This giveaway is now closed! Congratulations to #37 Billie Fetz who said “liked panera on fb!”. Please check your inbox and respond within 48 hours to receive your gift card and 2 free registrations to the Panera 5K. Thank you to everyone who entered!
Are you ready for the Panerathon Challenge? Do you love to run/walk a 5K? Do you also love to help others? If your answers are yes, the Panerathon 5K is for you. Panera Bread’s 5th annual 5K to Fight Hunger is Sunday September 23rd, 2012 at 9:00 am at the Deerfield Towne Center Panera Bread at 5095 Deerfield Boulevard in Mason. The 5K walk/run starts at 9:00 a.m., and for the kids, an eighth-mile Kohl’s Cares® Kids Fun Run begins at approximately 10:00 a.m. All proceeds benefit Shared Harvest Foodbank, in partnership with Mason Food Pantry.
This is a fantastic event that raised $3,500 for Children’s Hunger Alliance last year. This year they hope to increase attendance and nearly triple the money raised to fight hunger.
“Everyone knows someone – family, friends, neighbors – who have been affected by this struggling economy,” said Tina Osso, Executive Director of Shared Harvest Foodbank. “Every dollar raised at the 2012 Cincinnati Panerathon will help Shared Harvest Foodbank and the Mason Food Pantry provide meals for needy families right here at home, while also providing a fun-filled, family-friendly event for local residents. It just doesn’t get much better than that!”
Race participants will get an event t-shirt, goody bag and timing chip. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers. Bring your family because both participants and their families can visit the post-race expo area for entertainment by Q102, prizes and free bagels, pastries and sandwiches from Panera Bread.
To register for the Panerathon 5K, visit www.Panerathon.com. Registration is $25 before the day of the race and $30 on the day of the race. Check the website for details on youth, senior and military discounts as well as the fee for teams.Are you ready to sign up? This is a perfect 5K for beginners and families.
While you are training, make sure you enter our contest for a $25 gift card to Panera Bread AND two free registrations to the Panerathon 5K!
You have three ways to enter:
Entry #1: “Like” Panera Bread on Facebook and leave us a comment to tell us you did so
Entry #2: Share this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter and leave a comment that you did so
Entry #3: Share your favorite race preparation tip or race week recipe (we’ll be sharing some during the week on Facebook)
Make sure you leave your email address in your comment so we can contact you. You must be 18 years of age to enter. The contest closes Monday September 17, 2012 at 1:00pm. The winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. The winner will be chosen using www.random.org.
Good luck and happy training!
When not blogging for Family Friendly Cincinnati, you can find Michelle writing at her personal blog, I’m Living the Good Life.
Disclosure: I received a $25 Panera Bread gift card for writing this contest. Rest assured all opinions are 100% my own!