The 19th Annual Schlotzsky's® Deli (Nasdaq:BUNZ)and Coca-Cola® Bun Run(tm) race will be held on Sunday, April 29, beginning at 8:00 a.m. In an exciting change from previous years, the race features a new course, with both the start and finish at Butler Shores, located at the intersection of Lamar Boulevard and Riverside Drive.
Legendary University of Texas football coach Darrell Royal will act as honorary starter for the fun runners at 8:45 a.m. Sunday morning.
The Bun Run Expo will be open Thursday, April 26, through Saturday, April 28, and will also take place at Butler Shores. Participants can register for the race, pick up their packets and famous Bun Run T-shirts, visit vendor booths and enjoy free food, live music and giveaways.
All proceeds from the race benefit the Austin Sunshine Camps, which are sponsored by the Young Men's Business League and offer summer camp, year-round leadership building and scholarship programs to reach out to over 2,000 at-risk and disadvantaged youth each year.
Competitive runners will start at 8:00 a.m. Participants in the male and female Overall, Masters and Senior Masters divisions will race for cash prizes of $250 each. Awards will also be handed out for all competitive age group winners, Clydesdale and Athena divisions, wheelchair racers and K-9 participants (dogs and their humans).
The 5K family fun run will begin at 8:45 a.m., and will welcome runners, walkers, strollers and any pet that will stay on a leash!
The Kids 1K fun run will start at 9:45 a.m. This non-competitive event for young children and their families is loads of fun, and all participants will receive a T-shirt, official race number and "winner'' ribbon.
Additional race registration forms can be picked up at area Schlotzsky's® Deli locations, as well as both the downtown and north Austin RunTex stores. Participants can also visit www.bunrun.com to register. Registration forms contain information regarding parking and entry fees.
Last year's Bun Run set a record for runners, as almost 7,000 participants helped net over $65,000 for the Austin Sunshine Camps.
"Schlotzsky's is delighted to see this event grow year after year,'' said John C. Wooley, president and CEO of Schlotzsky's Inc. (Nasdaq:BUNZ). "It's great to see the significant impact we can make in the lives of the deserving children who benefit from the enthusiastic turnout for this fun event.''