Skip to main content

The information you are viewing for this event is from Saturday, Oct 9, 2021.
Please check back for updates.

Lake Placid Classic

people running a 5k
When: Event has passed. Watch this page for updates.

The Lake Placid Classic is a friendly running event that takes participants through the beautiful village of Lake Placid during the spectacular early fall season. The starting line oozes with excitement, energetic music, and plenty of pre-race activities to warm you up for your run. Once you cross the finish line, enjoy music, food, and comparing race stories with new friends!

Originally started in 1970 as a marathon run from Paul Smiths to Lake Placid, this family friendly race has evolved into a beloved annual event featuring the beautiful Olympic Village of Lake Placid and some of the most breathtaking fall scenery in the Adirondacks.

This is a wonderful event the entire family can enjoy and a great reason for a fall weekend vacation in the Adirondacks. It is a USA Track and Field sanctioned race. Every registered runner will receive a long sleeved tee-shirt. Every participant who crosses the finish line will receive a finishers medal, and lots of cheers!

Best of all, proceeds are donated to local youth organizations that are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of local young people. It’s why we run!

Find out more and register:

Back to events list

Incorrect info on this event listing or page? -- please email

Event times and information subject to change and not guaranteed.