Annual Events

Snickers Marathon and Half Marathon

The first weekend in March, Downtown Albany comes alive with runners, walkers, families, and friends. We kick off the day with a full and half marathon at 7am. The Albany Marathon® powered by Snickers® has been listed annually as one of the top 10 Boston Marathon qualifiers. We offer a flat, spectator-friendly course. We pride ourselves on giving our runners an extraordinary experience with a weekend full of fun events. The marathon and half marathon are open to runners and walkers of all ages and skills.

At noon the Mardi Gras Music Festival starts rocking downtown and features bands, kid’s activities, vendors and crafters until midnight.

For more information, www.albanymarathon.com.