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HHHN footrace to boost children’s health locally

Competitors run down West Schroon River Road in the 2009 edition of the annual Hudson Headwaters Care for Kids Run. Proceeds of the race benefit programs that boost children’s health throughout the southern Adirondacks.

Competitors run down West Schroon River Road in the 2009 edition of the annual Hudson Headwaters Care for Kids Run. Proceeds of the race benefit programs that boost children’s health throughout the southern Adirondacks.

— The Hudson Headwaters Health Network’s seventh annual Care for Kids 5K Run & Fitness Walk is to be held Sunday July 29 at 9 a.m.

Money raised from the event are to benefit the various pediatric programs of HHHN, aimed to boost the health of children in the southern Adirondacks.

The entry fee is $25 in advance and $30 after July 26. The first 400 participants will receive a T-shirt.

More information about the race, including the registration form and course map, can be found at www.hhhn.org or by calling 761-0300, ext. 31112. Registrations are accepted the day of the race, and people of all ages are invited to participate.

The race course follows the Schroon River in Chestertown for the first 1.5 miles before crossing over and heading east. The course ends at Suzie Q's Sunshine Café on the corner of Tannery Road and Route 8 in Brant Lake. Free transportation is provided back to the starting line, if needed.

Event sponsors include the Barton Group, Berness Bolton Excavating, Blue Bunny, Brant Lake Camp, Creative Stage Lighting, Cronin's Golf Resort, Fitzgerald Bros., General Mills, Glens Falls National Bank, Jimbo's Club at the Point, Point O'Pines Camp for Girls, Price Chopper's House Calls Pharmacy, Quandt's Food Service, the Sagamore, Suzie Q's Sunshine Café, Sycaway Creamery, and the Chester-Horicon Health Center Guild.

Hudson Headwaters Health Network is a not-for-profit system of 14 community health centers that serve about 60,000 people in the southern Adirondacks and Glens Falls region.

HHHN experiences about 260,000 patient visits per year, and provides more than $3 million annually in charity health care and pharmaceutical discounts.

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