29 May

Since 2000, the Patch Sprint has served as a fundraising event for the Adirondack Scholarship Foundation. Participants walk / run / hike 13.5 miles to summit all four Pok-O Patch mountains (Bare, Rattlesnake, Sugarloaf, and Poke-O-Moonshine) in one day.

Over 100 racers, trekkers, and volunteers participated in the 2024 Patch Sprint. Most importantly, however, the event raised almost $18,000—a new record—to give the gift of summer camp to deserving youth.

Smiling hikers on top of mountain

"Overall this year's Patch Sprint couldn't have been scripted better," said first-time race director Andrew "Gonzo" Gonzalez. "The weather was perfect, the race went without major incident and a great time was had by all." A full race report is available on the Patch Sprint website.

Children wearing race numbers

Gonzalez also notes, "Patch Sprint has really been growing from just a Pok-O-MacCready event into something with its own sense of connection and community between camp and the local running community. This is something we are hoping to build on in the coming years, and this growth will help with the Adirondack Scholarship Foundation's mission as more people from outside the camp circle are exposed to the great things going on between Reber Road and the shores of Long Pond. I am excited for what lies ahead, to build upon the past 25 years of success and to continue to be the biggest and best Adirondack Scholarship Foundation event every year."

Mark your calendars for the 2025 Patch Sprint which will be held Saturday, May 24 in Willsboro, New York.