Saratoga County

Spa City fun run raises $76,500 for children

Breaks previous record of $60,000 in 2014
Children during the 10th annual Cantina Kids Run Fun.
Children during the 10th annual Cantina Kids Run Fun.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The 10th annual Cantina Kids Fun Run on Sunday raised $76,500 for Saratoga Hospital — breaking its previous record of $60,000 in 2014.

More than 700 participated in the run held in Congress Park.

The run, which was started in 2008, has raised $409,000 to benefit pediatric emergency services at Saratoga Hospital, as well as pediatric dental care at the hospital’s Saratoga Community Health Center.

“The 10th anniversary had a lot of personal meaning for us,” said Cantina’s Heath Ames — who came up with the idea with husband Jeff and brought it to Saratoga Hospital — in a news release. “Along with the money and awareness raised over the years, engaging our kids to help others and showing how a community comes together is a wonderful lesson to share.”

Saratoga Independent School won the Healthiest School Contest for having the highest percentage of registered students.

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