The Clark Sports Center is seeking volunteers for our 2017 Race the Lake Marathon & Half-Marathon. Click here (PDF, 298KB) to download our Volunteer Application!

2017 Registration

Click here to register!

2017 Printable Registration

USA Track & Field

The Road Running Technical Council has issued measurement certificates for the marathon and half marathon.

Marathon: NY17020JG
Half Marathon: NY14045JG

Waiver Form

All runners must have a Clark Sports Center waiver form on file. Children 18 and under must have this waiver signed by a parent. Waivers will be available on Race Day or can be downloaded and printed from our site (PDF, 90kb).


We are currently seeking volunteers for our 2017 race!

Download the Volunteer Application (PDF, 389KB)

Race Information


Our 4th annual race will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017.


The 26.2 Race will begin at 8:00am.
The 13.1 race will begin at 9:00am.


The 26.2 will start and end at Glimmerglass State Park. The 13.1 race will start on State Highway 80, near the Fenimore Art Museum. Both races will finish together at Glimmerglass State Park.


26.2 Runner

Non-refundable entry fee is $65 per person if received on or before June 6, or $80 per person if received after June 6.

13.1 Runner

Non-refundable entry fee is $55 per person if received on or before June 6, or $70 per person if received after June 6.
There will be no registration for the half marathon at the starting point for the half. All 'day of'' registrations must be done at Glimmerglass State Park before being transported to the start.

Race T-shirt

Entrants who pre-register by May 13 will receive a commemorative T-shirt. Entrants registering on the day of the race will receive a T-shirt if available.


Race medals will be distributed to every finsher as they cross the finish line.

Awards will be distributed to the overall best male and female times, as well as the top three male and female finishers in each age group. Awards will be presented for the following categories:

  • Teen: 19 years old & under
  • 20–29 years old;
  • 30–39 years old;
  • 40–49 years old;
  • 50–59 years old;
  • 60–69 years old;
  • 70 and above.

Contact Us

For more information about the race, please contact Event Director Doug McCoy by calling 547-2800, ext. 111.

Event Schedule and Times

Friday, June 9
9:00am–6:00pm • Bags may be picked up at The Clark Sports Center.

Saturday, June 10
6:30–7:30am • Day of registration and bag pick-up at Glimmerglass State Park. Day of registration for the Half Marathon must be done at Glimmerglass State Park - it cannot be done at the race start.

Course Map


The Race will circle clockwise around the picturesque Otsego Lake. Runners will travel through Cooperstown, Springfield, Middlefield and the Town of Otsego. You will have views of the lake almost all the way as you pass Glimmerglass Opera, The Farmers Museum, The Otesaga Resort Hotel and several other landmarks. Both of the races will be challenging, not only for the mileage, but also the elevation changes. It's the perfect setting for a marathon!

Click here to view the 13.1 Race Map

Click here to view the 26.2 Race Map

Sponsored By:

Otsego County IGA (Title Sponsor)
Three Hour Farm
Bank of Cooperstown
Red Shed Brewery
Dick's Sporting Goods
Cooperstown Brewing Company
The American Hotel
Leatherstocking Credit Union
Stagecoach Coffee
GU Energy
Honey Stingers
Mel's at 22

and more to come!

Award Winners

Overall Male & Female Marathon Winners

Greg Mandak (03:07:15) and Elizabeth Chauhan (03:23:35)

Overall Male & Female Half-Marathon Winners

Justin Spring (01:21:26) and Ravenna Neville (01:29:53)

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there aid stations?
Yes, we have an aid/water station approximately every two mile or less.

Are there porta johns on the course?
Yes, two on the marathon side (half start) and two on the back side of the lake.

What products will be at the water/aid stations?
Water on all of them, mixed in with Honey Stingers, GU, and GU energy drink.

Is the course an “open Course”?
Yes, cars will share the road. We have State Troopers, road bike staff, van drivers, and numerous volunteers letting vehicles know there is a race.

Is there transportation to the starting line for the half marathon?
Yes, we have Cooperstown Trolley providing three buses. We will start transporting people at 7:30am with the last bus leaving the Sports Center at 8:15am sharp. There is also parking at the start of the half marathon in the Glimmerglass Opera parking lot with vans to get you back after the race. Please understand the last bus will leave the Sports Center at 8:15am. Anyone missing that bus will need to self transport to the start.

Is there a safe bag drop for personals?
Yes, we will have a van dedicated to bag drops. Please retain your race number and ID for pick up.

Is there a party at the finish?
Yes, this year we will be partnering with the Otsego Lake Festival and will feature a band, food, and activities at Lake Front Park. A trolley will be stopping at the Clark Sports Center for continuous transportation to lake front from 11:30am to 3:00pm. Mels at 22 will be catering at the lake front location. All racers will receive a bbq lunch with bib number. Everyone else may enjoy for a small fee.

Will there be day of registration at the start of the half marathon?
No, the only place that we will be doing day of registration will be at the Clark Sports Center until 7:30am. You may do bag pick up starting at 7:45am at the start of the half marathon but NO day of registration will be available.