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Adirondack Snowshoe Fest

SARANAC LAKE, NY - Two years ago, Saranac Lake hosted the 2017 World Snowshoe Championships, with it’s fun Shoe-Be-Do 5K and world class races. This Adirondack village continues to build on this international experience by hosting it’s 2nd snowshoe weekend, dubbed the Adirondack Snowshoe Fest, set for February 23 and 24, 2019.

“Through hard work and extraordinary volunteerism, Saranac Lake became highly regarded in the snowshoe community, and now we want to leverage our brand to boost local tourism," said Saranac Lake Village Mayor Clyde Rabideau. The 2017 WSSF World Snowshoe Championships attracted more than 400 competitors from over 15 nations.

Adirondack Snowshoe Fest organizers are putting together a weekend event which will entice many participants to stay overnight and feature a series of races for all skill levels plus entertainment options. The annual Shoe-Be-Doo 5K fun walk or run for families and individuals has free registration for 18 and under, thanks to Adirondack Health sponsorship for all kids.

The tentative schedule for the 2019 Adirondack Snowshoe Fest follows:

Friday, Feb. 22 at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center:
7 - 9 p.m.   Snowshoe (and Ski) Jam! Featuring music from Andy Walkow and food from Origin Coffee

Saturday, Feb. 23 at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center:
10 a.m.   Guided snowshoe tour
11 a.m.   Registration opens
1 p.m.   10KM Race & 5KM Shoe-Be-Doo Race
3 p.m.   Awards ceremony

All day Chili in the lodge
Mid-day Children's Snowshoe Scavenger Hunt
Mid-day Marshmallow Roast and Hot Chocolate

Sunday, Feb. 24 at Paul Smith's College VIC:
10 a.m.   Naturalist led snowshoe tour
10 a.m.   Registration opens
10:30 a.m.   Race (5km)
10:30 a.m.   Race (15km)
12-2:30 p.m.   Chili in the lodge
1 p.m.   Awards ceremony
2 p.m.   Naturalist led snowshoe tour

All Day Snowshoe Obstacle Course
All Day Build-your-own snowshoe kits with Paul Smith’s College Students
Mid-day Children's Snowshoe Scavenger Hunt
Mid-day Marshmallow Roast and Hot Chocolate

Register now at: www.eventbee.com/v/adksnowshoefest/event?eid=161762054#/tickets

18 and under are FREE!

For more information, visit: www.AdkSnowshoeFest.com

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