The 25th IRONMAN Lake Placid

On July 21, 2024, athletes from around the world will descend on the alpine village of Lake Placid to test their limits in Ironman Lake Placid. A favorite among competitors, the Lake Placid Ironman is the second oldest Ironman in North America, celebrating 25 years this year! It is also one of the sport's most popular courses. 

The highly anticipated race begins with the swimmers entering the water at 6:30 a.m. for a 2.4-mile swim across beautiful Mirror Lake, followed by a demanding 112-mile bike leg through the Adirondack Mountains, and then a full marathon through the mountains and downtown, ending at the Olympic speed skating oval in the village of Lake Placid.

IRONMAN Lake Placid Course Maps and Spectator Guide

Explore ways you can make the most of your experience! Go beyond the course

Course Maps:

  • View the course maps
  • Pick up a weather-resistant course map & guide at the Lake Placid Visitor's Center located at 2608 Main Street in Lake Placid or a local bike shop.

We love volunteers!

If you’re coming to Lake Placid to support an athlete or just coming to spectate, why don’t you consider volunteering? It’s the absolute best way to support the athletes and get right in the middle of the action! There are many volunteer opportunities to choose from. Our greatest need now is volunteers for the Run Aid Stations at night. Sign up here!

Stay in Lake Placid for IRONMAN

If you're attending in support of family and friends, the Lake Placid course loops through the village offering several opportunities to watch and cheer on the athletes. There are also a variety of shops, restaurants, and family-friendly activities on Main Street that will entertain you while your competitor is on course.

Ironman weekend can sell out as much as a year in advance - be sure to book your stay at one of the many Lake Placid hotels for the 2024 IRONMAN Lake Placid competition early!

Race Results

View race results as they come in and from past years. 

IRONMAN Community Hotline

IRONMAN Lake Placid has established a community relations coordinator and hotline to assist with training and race-related issues. The community relations coordinator is able to assist with quickly mitigating challenges for community members and businesses as they arise. 

Businesses and community members should use this if someone has a question about getting to work, is in need of an escort because they live on the race course, an issue presents itself, etc.

Community Line: (888) 497-5009

Community Email: imlakeplacidcommunity@ironman.com

IRONMAN 2024 Traffic Impacts for July 21, 2024

IRONMAN is working hard on minimizing the impact on traffic but want to let you know of delays. Temporary road closures will begin at 5 a.m. View the complete list of impacted roads as well as alternative routes for travel.

Ironman Lake Placid Community Liaison and traffic impact information


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