Fit Fest announced!

The Glens Falls Collaborative plans a new “FitFest” event in City Park on Sunday, October 4, from noon to 4 p.m. with a “FitFest 5K” taking off at 11 a.m. The event is held with support from the Glens Falls Business Improvement District and City of Glens Falls. Admission is free. Click here for more info.

The event plans to showcase the health, fitness and wellness sector of the Glens Falls Collaborative, a group with more than 100 members. Planned are sample fitness classes, interactive demonstrations, healthy food for sale, fun contests, music, and member booths with giveaways, samples, children’s activities, cooking demonstrations and information about their organizations and services.

“We love organizing festivals,” says FitFest originator, committee member and Glens Falls Collaborative Board President Patti Gray Whann of Glens Falls Area Realty. “Our first annual WingFest [also conceived by Patti and executed by the Collaborative] was such a great success, and I really wanted to showcase the growing wellness sector of our membership with a fitness challenge.”

The FitFest 5K leaves City Park at 11 a.m. sharp and travels up Glen Street to Crandall Park, where participants will complete a routine on the new fitness equipment recently installed by the Crandall Park Beautification Committee. Runners will then take a different route back to City Park. Water and light refreshments are provided. This year’s race is a fun run, with no awards planned. Pre-register by September 12 for a T-shirt by contacting Committee Chair Chris Murphy at or register online. The cost is $20 to participate, or $15 for ages 12 and younger.

Fitness-related businesses and organizations that wish to participate can have a booth for $50, sponsor the event, or join the Glens Falls Collaborative for a discounted half-year rate of $120 which earns them free vendor space at FitFest as well as upcoming well-attended Glens Falls Collaborative events Boo2You and Hometown Holidays.

Take A Bite Continues through Aug. 19!

The Glens Falls Collaborative continues its successful “Take A Bite” events every Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. through August 19. More than 60 restaurants and organizations set up tables outside throughout Downtown Glens Falls with small plates costing less than $5, giveaways, information and items for sale. Stroll, taste and enjoy live music! The new Exchange Street Bazaar features a live performance each week as well as local vendors selling their wares.

The event is sponsored and supported by the City of Glens Falls, the Glens Falls BID, the Take A Bite Committee, Adirondack Broadcasting, Advokate, the Post-Star, Trampoline Design, Liberty Graphics and PJN Photography.