Part of a series of half marathon race events scheduled throughout the United States in smaller to medium-sized towns and cities -- a series that also includes races in Columbia, S.C.; Council Bluff, Ia.; and Dade City, Fla., to name a few -- the Lake George Half Marathon, 5K & Fun Run is one of nearly 30 races throughout the year organized by the USRA Half Marathon Series.
For runners in the half marathon race, the route follows an out-and-back course that starts along the lakefront on Beach Road. From there, runners follow a quick loop eastward down into Lake George Beach State Park, and then head westward again along Beach Road, past the start/finish line area, and then turn right to head north onto Canada Street.
Once they're on Canada Street, runners follow it for a stretch before turning onto Lake Shore Drive, which they follow for the rest of the first half of the race, all the way up to the turnaround point just past the half-way point, just north of Diamond Point. Then, runners make the turn and head back southward along Lake Shore Drive, retracing their route in reverse, all the way back to the finish line on Beach Road.
Weather & Climate
Located just over 200 miles north of New York City in New York's Adirondack Mountains, Lake George typically sees cool (and occasionally cold) to mild weather in April, when the city's average monthly temperatures range between 59°F and 33°F. On the day of the race (April 23), the average high is 62°F and the average low is 36°F, while rainfall totals average just over 3.7 inches for the month.
$60 for the half marathon
To reserve your spot in the spring 2011 running of New York's Lake George Half Marathon, 5K or Fun Run race, register online at Active.com
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