Beachfest, Warrior Run highlight Tupperpalooza
TUPPER LAKE – This weekend, Tupperpalooza will host several events throughout the village.
Saturday, the second annual Tupperpalooza Warrior Run, presented by The Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce, will be held at the former Big Tupper Ski Area.
Race time is 10 a.m. and is a 3.5-mile obstacle course with team and individual participation options.
There will also be a Tupperpalooza Training Camp for children 12 and under.
Later Saturday, Rock the Arc will kick off at 2 p.m. at the Municipal Park with live music, games, food, a $10,000 raffle and fireworks display..
On Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., the Little Wolf Beach will host the first Beachfest celebration.
The day kicks-off with the 2nd Annual Paintball Triathlon. The mass start will begin at 10 a.m. with a 100-yard swim in the waters of Little Wolf Pond. Once complete, it’s time to hop on bicycles and begin a 1.8-mile trek down North Little Wolf Road and back, where it is then off to the running course. Athletes will complete a mile run to the gates of Big Wolf and back where it is then time for some paintball action. Each participant will be given five shots at stationary targets. Every successful hit deducts 10-seconds off their total time.
The race is open to all athletes age seven to 14. Bike helmets are mandatory. Registration is $5 and forms are available at the town hall or by visiting tupper-lake.com. At 11 a.m., sand sculptor Phil Singer will sculpt a giant Lumberjack as voted by people through a poll on Facebook.
Also at 11 a.m., a Sand Castle Competition will begin.
Music will be provided throughout the day thanks to WSLP of Lake Placid. The radio station will be doing live remotes noon to 4 p.m.
The beach will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tupper Lake’s newest entrepreneur, The Smoking Horseshoe, will be on hand to serve up barbecue.
At 2 p.m., boat drop off for the 2nd Annual Tupperpalooza Cardboard Boat Regatta will begin. Last year, more than a dozen cardboard rafts competed in Raquette Pond for the inaugural race.
At 3:30 p.m., the boats will go through inspection. Then at 4 p.m., the competition begins.
“The Second Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta is going to be a must see event,” Tupper Lake Chamber Events Coordinator, Michelle Clement said. “Not only is it a great race to participate in, but from first hand experience after building a boat for last year’s race, I can honestly say that was a great family project.”
For more event rules and register information for the race visit tupper-lake.com.
At 5 p.m., the judging will begin for the sand castle competition.
The day will be capped off with the free Sunday Night Movie showing of “Surf’s Up” at 8:30 p.m. with free popcorn and juice provided for kids.