Are you ready for a Party!??

We are!! We will be kicking off the festival at 5pm with bounce houses, face painting, and yummy food and drink! We will be turning it up a notch at 7pm with the Schmooze. When the sun sets everyone will be getting ready for a twilight run! Something to behold – LEDs, crazy costumes, glow paint and sticks as far as the eye can see! And we will finish the night with a laser light show at 9pm. Don’t want to run but want to help out? Sign up for 2 or more hours and receive a free tshirt! Join us on August 1st for the best party in the Capital Region! It’s taking place at Westfall Village in Averill Park!!   Westfall Village is a traditional neighborhood development in the Town of Sand Lake, minutes away from Albany, Troy and the rest of the Capital Region. The neighborhood includes town homes, single family housing and apartments on 92 acres of rolling hills. A trail encircles the neighborhood. There is abundant parking and festival space. We will be kicking off the festival at 5pm with bounce houses, face painting, and yummy food and drink! We will be turning it up a notch at 7pm with the Schmooze. Don’t forget great food and beer specials all day and night! When the sun sets everyone will be getting ready for a twilight trail run! The run kicks off at 7:30pm (walkers start at 7:00) and it will be something to behold – LEDs, crazy costumes, glow paint and sticks as far as the eye can see! And we will finish the night with a laser light show at 9pm. Register for the Race and Join the Fun! REGISTRATION IS OPEN! DON’T FORGET YOU CAN JUST COME AND WATCH THE FUN, EAT GREAT FOOD AND LISTEN TO MUSIC TOO! Schedule of Events: FRIDAY JULY 31 3 PM until 7 PM PACKET PICKUP AT UNCLE MARTY’S TAP ROOM SATURDAY AUGUST 1 11 AM until Race Time PACKET PICKUP AT RACE SITE 5:00 PM Bounce Houses Open for the Day! Vendor Fair Opens and Yummy Food and Drink for sale! 5:30 PM Rearview opens the party! 6:30 PM Zumba pre-run warmup! 7:00 PM The Schmooze takes the Stage! 7:00 PM Walkers begin the 5K! 7:30 PM Runners...

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The Race!

Westfall Village is our host for the festival this year. Learn more at the site’s website We chose this location for it’s clean and wide open spaces. The race starts at 7:00 pm for walkers and 7:30 pm for runners and is being timed by Finish Right Timing! Bib timers will be used and this site will list the top 3 runners in each age group. PRINT THIS MAP Create Maps or Search for a route from millions at MapMyRun   Water stations will be on the course at convenient locations. Packet pickup will be the Friday before the race at Westfall Village. We will also be doing packet pickup at the festival from 11am until race time. RACE DAY REGISTRATIONS will be accepted – price will be $38!! This race will be held rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, the race may be delayed or canceled. If the race is canceled there will be NO REFUNDS. Firefly5 has a NO REFUND policy. There are no refunds for any reason. Award Breakdown Fastest Man 2nd Place Man 3rd Place Man Fastest Woman 2nd Place Woman 3rd Place Woman Westfall Village is located approximately 1 mile east of the 43/150 intersection in West Sand Lake, Left on Averill Ave, directly across from East View Rd and before Averill Park High School. Schedule of Events: FRIDAY JULY 31 3 PM until 7 PM PACKET PICKUP AT UNCLE MARTY’S TAP ROOM SATURDAY AUGUST 1 11 AM until Race Time PACKET PICKUP AT RACE SITE 5:00 PM Bounce Houses Open for the Day! Vendor Fair Opens and Yummy Food and Drink for sale! 5:30 PM Rearview opens the party! 6:30 PM Zumba pre-run warmup! 7:00 PM The Schmooze takes the Stage! 7:00 PM Walkers begin the 5K! 7:30 PM Runners begin the 5K! 9:00 PM Laser Light Show! 9:45 PM Costume Contest 10:00 PM Winners Announced and Awards Presented! We will be kicking off the festival at 5pm with bounce houses, face painting, fire jugglers, and yummy food and drink! We will be turning it up a notch at 7pm with the Schmooze. Don’t forget great food and beer specials all day and night! When the sun sets everyone will be getting ready for a twilight run! The run kicks off at...

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Our Musical Entertainment!

Our featured band this year is The Schmooze! They take the stage at 7pm. Playing all the songs that made a lot of bands really famous! The Schmooze is comprised of professional musicians that have been playing together for most of their lives! Don’t want to run but want to help out? Sign up for 2 or more hours and receive a free tshirt! They are made up of: Kevin Brandow – the spoons Dave Brennan – pots and pans Michael Carella – ukalalie Opening for the Schmooze at this year’s event is Rearview! Rearview is a rock band from upstate New York. Demos Efstathiou (guitar, lead vocals), Herbie Knight (bass, vocals) and Jordan Demarest (drums). They will be kicking off the fun at 5:30 PM! Come out and check this young talent! But It’s Good by...

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Help the Food Pantry!

Firefly5 will make a donation to the Food Pantries for the Capital District for every runner and walker registration. The primary pantry located in Albany has been Feeding the hungry for 35 years and helping other Capital District food pantries provide groceries for 2.5 million meals annually.   Just $1 can provide 6.25 pounds of food to a hungry neighbor! The Food Pantries for the Capital District is actually a coalition of 52 food pantries in Albany, Rensselaer, and Saratoga Counties. They provide funding, delivery, coordination of services and food drives, and education and training to their member food pantries. Membership and all services are free to member food pantries. What is a food pantry? “For some, a food pantry is a source of emergency assistance. For many, it is a supplement to low or fixed income, loss of income due to illness or job loss, or loss of second income for single parents. Food pantries help provide nutritious food to babies, children, seniors, veterans, and struggling families. Our member food pantries provide enough groceries for a minimum of 3 meals per day for at least 3 days for each person in the household.”   What does your support do? “We rely on the generosity and support of caring individuals and businesses to supply our food pantries with enough food to help feed the hungry in our communities. Just $1 can help provide 6.25 pounds of food. Every gift has immediate impact and remains local.”   Learn more on their...

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Are you ready for a Party!??

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We are!! We will be kicking off the festival at 5pm with bounce houses, face painting, and yummy food and drink! We will be turning it up a notch at 7pm with the Schmooze. When the sun sets everyone will be getting ready for a twilight run! Something to behold – LEDs, crazy costumes, glow paint and sticks as far as the eye can see! And we will finish the night with a laser light show at 9pm.

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Our Musical Entertainment!

schmoozeOur featured band this year is The Schmooze! They take the stage at 7pm. Playing all the songs that made a lot of bands really famous! The Schmooze is comprised of professional musicians that have been playing together for most of their lives!

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The Race!

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Westfall Village is our host for the festival this year. Learn more at the site’s website We chose this location for it’s clean and wide open spaces.

The race starts at 7:00 pm for walkers and 7:30 pm for runners and is being timed by Finish Right Timing! Bib timers will be used and this site will list the top 3 runners in each age group.

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What is Firefly5 Festival?

Ready to do it AGAIN!!

Results from our 2014 event are online and can be viewed at: 5k Results.

2014 Party Goers! Check out the pictures and buy copies!!