1,200 runners to pound pavement at LP Marathon

LAKE PLACID Over 1,200 runners from 35 states, Canada, Bermuda, Brazil, New Zealand, Panama, and Ukraine will participate in the fourth annual Lake Placid Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay Sunday, June 15. The event consists of three different races; a 26.2 mile marathon, a 13.1 mile half marathon, and a unique 26.2 mile four-person team relay. The race starts at 8 a.m. on Main Street in front of the Sheffield Olympic Oval. The athletes have up to six hours to complete the races. The Lake Placid Marathon is one of the only early season marathon races in this part of the country, said race director Jeff Edwards. We offer a high quality destination event for elite runners as well as recreations runners and families. We have many athletes preparing for the Ironman in July with the half marathon and many local teams in the marathon relay. The headlining charity for the event is The National Leukemia and Lymphoma Societys Team in Training, and the Albany-based Run for Dad charity is on board again as a second charity. Athletes who register for the Lake Placid Marathon also have the option to donate to the Lake Placid Outing Club. Once again, the Lake Placid Marathon will show its commitment to youth fitness by offering a free Kids Run Too! 400- meter run Saturday, June 14 at 2 p.m. Sponsored by Run for Dad and Brooks Sports, Inc., the event will take place at the Olympic Oval. Free t-shirts will be given to all kids. Special finisher ribbons are given to all participants. This year, the Lake Placid Marathon and Relay has partnered with the Lake Placid Film Forum to offer a showing of the documentary The Spirit of the Marathon, to be shown at 4:30 pm Saturday, June 14. This award-winning film will be screened at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts and tickets are $10. Athletes, spectators, and volunteers can get the latest race weekend details at www.LakePlacidMarathon.com

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