Austin's Newest Race Features 5k and 10k and Is Family and Dog-Friendly

Silicon Labs Sunshine Run, Sunday April 27th, Palmer Events Center

Break out your running shoes and join Austin's fantastic running community at the city's newest race, the Silicon Labs Sunshine Run, on Sunday April 27th. The race is coordinated by the Austin's Young Men's Business League, a non-profit which supports the Austin Sunshine Camps, a local charity which provides free summer camp and afterschool programs to at-risk youth.

Until this year, Austin's Young Men's Business League had teamed up with the restaurant Schlotzsky's to host the annual Bun Run, a staple in the Austin racing community for 31 years. While Schlotzsky's has moved the Bun Run to another date and has changed the beneficiary, the Young Men's Business League will continue the spring run tradition supporting the Austin Sunshine Camps and providing a fun event for the community.

The new name for the race is the Silicon Labs Sunshine Run and it remains on one of the fastest 10k courses in downtown Austin for all the runners looking to bump up their times!

Some of Austin's most innovative and civic-minded organizations have offered their support, including the title sponsor, Silicon Labs. [Quote from someone at Silicon Labs] "It's an honor to support two wonderful organizations and to help keep the race that we've grown up with here for XX more years," said Soandso Smith.

WHEN: Sunday, April 27th, 2014

RACE TIMES: 5:30 am Packet Pick-Up & Race Day Registration
7:00 am Race Expo Kicks Off
7:00 am 10K Start
7:45 am Kid's K Start
8:30 am 5K Start

LOCATION: Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704

For tickets and more information, go to http://austinsunshinerun.com/.

Like Sunshine Run on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AustinSunshineRun. Follow the Silicon Labs Sunshine Run on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ATXSunshineRun and use #Sunshinerun.

Media Contacts

Lance Parisher / lanceparisher@gmail.com / 832-492-8836
Kyle Rhodes / krhodes586@gmail.com / 512.593.9095

About Young Men's Business League of Austin

Founded in 1913, the Young Men's Business League (YMBL) is one of the oldest and most respected social service organizations in Austin. For 100 years, the YMBL has built today's young professionals into tomorrow's leaders by creating connections, fostering leadership development and serving the Austin Sunshine Camps.

With more than 240 active members and a growing alumni base, the YMBL facilitates the most established network of young businessmen in Austin, providing a platform for members to create connections through a variety of social and service opportunities, cultivating life-long personal and professional relationships.

Founded in 1928, YMBL's major philanthropic endeavor in time and money is the Austin Sunshine Camp (ASC). ASC serves more than 800 low-income, high potential children every summer and many more through year-round leadership and mentoring programs. The mission of the ASC is to create a better future and stronger community through mentoring, education, and personal development of our low-income youth. www.austinymbl.org


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