South High Marathon Dance logo with sneakers

SOUTH GLENS FALLS – The South High Marathon Dance (SHMD) is a student driven event that raises money for individuals, families, and organizations in need of financial assistance. With approximately 80% of the high school’s population participating in this two-day event, plus elementary and middle school involvement, this event has grown into a celebration that brings the entire community together like nothing else, with activities taking place year-round. In its 45-year history, the Marathon Dance has raised over 9.9 MILLION DOLLARS for more than 619 beneficiaries – not just within South Glens Falls, but many surrounding communities as well. After reviewing roughly 90 applications, the student committee has selected the following as beneficiaries of SHMD 2023:

The families ofCommunity Organizations
Tayton BowenAdirondack Vets House
Donald CrandallAlzheimer’s Association of NENY
Crue DuswaltBen Osborn Memorial Fund
Kathleen EvartsCancer Center Community Crusaders
Hunter GeorgeCAPTAIN Community Human Services
Christopher GoodnessFood For Thought
Grace NettiKelly’s Angels, Inc.
Gabrielle PotterMoreau Community Center
Aiden RodriguezRebuilding Together Saratoga County
Randy StrongSouthern Adirondack Independent Living (SAIL)
Shane Walsh
Megan Willis

The 2023 Marathon Dance will be held March 3 and 4 at the South Glens Falls Senior High School, with
additional activities and sales taking place at Tanglewood Elementary School.
Opening ceremonies will begin at 7 p.m. Friday evening. Community members can donate to the dance in a variety of ways. Each of the approximately 700 students signed up to participate is required to collect a minimum of $150. You can choose to donate to an individual student’s total online, or the Marathon Dance in general, through the “Donate” tab on our website at The district’s middle and elementary schools also conduct various Marathon Dance fundraising activities. The Oliver W. Winch Middle School is holding their annual basket raffle through February 17, with drawings March 2. Fifth graders and certain middle schoolers even have their own time slot to participate at SHMD!