The Saratoga Palio: Melanie Merola O’Donnell Memorial Race was a tremendous success last year. With everything Saratoga Springs has to offer, we were honored to attract so many participants and spectators from around town and the region. We owe so much of our success to community members like you who supported us in our eighth year, and we thank you for your kindness and generosity.

On Sunday, September 21, 2014, we’ll be holding the 9th annual half marathon/5K race. This year’s event features the inspiring course that takes participants through scenic Saratoga Springs, including the Saratoga Spa State Park, Skidmore College, and many parts of downtown. We are proudly continuing our partnership with Palio, a world-class healthcare communications company based in Saratoga Springs. Promotional efforts are underway to continue our success. We hope you can be a part of the excitement by being a sponsor.

For more details, please take a look at sponsorship level descriptions accompanying this letter. If you would like to be a sponsor, just fill out and return the enclosed Sponsorship Agreement and include a check made payable to The Melanie Foundation. We also hope that you and/or your employees join us on September 21, 2014 as a runner or a volunteer.

If you have any questions about the race or donations, please e-mail Maria Palmer Maurer at