12th Annual Brenner Children’s Classic Run will be held on Sept. 6

August 4, 2008

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The 12th Annual Brenner Children’s Classic Run, to benefit Brenner Children’s Hospital, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Reynolda Business Center. The LeBleu Open 5K begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Reynolda Business Center and follows a USA Track and Field-certified course through historic Graylyn Estates and Reynolda Gardens. The Toys R Us Fun Run is a one-mile run for children of all ages. The boy and girl winner, ages 13 or younger, will receive a 26” all-terrain bike. The fun run begins at 8 a.m. in the Reynolda Business Center parking lot. Cost is $16 for the 5K if registered by Sept. 2 and $10 for the fun run if registered by Sept. 6.

The CommScope 5K Challenge offers a $2,000 prize to the American male and female runner breaking the current North Carolina State 5K record. The Womble Carlyle School Challenge offers $4,000 in cash prizes to local schools that collect the most cash in donations and registration fees for the event. The grand prize of $1,500 goes to the school registering and collecting the most money for Brenner Children’s Hospital.

After the 5K race there will be a picnic lunch and awards presentation. Food for the picnic will be sponsored by Chick-fil-A, Papa John’s, Panera Bread, Krispy Kreme, Pet Dairy, and Subway. For more information or to register, go to www.bccrun.org.

Brenner Children’s Hospital is part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Media Contact: Rae Bush (336) 716-6878, rbush@wfubmc.edu; Bonnie Davis, (336) 716-4977, bdavis@wfubmc.edu; Shannon Koontz (336) 716-2415, shkoontz@wfubmc.edu.

About Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Brenner Children’s Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine and Piedmont Triad Research Park. The system comprises 1,154 acute care, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and has been ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report since 1993. Wake Forest Baptist is ranked 32nd in the nation by America’s Top Doctors for the number of its doctors considered best by their peers. The institution ranks in the top third in funding by the National Institutes of Health and 4th in the Southeastern United States in revenues from its licensed intellectual property.

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