Run Your Buns Off race set for Sept. 2


August 14, 2017
BRISTOL — When is the last time you ran your buns off? Well, this Labor Day weekend you can. Come and see what the locals and vacationers have been talking about for the last seven years.

On Saturday, Sept. 2, at 9 a.m., runners and walkers will leave from Basic Ingredients Bakery located on Route 3A in Bristol to "run their buns off" for a 4.2-mile professionally timed run/walk. The reward for the hard work is a homemade sticky bun waiting for you at the finish line.

Hosted by the Newfound Area Charitable Fund, the Run Your Buns Off race committee is excited to announce that two charitable organizations were selected, through an application process by the NACF board, as this year's beneficiaries. The Tapply Thompson Community Center (TTCC) located in Bristol has been serving thousands of area youth since 1946 with year-round after school, summer and sports programming. The TTCC's Teen Council is raising funds for a gymnasium renovation project and they want to be sure they reach their goal so it can be ready for decades of future use. The second beneficiary is the Day Away program, which also serves the Newfound region by providing respite for caregivers of eligible individuals through a social day care program. "This year we are honored and excited to be able to assist both the young and the not-so-young in our communities through our beneficiary selections," says Garlyn Manganiello, NACF Vice-President and co-founder of the race.

"The NACF Board is dedicated to assisting local charitable groups and causes, which promote wellness, fitness and health education, as well as activities in the Newfound region," says Audrey Goudie, NACF President. "Each year we select one or more local charities which exemplify these goals as the race's beneficiary."

Goudie continues, "Since the first Run Your Buns Off road race in 2010, we have given back over $51,000 to worthy causes and programs in our community and that makes us very proud."

Individual runners, walkers and teams of all ages are encouraged to participate. The top three male and female runners, as well as the fastest team will be awarded prizes and everyone has a chance to win at the huge raffle filled with goodies, including a paddleboard, donated by local businesses and beyond. Basic Ingredients bakery and gift shop items are for sale throughout the day.

Why not do your part to help support two great local causes all the while indulging in a delicious treat, having fun with family and friends and getting yourself some exercise on Labor Day weekend? The cost is $22 per runner/walker, until day of race when the price is $25. You can register for the Run Your Buns Off 4.2-miler online today at www.lightboxreg.com/buns_2017.

For more information on becoming a sponsor or for registration questions, please e-mail runyourbunsoff@gmail.com and you can always stop by Basic Ingredients bakery and register in person.

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