Johnstown is hosting the inaugural Allegheny Adventure X-Fest, a weekend-long event for outdoor enthusiasts in the region. Brad Clemenson is with Lift Johnstown, one of the sponsors of the event. He says the weekend will incorporate Johnstown’s 39th annual marathon, along with a whole host of other activities, including biking, boating, hiking, geocaching, fly-fishing demonstrations, as well as music.
Clemenson says he wants the X-Fest to introduce Johnstown to outdoor devotees who may not think of the city as an outdoor recreation mecca.
“If we can build this event as an annual event, it’ll really get that word out to people, it’ll really get the image in people’s heads that this is not an old steel town anymore. This is a hub for outdoor recreation and fun stuff that you can do at whatever level you want to do it at,” Clemenson said.
The event, scheduled for October third through fifth, is expected to draw about 3,000 people from the region.