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.

Aug
4
2021

ididaride! Adirondack Bike Tour

Ididaride

ididaride continues as a virtual event for 2021! A day of riding through the quaint towns and hamlets of the central Adirondack Mountains! You have until September 6th to complete your virtual race! Participate where ever you'd like, and on your own time!

North Creek, NY
Aug
7
2021

Great Brant Lake Canoe Race

Great Brant Lake Canoe Race

5.5 miles of Adirondack Paddling! This race originally began in the 1970s and was run by local community volunteers. We are excited for the tradition to continue in 2021! The race is open to canoes, kayaks, & SUP with categories for each.

Brant Lake, NY
9:30am
Aug
15
2021

Full Lake Bicycle Cruise

Ti Ride Full Lake Bicycle Cruise

Love to bicycle and Love the Lake ~ this is a fun, healthy and leisurely way to spend a summer day on the Queen of the American Lakes! Rain date is Sunday, August 22nd.

Lake George, NY
10:00am
Sep
4
2021

Lake George Triathlon Festival

Lake George Triathlon Festival

Swim, bike, and run on the shores of beautiful Lake George! Are you up for the challenge? The Lake George Triathlon Festival is a fun and competitive weekend on the shores of Lake George. Competitors can compete in the Alpha Sprint, the Alpha Olympic, the Alpha 70.3, and the Alpha 140.6.

Lake George, NY
7:00am
Sep
5
2021

Lake George Triathlon Festival

Lake George Triathlon Festival

Swim, bike, and run on the shores of beautiful Lake George! Are you up for the challenge? The Lake George Triathlon Festival is a fun and competitive weekend on the shores of Lake George. Competitors can compete in the Alpha Sprint, the Alpha Olympic, the Alpha 70.3, and the Alpha 140.6.

Lake George, NY
7:00am
Sep
11
2021

Rotary 5K & Corporate Challenge

Rotary 5k at SUNY Adirondack

Join the race, or be a spectator! This 3.1 mile flat and fast course kicks off at Haviland Cove Park at 9:30am! It's an out and back race, with no hills, along the Feeder Canal.

Glens Falls, NY
9:30am
Sep
18
2021

Harry Elkes Ride

Harry Elkes

It's the 8th Annual Harry Elkes Ride! Enjoy riding around the scenic Southern Adirondack countryside on quiet North Country roads. Everyone is welcome! The day is for bicyclists of all levels of expertise. Try your hand at the 50, 32, or 15 mile races! The ride celebrates Harry Elkes of Glens Falls a world-class champion cyclist at the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Brant Lake, NY
9:30am
Sep
18
2021

ADK 5k

ADK 5k at the Adirondack Pub and Brewery

Run. Beer. Relax. Celebrate the fall running weather and relax in upstate New York's southern Adirondacks.

Lake George, NY
10:00am
Oct
2
2021

Amy's Adventure Race for the Lake

Amy's Adventure Race for the Lake

Run in the 5th Annual Amy's Adventure Race for the Lake! The 2021 race will be both in-person and virtual. You can run the race on October 2, or run the 4.5 miles wherever you can during the weekend of October 1!

Bolton Landing, NY
Oct
2
2021

Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival

Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival

Check back soon for more details on the 25th Anniversary Race! A great autumn weekend for getting outdoors and enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Southern Adirondacks. The running options are a marathon, half marathon, 2 person marathon relay, and 4 person marathon relay! 

Chestertown, NY
Oct
3
2021

Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival

Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival

Check back soon for more details on the 25th Anniversary Race! A great autumn weekend for getting outdoors and enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Southern Adirondacks. The running options are a marathon, half marathon, 2 person marathon relay, and 4 person marathon relay! 

Chestertown, NY
Oct
22
2021

Special Olympics Fall Games

Special Olympics Fall Games

Come out and support and CHEER on these fine athletes! After a six year hiatus, the State Fall Games return for 2021! This event will be taking place in multiple locations in Glens Falls. Check back soon for more details! A Games Organizing Committee is currently seeking sponsors, in-kind partners, and volunteers for the event. Interested parties should contact Stacy Eder at seder@nyso.org.

Glens Falls, NY