August 10, 2024 confirmed for the three-distance trail running race
Event is hosted in collaboration by Spartan Trail and the Olympic Authority
Spartan Trail, in yet another stride to expand its presence within the trail running community, is once again partnering with the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (Olympic Authority) and its historic and modernized Mt Van Hoevenberg facility to host the Lake Placid Trail Challenge.
Nestled in the breathtaking Adirondack Mountains of New York, this event will showcase the natural splendor and outstanding infrastructure of Mt Van Hoevenberg, creating an idyllic setting for an emerging trail race. Runners from across the nation will have the opportunity to choose from three distinct distances offered by the Lake Placid Trail Challenge: 10k, Half Marathon, and 50k. These options cater to a diverse range of participants, from novices in the sport to seasoned ultra-marathon enthusiasts. The race venue is conveniently situated a mere 10 minutes outside of downtown Lake Placid, one of the most picturesque mountain villages in the state of New York.
All three distances will start and finish at the Nordic Stadium, just outside Mt Van Hoevenberg’s Mountain Pass Lodge. The course will take them through the lush greenery of the Adirondack forests, traversing single track, double track, flat, steep, and flowy trails. The venue that hosted the 1980 Winter Olympics has everything for an incredible outdoor experience, from the incredible gorgeous views to the history of American sport that has been forged on these trails. Mt Van Hoevenberg also hosted Spartan’s Lake Placid Trail Challenge in 2022.
About Spartan Trail
The trail division of Spartan Race, the world leading endurance events company, continues its growth on the trail running business in US, Canada and the world without losing the focus on the love for the sport, community and environment. Unique experiences are crafted on our trail races, aimed for athletes who are newcomers to the sport, to world-class, renowned events around the globe that attract thousands of trail runners every year. To learn more about Spartan Trail, visit spartantrail.com