The 12th annual Adirondack Sports Summer Expo is just around the corner this Saturday-Sunday, March 18-19 at the Saratoga Springs City Center.
Check out the region’s run, bike, triathlon, paddle, hike, healthy living and travel. It features 150 exhibits with 25 new exhibitors, sales on summer/winter gear, clothing, footwear, and paddling and scuba demos in the 20x32-foot pool. Plus, clinics and fun family activities, including a 25-foot rock wall! The show will have $10,000 in prizes and giveaways. Door prizes to regional running races, triathlons, hiking packages, weekend lodging getaways, ski tuning, bike service, health, fitness, scuba training, meal packages, and more will be given away.
The Expo is perfect for athletes, weekend warriors, enthusiasts and newbies to pick up gear, information and motivation to plan the next outings and adventures. Or to kick-start a fitness program or take your health to the next level. Event reps from the Firecracker 4, Saratoga Tour de Cure, Lake George Triathlon Festival, Adirondack Marathon, Peak to Brew Relay, Saratoga Springs Half Marathon, Great American Brewery Runs, and more will be on hand with info and registration specials.
The Expo also has sales with a mix of retailers, organizations, health and fitness professionals and green living vendors, including Mountainman Outdoors, Steiner’s Ski & Bike, Fleet Feet Sports, LiveSore, 9 Miles East Farm, Arbonne, iRun Local, and many more! Outdoor sports and recreation clubs in the area will be represented, including the Adirondack Mountain Club, Capital District Triathlon Club, Out of Control Ski Club, Appalachian Mountain Club, Saratoga Stryders, Saratoga Triathlon Club, Saratoga Lake Sailing Club and more. Many summer travel destinations will be presen, including Elk Lake Lodge, Killington Resort, Walkway Over the Hudson, and Wild Center to name a few. Plus, ideas for summer camps for kids and adults, including camps Chingachgook and Gorham.
On-water demos will take place all weekend in the pool, with kayaking, canoeing, and scuba with Seguin’s Scuba. Demos and clinics, led by ADK and regional paddling experts: capsize recovery, rescue and rolling, pack canoeing – and the popular “Try Paddling” sessions for kids! There will also be a variety of other demos and clinics. A 2-3 mile group run or one-mile walk organized by iRun Local will start at 11am on Sunday from their expo booth and finish at the show, followed by refreshments by On-Running in the lobby.
Damien’s Rock Wall will challenge kids and adults on the 25-foot wall, and many exhibitors – including “putting on the green” with Capital Region Disc Golf – will have demos and activities all weekend. The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY will be on hand to collect donations over the weekend. Attendees who donate food or money to the Regional Food Bank will receive extra raffle tickets, which will increase their chances of winning Expo prizes!
Saturday, March 18 from 10am-5pm
Sunday, March 19 from 10am-4pm
Saratoga Springs City Center
Saratoga Springs, NY
Admission is $5 for the weekend, and ages 18-under are free
For more information, go to www.adksports.com.