Cantina Kids Fun Run

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The Tenth Annual Cantina Kids Fun Run, presented by New Country Motor Car Group, raised a record-breaking $76,500 this year. More than 730 race participants, 100 volunteers and countless spectators came out to support children’s services at Saratoga Hospital.
Thank you to all our sponsors, Cocktails for a Cause attendees, runners, volunteers and finally our incredible Cantina Kids Fun Run Committee who helped make this event possible.
Race Results – Congratulations to all our finishers!

About the Event

The Cantina Kids Fun Run is an athletic event for kids up to age 12 held in beautiful Congress Park, located in downtown Saratoga Springs. Since its founding in 2008, the event has raised more than $409,000 and made a difference for every pediatric patient treated at the Hospital. At the Fun Run Participants can: 

  • Choose from two courses: 1/4 mile or 1 mile
    • Click here to view course map
  • Run as a family, strollers are welcome
  • Enjoy kids’ activities which include a challenge course, face painting and more
  • Munch on healthy snacks from our sponsors 
  • View the event map here

Medals are provided for all runners up to age 12. Trophies are given to the top 3 boys and 3 girls for each course. The school with the highest participation (by percentage) wins the Healthiest School Contest. 

Registration Details

  • $15 early bird registration on or before May 23 and receive an event t-shirt (children only)
  • $20 after May 23 
  • Race day registration is available from 8:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m. 
  • Pre-registration closes on June 1

Supporting Children’s Healthcare at Saratoga Hospital 

Over the past decade, the annual Cantina Kids Fun Run has brought families together to support emergency medical services at Saratoga Hospital and increase awareness of the importance of pediatric emergency care. In 2015, the Fun Run expanded its mission to also provide support for pediatric patients at Saratoga Hospital’s Saratoga Community Health Center. To learn more about the incredible impact this event has had and the programs the 2017 Fun Run will support click here

Have questions about the race? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions


Cocktails for a Cause – Wednesday, May 24th, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Sold Out 

Enjoy open bar, complimentary appetizers and DJ Tru at the official Cantina Kids Fun Run kickoff party at Cantina Restaurant! Casual cocktail attire recommended. For questions, contact Klare Ingram at (518)-583-8765.

Thank you to our generous donors and committee members!

Interested in donating? Click here for Sponsorship Opportunities and here for the Sponsorship Commitment Form.

Already a donor? Click here to view important benefits, deadlines and details on our Event Donor Resources page. 


Presenting Sponsor





Race Result Sponsor 




Radio Sponsor




Television Sponsor




T-Shirt Sponsor

Media Sponsors

Medal Sponsor

Water Tent Sponsor

  • The Vukelic Family

Kid’s Zone Sponsor

Water Bottle Sponsor

  • Julie and Marcus Fuller 

Wrist Band Sponsor 

Sports Bag Sponsor

Text to Give Sponsor

Healthy Snacks Sponsors

First Aid Sponsors


  • Chairs: Heath & Jeff Ames
  • Elizabeth Alexander
  • Chad Beatty
  • Amy Cantanucci
  • Ann Marie Cross
  • Fran Dingeman
  • Robin Dalton
  • Lori Evans
  • Adam Feldman
  • Barbara Ferraro
  • Peggy Flanagan
  • Ashley Freeman
  • Julie Fuller
  • Mary Gavin
  • Greg Griskowitz
  • Jennifer Hennessy
  • Kelly Hite
  • Kathy McNeice
  • Michelle Muir
  • Heather Straughter
  • Elaine Vukelic

Have questions?

With general race inquires or if you are interest in volunteering, contact:

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, contact:

For media inquiries, contact:



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