls, NY

The James P Hinchcliffe 5k Run / Walk for ALS

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

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

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

Krazy Downhill Derby

Wild and wacky winter family fun! 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! Four people per sled and helmets are required!

Chestertown, NY

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