Grupo Bimbo announced the second annual Global Energy Race, which will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2016 in 37 cities around the world, including Orlando. The race offer a 10K run option, certified by USA Track and Field, as well as a 3K family fun run/walk.
The race, started in 2015, was originally held in 22 cities, from Beijing to Long Beach, California. In 2016, therace adds 15 additional locations, for a total of 37 races to be held globally – 4 being held in the US including two new host cities in AZ and FL
· Long Beach, CA (Mariana Green Park 386 E. Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802)
· Philadelphia, PA (Penn’s Landing 101 S Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106)
· Phoenix, AZ (Scottsdale Sports Complex 8081 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255)
The 2016 race will also be a Guinness World Records attempt: The most number of cities participating in thesame race on the same day.
For each kilometer completed by each participant, Bimbo Bakeries USA will donate two slices of bread to a local Feeding America food bank – one loaf of bread per completed 10K. (Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is the participating charitable partner in Orlando). First place male and female winners of the10K race in each participating city will receive an all‐expenses paid trip to run in any 2017 Global Energy Race participant city.
All participants will receive a Global Energy Kappa t‐shirt, sling bag and towel. The 10K runners will receive acustom finishers medal upon completion while the 3K participants will receive a customer finishers pin upon completion. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each city.
Starting with the 2016 race, both the t‐shirts and medals will be part of a collectable series. This year, the image is from Beijing and each subsequent year the items will feature different symbols of inspiration, persistence and global nature.
“We believe the food industry plays an important role in educating the general public about healthy choicesand positively impacting lifestyles, especially for future generations,” said Ron Whitehouse, Senior Director of Sales at Bimbo Bakeries USA. “The pursuit of health and well‐being is no longer a trend – it has become a social imperative around the world. Small actions such as walking or running can really improve our overallquality of life.”
Grupo Bimbo promotes a healthy lifestyle obtained through a balanced diet, smart eating habits and the daily practice of physical activity. The Global Energy Race emphasizes the importance of
“energy balance" among communities – meaning the energy obtained from food should be equal to the energy used or spent from moving or exercising.
For more information or to register, visit www.globalenergyrace.com