Cantina Restaurant and Saratoga Hospital Foundation Team Up for Cantina Kids Fun Run June 2

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May 16, 2019

Cantina Kids Fun Run June 2

Cantina Fun Run young kids at starting line

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY, May 16, 2019—Nearly 4,000 children received treatment in Saratoga Hospital’s Alfred Z. Solomon Emergency Center over the last year. Each one of them benefited from funds raised by the annual Cantina Kids Fun Run. Now in its 12th year, the Fun Run has become a family favorite, attracting hundreds of children and parents, rain or shine.

The 2019 Cantina Kids Fun Run will be held Sunday, June 2 in Congress Park. The race starts at 9 a.m. Early bird registration is $15 through May 21; after that date, general registration (including race day) is $20.

Since its inception in 2008, the event has raised over $490,000 for children’s healthcare at Saratoga Hospital, with the lion’s share of the proceeds benefiting pediatric emergency medicine.

The Fun Run was the brainchild of Cantina restaurant owners Jeff and Heath Ames, who teamed up with Saratoga Hospital Foundation to give back in appreciation for the lifesaving care their daughter has repeatedly received at Saratoga Hospital. The event brings families and organizations together for a healthy outdoor activity—and a worthy cause. This year’s presenting sponsor is New Country Motor Car Group.

Event information:

Run as a family. Strollers are welcome.

Pre-registration: Online, now through noon May 30. Go to Pre-registered runners can pick up race packets in advance on June 1, from 9 a.m. to noon in Congress Park, near the Casino.

Race-day registration: June 2, 8-8:45 a.m., in Congress Park, near the Carousel.

Two courses: ¼ mile or 1 mile.

Medals: For all runners up to age 12. Trophies to the top three boys and girls on each course. “Healthiest School” award to the school with the highest participation.

Kids’ activities: face painting, challenge course, games and more

For more information or to register, visit or call 518-583-8789.

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About Saratoga Hospital Foundation:  Saratoga Hospital Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga County’s leading healthcare provider. As such, the foundation secures, manages and distributes charitable gifts to support the mission of Saratoga Hospital. Over the years, the foundation has raised more than $55 million for Saratoga Hospital programs and facilities, all of which benefit the people of the Saratoga region. For more information, visit  


Peter Hopper
Saratoga Hospital
Office: 518-583-8679
Cell: 518-603-3113


Katie Rocque
Saratoga Hospital Foundation
Cell: 603-969-3788

16 May 2019