Industry News | February 8, 2010

Bun Run T-Shirt Design Contest In Full Swing

Schlotzsky’s has chosen five design finalists for its Bun Run T-shirt contest and voting has officially begun. The designs will be showcased online at www.bunrun.com from February 8-March 8. The winning artist will receive $1,000 and recognition at the race on May 2, and his or her winning design will be featured on T-shirts worn by thousands of race participants and volunteers. The remaining four finalists will receive $100 each.

Austin, Texas' longest-running 5K, the Annual Schlotzsky’s Bun Run hosts an average of 5,000 participants and raises an average of $50,000 for Austin YMBL Sunshine Camps, YMBL’s program that sends at-risk and disadvantaged youths to summer camp to learn about leadership, team-building and trust.

“We sincerely appreciate all the Bun Run and Austin Sunshine Camps support we’ve gotten from the community for over 25 years,” says Kelly Roddy, president of Schlotzsky’s. “We think this year’s T-shirt contest will give everyone another way to feel even more connected to the good works that come about thanks to the race."

“Not only that, but the long-sleeve T-shirt has reached pop culture status in Austin and the surrounding areas," Roddy says. "People wear them all year long, and thousands of participants have shirts dating back to the original race. What could be more fun than making your mark in Bun Run history and having your design become part of an Austin tradition?”