Our Location!

Our fantastic Firefly5 Festival takes place at our restaurant, Uncle Marty’s Adirondack Grill and the Sand Lake Elementary School which are located in Sand Lake, NY. Behind the restaurant we will have performances from popular bands and bounce houses and games, next door at the Sand Lake school, we will have a pet adoption clinic, lasertag, food, vendor fair and other old fashioned country fun kid’s activities! Don’t forget about the laser show at 9pm!

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Schedule of Events:

11:00 AM Bounce Houses and Games Open for the Day! Vendor Fair Opens and Pet Adoption Clinic Begins! Yummy Food and Drink for sale!
12:00 PM Music starts!
1:00 PM 3 Legged Race and Battlefield Live Lasertag!
2:00 PM Sack Races and Chicken Barbeque starts serving!
3:00 PM Butterfly Find and No. 2 Band takes the stage!
4:00 PM Balloon Toss!
6:30 PM Zumba!
7:00 PM The Schmooze Band takes the Stage!
7:30 PM Walkers begin the 5K!
8:00 PM Runners begin the 5K!
9:00 PM Laser Light Show!
9:45 PM Costume Contest
10:00 PM Winners Announced and Awards Presented!

Packet pickup will be the Friday before the race at Uncle Marty’s. We will also be doing packet pickup at the carnival from 3pm until race time.



Shirts have already been ordered. We recommend picking up the shirts before race day so they can be decorated!! CoolGlow.com is offering our race participants a 10% off order – use the code FIREFLY10.

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.

The race starts at 7:30 pm for walkers and 8:00 pm for runners and is being timed by Albany Running Exchange Event Productions! Bib timers will be used and this site will list the top 3 runners in each age group.

Click on the map for a full sized PDF to print.

Click on the map for a full sized PDF to print. 

The 5k starts at the parking lot between the Sand Lake school and Uncle Marty’s Adirondack Grill (NY Rt. 43). We will be doing a different course then we did for the Kilt Run because the race will be held at night and we want to minimize risk.

  • The race starts in the parking lot of the Sand Lake school.
  • Run up the access road between the Sand Lake school and Miller Hill, adjacent to the playground.
  • Take a right and run through the parking lot of Miller Hill school (into the circle in front of the school and out the main parking lot entrance). This is the route we use for the Shamrock Shuffle 1K.
  • Take a left out of the Miller Hill parking lot on to Rt. 66.
  • Take a left on to Crest Rd.
  • Take a left on to Mountain View Rd.
  • Take a right on to Mountain View Rd. (see map).
  • Take a left on to Crest Rd.
  • Take a right on to Rt. 66.
  • Travel back down Rt. 66 into the parking lot of the Miller Hill school and back to the access road to the Sand Lake parking lot.