Schlotzsky’s Awards $1,000 to Winner of 2011 Bun Run T-Shirt Design Contest

Mike Hathaway of Arlington, Texas Earns Spot on Thousands of T-Shirts for 5k Charity Event Benefiting Austin’s Young Men’s Business League Sunshine Camps 

AUSTIN, Texas – (April 15, 2011) Austin’s very own Schlotzsky’s, home of The Original® round toasted sandwich and famous Fresh-from-Scratch® buns, today announced it has named Mike Hathaway of Arlington, Texas as the winner of its T-shirt design contest for the 29th Annual Bun Run®, the longest-running 5k in Austin’s history. Hathaway will receive a $1,000 check on Sunday, May 1 prior to the start of the race for YMBL’s Sunshine Camps charity.

“Mike is a talented individual and the public clearly loved his work by voting on his design as the winner of our contest,” said Kelly Roddy, president of Schlotzsky’s. “His design is colorful, original, creative and most importantly, best reflects the Schlotzsky’s brand. We appreciate the effort he put forth and look forward to seeing the official print on T-shirts on race day.”

The 12” x 12” colorful design is symbolic of The Original® round toasted sandwich, as it is shaped in a circle with the city of Austin animatedly drawn in the background, along with the Schlotzsky’s Bobby Bun logo dressed in a sweatsuit as it jogs down a city street into the forefront of the picture. Both “Schlotzsky’s” and the “Bun Run 2011” are captured in the outer portion of the circle surrounding the drawing.

“I was extremely excited to hear I had won the Schlotzsky’s T-shirt design contest,” said Hathaway, who also owns his own business, LMHDesigns. “This is the first time I have ever entered something like this. Well, anything with this big of a payoff! I am proud of my design and thankful to have been chosen.”

Hosting more than 5,000 runners, walkers and joggers, as well as a few four-legged friends, Schlotzsky’s Annual Bun Run began in 1982, with the company’s goal to become move involved in the Austin community. Schlotzsky’s since then has partnered with the Young Men’s Business League (YMBL), raising an average of $50,000 throughout the years with all proceeds benefiting the Austin YMBL Sunshine Camps, a program for at-risk and disadvantaged youths.

“The Young Men’s Business League is a wonderful group of individuals who come together to put on a great 5k race that benefits our youth,” added Roddy. “We couldn’t be more pleased to raise money for the Sunshine Camps.”

The 29th Annual Schlotzsky’s Bun Run will take place Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. CT atSouth First Street inAustin, nearAuditoriumShores. Additional events during the Schlotzsky’s Bun Run include the race day expo and the Lil’ Bun Run 1k that starts at 7:45 a.m. As an added treat, Schlotzsky’s will stay true to its fun, quirky and unique roots offering a bounce house and face painting for the kids, drinks and snacks for attendees and lots of fun giveaways.

For complete details about the Schlotzsky’s 29th Annual Bun Run and T-shirt contest, please visit www.bunrun.com.


Schlotzsky’s Kicks Off 29th Annual Bun Run® Registration with T-Shirt Design Contest

5k Charity Event for Austin’s YMBL Sunshine Camps, T-shirt Design Winner Will Receive $1,000

AUSTIN, Texas – (March 14, 2011) Austin’s very own Schlotzsky’s, home of The Original® round toasted sandwich and famous Fresh-from-Scratch® buns, has announced its 29th Annual Bun Run®, scheduled for Sunday, May 1. The longest-running 5k in Austin’s history will get a fun jump-start with a T-shirt design contest that will reward one lucky winner with a $1,000 check.

Through March 24, 2011, Schlotzsky’s will accept designs for the Schlotzsky’s 2011 Bun Run T-shirt. Judges will then select five T-shirt designs based on the most creative, and which best reflect the Schlotzsky’s brand, to showcase online at www.bunrun.com from March 28 to April 10, 2011. The winning artist with the most public votes will receive $1,000 and recognition on the day of the race, as well as have thousands of race participants and volunteers sporting his or her design on their official, long-sleeve Bun Run T-shirt.

“We couldn’t think of a better way to further engage the Austin community by giving individuals a chance to show off their creative side and be recognized for it,” said Kelly Roddy, president of Schlotzsky’s.  “We look forward to announcing the T-shirt design winner as well as seeing many new and familiar faces race day.”

Hosting more than 5,000 runners, walkers and joggers, as well as a few four-legged friends, Schlotzsky’s Annual Bun Run began in 1982, with the goal to become more involved in the Austin community. Through a partnership with the Young Men’s Business League (YMBL), the race has raised an average of $50,000 throughout the years with all proceeds benefiting the Austin YMBL Sunshine Camps, a program for at-risk and disadvantaged youths.

“The Young Men’s Business League is a wonderful group of individuals who come together to put on a great 5k race that benefits our youth,” added Roddy. “We couldn’t be more pleased to raise proceeds for the Sunshine Camps.”

The 29th Annual Schlotzsky’s Bun Run will take place Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. CT at South First Street in Austin, near Auditorium Shores. Additional events during the Schlotzsky’s Bun Run include the race day expo and the Lil’ Bun Run 1k that starts at 7:30 a.m. As an added treat, Schlotzsky’s will stay true to its fun, quirky and unique roots by setting up stations along the race route known as “The Taste of Schlotzsky’s.” The first station will host the brand’s made-from-scratch bread, and the other will feature Schlotzsky’s mouth-watering samples of Cinnabon® Classic Rolls.

For complete details about the Schlotzsky’s 29th Annual Bun Run and T-shirt contest, please visit www.bunrun.com.


Register Now for the 28th Annual Schlotzsky’s® Bun Run® Benefitting Austin YMBL Sunshine Camps

Austin, Texas (March 12, 2010) – Are you ready to run your buns off? Registration is open for one of the most popular races in the Austin area, not to mention the longest-running at 28 years and counting!

Scheduled for Sunday, May 2 at 7:30 a.m. at South First Street near Auditorium Shores, the 2010 Bun Run hosts an average of 5,000 competitive runners, casual joggers, and walkers, not to mention numerous four-legged friends and onlookers of all ages. The race is organized by the Young Men’s Business League (YMBL), and all proceeds benefit Austin YMBL Sunshine Camps, YMBL’s program for at-risk and disadvantaged youth.  Austin YMBL Sunshine Camps’ adventure and scholarship programs send kids to camp and teach leadership, team-building and trust, with the ultimate goal of eliminating the high school dropout rate and increasing college participation.  The Bun Run raises an average of $50,000 annually for the camps.

Additional events during this year’s Bun Run include the pre-race expo from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 1 and the Lil’ Bun Run 1K on the same date at 1 p.m., both at Auditorium Shores.

For complete details and to register for the 2010 Bun Run, visit www.bunrun.com.