Friday, 06 August 2010 00:00
Panera Bread, with local restaurants in Hicksville, Farmingdale, Carle Place and East Meadow, has signed on once again to be a major sponsor of the 3rd annual edition of the Blazing Trails 4 Autism 4-Mile Run/Walk. The event will be held on Sunday morning, Oct. 24 at the Great Neck South High School/Middle School campus, and every runner, walker and supporter of those families who are dealing with autism is cordially invited to be a part of it.
The Greater Long Island Running Club will manage the Run, with veteran GLIRC Race Director Robyn Schneider in charge once again.
Every entrant in the Run/Walk will receive one of the snazzy commemorative hooded sweatshirts that by themselves are worth the entry fee. The array of door prizes that will be given away after the Run/Walk is, if anything, even more exciting than in 2009, and will once again feature a Cannondale Road Bike valued at more than $1,000 courtesy of Brickwell Cycling/Multisports.
“Panera Bread has been an enthusiastic sponsor of the event from the outset and not only provides tasty and nutritional bakery items, but is well known for its efforts to give back to the local community. Panera is a wonderful corporate citizen, and we sincerely thank them,” said Schneider.
Remember – in addition to being an outstanding event with all the amenities, the proceeds of the Run/Walk are dedicated to the Eden II and the Genesis Foundation, which support children and adults with autism through specialized programs designed to help them achieve the highest possible quality of living throughout their lives.
Online registration is open at glirc.org and hard copy entry forms are available. Call Linda at the Greater Long Island Running Club at 349-7646.