Code Blue Saratoga Needs YOU!


Code Blue Saratoga is holding their second annual ‘Blue Needs You’ 8K Run and Kids Fun Run fundraiser, presented by Fingerpaint and Vincent, Patty, Ronald and Michele Riggi. The event will be held on the Saturday of Easter weekend, March 26, beginning at 7:55 a.m. starting at High Rock Park in beautiful downtown Saratoga Springs. Runners of all ages are encouraged to register for the 8K Run and Kids Fun Run by visiting blue-needs-you-logo

The 400 meter Kids Fun Run, beginning at 7:55 a.m., is recommended for children up to 10 years old. Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required. All participants will receive a wristband.

The 8k road race starts at 8:30 a.m. on High Rock Ave. This challenging course is front and back loaded with rolling hills as it winds its way through Saratoga’s historic East Side. The course makes its way on to the City’s beautiful Spring Run Trail and finishes back at High Rock Pavilion. The cost to register is $30.00 until March 11th and $35 until race day. The entry fee includes a back pack, long sleeve racing shirt, food and drinks. The race is limited to 500 runners.

Race Co-Directors Dennis Fillmore and Gary Guilfoyle are especially pleased that this year’s event will include a Cheer Squad providing non-running supporters the opportunity to participate as well. For a $10 donation, Cheer Squad registrants will receive a long sleeve tee shirt and are encouraged to set up a fundraising page to help maximize funds raised for this critically needed program.

Awards for the adult portion of the event will be presented to the top 3 overall male and female finishers and top three finishers in 10 year age groups for both male and female ranks. Post-race photos will be provided from Best Buy.

Businesses and individuals interested in supporting this event can find a variety of partnership opportunities at 

Volunteers are still needed to help the day of the event. For more information call Rosemary Riedhammer at 518-581-1097 or

Code BlueWhen you Run For Blue you are ensuring an average of 36 individuals have temporary respite from hazardous winter weather from November until April. Code Blue Saratoga offers emergency shelter to individuals who are street homeless or might otherwise remain unsheltered during nights of extreme cold and heavy snow. At Code Blue individuals are surrounded by caring volunteers and staff, have a safe, warm place to sleep, showers and a hot meal. Code Blue Saratoga protocols will be in place between November 15 and March 15. Extreme winter weather is defined as 12 inches of snow or more and/or temperature of 32 degrees or less. For more information, visit

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