Race Notes: Race The Lake marathon and half marathon will take racers around beautiful Otsego lake in Cooperstown NY. You will run past such landmarks as the Otesaga Hotel, The Farmers Museum, The Fenimore Art Museum and The Baseball Hall Of Fame. The lake will always be on your right with awesome views of the surrounding area. The course is very challenging and runs on small county route roads through small villages. Both the full and the half are certified by the USATF.