Race FAQ’s


Race Day Information for Saturday, October 7, 2017

Please be aware that the Half Marathon & 10k Race courses are run on Village, Town and State highways. We do our best at controlling vehicle traffic, however, for most of the race this is not possible, and roadways are open to traffic. At the beginning of the race, inside the village, you will be able to run in one lane of the road. As the course leaves the village, just past the four mile point (just before the Horse Show Grounds and the Olympic Torch), regular vehicle traffic will begin. At this point, volunteers will guide runners to the left side of Route 73 and from there, runners will need to stay on the left shoulder (facing oncoming traffic) in each direction along Route 73 and River Road sections of the course. There is one exception to this – as runners exit River Road in their last mile, participants are asked to remain on the right hand side of the road when ascending the hill in front of the ski jumps.

Race Courses:

The Half Marathon & 10K will both start in front of the Oval on Main Street, and finish at the North Elba Horse Show Grounds. The 10K turn-around will be about a half mile after turning onto River Road, and the Half Marathon turn-around will be approximately 3 miles down River Road. Both are well marked, and are attended by enthusiastic volunteers.

Start Times & other details:

Walkers– 9:00 a.m.
Half Marathon and 10K – 9:00 a.m.

Races will begin directly in front of the Olympic Skating Oval on Main Street. The race course will officially close at 1:30 p.m. Any remaining participants may finish. However, the time may not be included in the race results.

Race numbers must be placed to the front of the shirt or shorts and needs to remain visible at all times. For safety and to be in compliance with USATF regulations, the use of headphones, and running or walking with pets or strollers shall not be permitted.

Race Packets & On-site Registration:

Friday, October 6, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The packet pick up location will be announced via email to all registered racers the week before the race.

On race day, packet pick-up will be at the Olympic Oval, in the ticketing building, beginning at 6:30 AM and closing exactly at 8:15 a.m.

Walkers You Ask?

Certainly. Walkers will be asked to begin their journey on the sidewalks. The course will officially close at 1:30 p.m. so the average pace for walkers must be a minimum of approximately 3 miles per hour.

Parking on Race Day:

This is a point-to-point event, meaning the event finishes in a different location than it starts. Participants are urged to park at the finish area located at the North Elba Horse Show Grounds where parking is FREE. Parking at the starting area is metered along the streets and in parking lots close to the Oval. Two FREE shuttles will be available to and from the North Elba Horse Show Grounds and the starting area). Shuttles are available both before the event, as well as after the event (see hours of operations below). There also is a local trolley that operates on a regular schedule, however, this is not an advisable alternative to parking at the finish area before the start of the race and using the Lake Placid Classic shuttle.

Shuttle Schedule:

Pre-Race Shuttle – 7:00 a.m. to 8:30a.m. Pick-up is in the first parking lot on the left as you enter the Horse Show Grounds. You will be dropped off in front of the starting line area on Main Street.

Post-race Shuttle – Need a ride back into town? Once the last runner passes the Horseshow grounds on their way out on the course, the shuttle service will begin again and operate until 1:45. Get picked up on the village side of the entrance to the Horse Show Grounds (at the green “trolley pick-up” sign) on the side of Route 73. You will be dropped off in front of the Oval.

Aid Stations on the Course:

The Half Marathon will have seven aid stations along the 13.1 mile course, and the 10K will have two aid stations, all of which will offer water and Gatorade. There is a free post-race food and drink area available at the finish area for participants only.

Post-Race Clothing and “Stuff”:

The start of the race is at a different location than the finish line. Our event staff will gladly transport your bag to the finish area for you. You may retrieve your bag at the North Elba Horseshow Grounds at the information tent near the finish line. Do not leave valuables in your bag! The Lake Placid Classic is not responsible for the security of any bags or its contents.

T Shirts:

If you need to exchange your shirt for a different size, please stop by the information tent at the finish line area following the race. Please note that we will have limited sizes available for exchange.


Half Marathon: 12:00 p.m. at the finish line area. Awards will be given for the top 3 overall male and female winners, along with the top three places in each of 6 age group categories for male and female runners. Awards for the walkers will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers.

10K: 11:30 a.m. at the finish line area. Awards will be given for the top 3 overall male and female winners, along with the top place in each of 6 age group categories for male and female runners. Awards for the walkers will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers.


The Lake Placid Classic is a charitable event organized exclusively with 100% volunteer effort. We do so in order to support local youth programming which encourages a healthy, positive lifestyle in the young people in our area. We believe not only in our youth, but in supporting the health of those around us. Therefore, registration fees are kept at a reasonable level to make this an enjoyable event for all. If you should need to change your registration status, please first consider offering your registration fee as a donation. If you would prefer, there are also two other options are available.

1. Defer your registration until next year
2. Request a refund


Registrants will be allowed to defer their registration to next year’s event if such deferment is received in writing by September 13, 2017. There will be a $10 deferment fee will apply for each registration change. The individual deferring is responsible for notifying the Race Director with their intentions to participate and update registration information at least 6 weeks prior to the following year’s event.


Cancellations will be accepted until midnight September 07, 2017. A $10 processing fee will apply for each cancellation.

After September 07, 2017, participants may defer registration for next year’s event or offer the registration fee as a contribution to the youth programs that Lake Placid Classic supports.


Changes in your race registration can be made until September 8, 2016. After this time, transferring your race event will not be possible. Changes should be made by emailing the Race Director as soon as possible with all pertinent information (Name, DOB, Race registered for, desired change). No refunds will be offered for events with a lessor registration fee, however there may be an up charge for transferring from the 10K to the Half Marathon.

Please direct all requests for cancellation, deferments or transfers to the race director: runfast@lakeplacidclassic.com

Again, No changes of any kind will be accepted after midnight Thursday, October 07, 2017

*** Anyone participating in an event that they are not registered for will be automatically disqualified.

Important contact information:

Email Rick at Rick@LakePlacidClassic.com
On race day, call 518-524-7596
Register at Active.com or LightBoxReg.com



We look forward to seeing you Saturday, October 7th, 2017!