March 18 & 19 - SUMMER EXPO
Sports, Health, Fitness and Travel!
If you have the winter blues, the summer sports and recreation season is just around the corner at the 12th annual Adirondack Sports Summer Expo! It’s happening on Saturday-Sunday, March 18-19 at the Saratoga Springs City Center.
Come to the Capital, Saratoga and Adirondack region’s run, bike, triathlon, paddle, hike, healthy living and travel show – the sweaty, dirty sports you love all under one roof! It features 150 exhibits, great 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. And we have 25 new exhibitors at the Expo.
The timing of the Summer Expo is perfect for athletes, weekend warriors, enthusiasts and newbies to pick up gear, information and motivation to plan the next outings and adventures. It’s the place 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 awesome sales with a mix of retailers, organizations, health and fitness professionals and green living vendors presenting and offering their products and services. This includes Mountainman Outdoors, Steiner’s Ski & Bike, Fleet Feet Sports, LiveSore, 9 Miles East Farm, Arbonne, iRun Local, and many more!
Most major 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 present to share information and deals on visiting, activities, lodging, events and getaways – 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!
A variety of demos and clinics will be led by contributing writers, certified trainers, accomplished athletes and health professionals. Demos include running, foam rolling, canoe paddling, injury prevention – and get your own personal exercise recommendation from multiple Olympic and World Champion biathlete medalist Andrea Henkel Burke!
Take advantage of 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!
The Summer Expo takes place on Saturday, March 18 from 10am-5pm and Sunday, March 19 from 10am-4pm in the Saratoga Springs City Center at 522 Broadway. Admission is $5 for the weekend, and ages 18-under are free. Visit our EXPO page for a complete list of exhibitors and more! See you there!
Darryl & Mona