Adirondack Sports Summer Expo
Join 8,000 sports, health, fitness and travel enthusiasts for the 13th annual Summer Expo, which features 150 exhibitors covering running, hiking, bicycling, paddling, triathlon, health, fitness, green living and travel in upstate New York. The fun, high-energy show includes great sales, clubs, demos, events, activities, races, seminars and prizes.
March 17-18, 2018
Saturday 10-5 • Sunday 10-4 • Saratoga Springs City Center
Running • Biking • Triathlon • Hiking • Paddling • Health • Fitness • Travel
See the magazine come to life with all our favorite activities represented under one roof!
Be at the Summer Expo to experience it! We have a lot of interactivity at the Summer Expo and the best way to get active and fit is to see, try and learn for yourself.
New This Year!
Gaga is a fast paced, high energy sport played in an octagonal pit. The more players the better! Dubbed a kinder gentler version of dodge ball, the game is played with a soft foam ball, and combines the skills of dodging, striking, running, and jumping, while trying to hit opponents with a ball below the knees. Players need to keep moving to avoid getting hit by the ball. Fun, easy and addictive, everyone gets a serious workout!
Hang Out at the Pool
Always a main attraction at the Summer Expo, our 20x32-foot pool sits at the center of the main hall of the City Center. Throughout the 2-day show, there will be kayak, SUP and scuba demos given by exhibitors who are experts on, and under, the water. Learn proper techniques and safety skills. Kids can also enjoy a safe and informative introduction to paddling at our "try-it" sessions.
Two of the largest exhibitors at the show, Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company and Steiner’s Ski & Bike will be bringing gear, clothing, footwear and accessories to the expo. It’s a great way to stock up for every season.
Visit the Mountainman space for great deals on all your paddling, outdoor gear and apparel needs and get a preview of the upcoming Paddlefests in Saratoga Springs and Old Forge. They are New York’s largest canoe, kayak and paddleboard retailer with stores in Saratoga Springs and on Fish Creek/Saratoga Lake.
Check out the Steiner’s Ski & Bike store where they’ll have big discounts for summer and winter gear. Last year's sale included: 40% off Specialized bikes, 40% off non-skiwear, Patagonia and casual socks, 50% off ski products, skis, boots, bags, poles, helmets, parkas, and accessories like goggles, u-wear, hats, gloves, and ski socks.
You’ll break a sweat at the Saratoga Rowing Association booth. They’ll have two rowing ergometers for attendees to try. If you can row 500 meters you’ll earn a free T-shirt and candy. Challenge your family and friends for bragging rights!
Run or Walk
Join a 2-3 mile run or one-mile walk from iRun Local’s booth on Sunday at 11am. Organized with the Saratoga Stryders, participants can run, jog or walk with experienced runners and walkers in downtown Saratoga, while leaving their belongings in a secure location at the show.
A complimentary brunch for all participants will follow in the City Center lobby. Hoka One One is a sponsoring a light brunch. For more info, contact Jamie at (949) 275-8887 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go Rock Climbing
Damien’s Rock Wall will have their 25-foot rock wall set up for kids and adults to climb. Check out the birds-eye view of the entire show. You can challenge your kids to a race up the wall!
Try Disc Golf
DisCap (Capital Region Disc Golf Club) will give you the opportunity to try disc golf at their booth. They’re bringing discs and a basket for attendees to try this fun, all-ages sport that can be played year-round.
$10,000 in Prizes
Attend the show and receive a free raffle ticket for a chance to win $10,000 in prizes. There are nearly 80 different prizes to choose from, including a scuba package, race entries, weekend getaways, gift certificates, merchandise and much more. Winners will be chosen after the show closes, and contacted through email – but you need to be present to enter!
Food and monetary donations to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York will earn you more raffle tickets. Representatives from the food bank will be on hand to accept your donations of non-perishable food items and cash. Let’s work together to fight hunger!
Test Your Fitness
Do you have a personal fitness goal? Some aim for a specific time in an Ironman or marathon, others want to be able to finish those races and someone else trains to lose 20 pounds. To reach this or other goals, it is important to train efficiently. But how can you choose the best path to your goal if you don’t know where to begin?
Optimal training starts with understanding your current level of fitness. There’s more motivation when you know your goal and can estimate when you are able to reach it. A great way to start a journey like this is trying an Aeroscan test.
Biathlete and Olympic medalist Andrea Henkel Burke, a personal trainer based in Lake Placid, will be providing the Aeroscan test analysis at her booth. Test your energy metabolism by analyzing respiratory gas concentrations while at rest and during exertion. Individual training and exercising ranges can then be easily and comfortably determined from this.
By measuring oxygen intake and carbon dioxide output, the Aeroscan test determines, how the body burns fat, and carbohydrates to provide energy. The test takes just ten minutes and is also ideally suited to use with older and out-of-condition users.
There will be ongoing booth clinics from our regional experts, outdoor enthusiasts and licensed guides, so visit as many booths as you can.
A Quick Look at the 2017 Adirondack Sports Summer Expo
Huge Prize Table!
Each year, our exhibitors generously donate valuable items that our attendees have a chance to win in a drawing held after the show closes.
How to Enter for Prizes – Come to the expo, receive an entry ticket, write your name, email address and phone number, place your ticket into the prize bag of interest. The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY will be giving additional tickets at their booth for donations and food items – supporting a good cause and increasing your chance of winning.
Winners will be drawn after the show closes and will be notified within ten days. Winners will have seven days to claim their prize. (You must be 18 or older to enter. You do not need to be present to win. Winners will be published in Adirondack Sports magazine.)
The Daily Gazette ran a great article about the 2017 show. Thank you Dan Fitzsimmons, Erica Miller and the Daily Gazette.
Enjoy the Summer Expo! See you there!