Lake Placid Marathon road closures/alternate routes
LAKE PLACID — Drivers should expect delays Sunday since some roads will be temporarily closed as the annual Lake Placid Marathon and Half takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
An expected 1,100 runners from 32 states and six countries will take part.
Both the full and half marathon races will begin and end at the Olympic Speedskating Oval and include use of Main Street, Mirror Lake Drive and Lake Placid Club Drive, Parkside Drive, Morningside Drive, Sentinel Road, River Road, Mill Pond Drive, McLenathan Avenue and School Street.
¯ Main Street — Closed between Lake Placid Club Drive (Central Garage Mobil) and Mirror Lake Drive (High Peaks Resort) from 7:45 a.m. until 8:30 a.m.
¯ Mirror Lake Drive between Main Street and Harbor Lane — Closed between 7:45 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.
¯ Mirror Lake Drive-Lake Placid Club Drive — Closed from Parkside Drive to Northwood Road from 7:45 a.m. until 8:45 a.m.
¯ Parkside Drive — Closed from Lake Placid Club Drive to Main Street-Morningside Drive intersection from 8:15 a.m. until 9 a.m.
¯ Route 73-86 intersection at Mill Hill — Expect delays from 8:15 a.m. until 9 a.m.
¯ Route 73-Sentinel Road-Cascade Road — Southbound lane closed from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. between Mill Pond Drive intersection and Old Military Road intersection. The northbound lane is open to local traffic (use caution) with minor delays expected at Old Military Road intersection. Businesses on Mill Hill can be accessed from the Main Street direction throughout the event.
¯ Mill Pond Drive — Closed between Sentinel Road (Lisa G’s) and McLenathan Avenue from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local traffic only between WesValley Road and McLenathan Avenue from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
¯ McLenathan Avenue-School Street — Open to local traffic only; use caution.
¯ River Road — Open to local traffic only; use caution.
¯ For northbound through traffic on Route 73 entering Lake Placid: Head west on Old Military Road at the ski jumps. Follow Old Military Road to firehouse, and make a right on River Steet. Make a left on WesValley Road and right onto Cummins Road to arrive at Main Street.
¯ For southbound traffic leaving Lake Placid on Route 73: Make a right off Main Street at Cummins Road and left at WesValley Road. Make a right onto River Street and left onto Old Military Road at the firehouse. Old Military Road intersects Route 73 at the ski jumps.
¯ Two-way vehicle traffic will continue throughout the event at the ski jump bridge on Route 73 with Old Military Road accessible in both directions. Runners will be confined to the shoulder and sidewalk on Route 73 between the horse show grounds and River Road.
¯ Runners will proceed clockwise around Mirror Lake Drive on the lane closest to the lake from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Vehicles will be allowed around Mirror Lake Drive from Northwood Road to Harbor Way during this period.
¯ For those traveling on Route 86 west through Lake Placid, avoid possible early morning delays by using Northwood Road, Mirror Lake Drive and Harbor Lane to reach Saranac Avenue.
Proceeds raised by the marathon go to the Joshua Fund, Community Supper Program, the North Elba Community Christmas Fund and March for our Lives.
Participants are given the opportunity to raise funds for these organizations via a check-off box on the registration form and by a small increase in the registration fee. Last year the marathon yielded more than $3,700 to local charitable organizations.
For more race information, visit www.LakePlacidMarathon.com.