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Mark Kreditor, Bob Weinfeld and Bagel Man Photo credit: Robert Bostick
It’s time to celebrate mom while getting the whole family moving. The 31st Annual Bagel Run, hosted on Mother’s Day 2017, promises to be a must-attend event for the entire family. The race has three options: Kids K, 5K and 10K, and runners of all levels and ages are encouraged to participate. The race concludes with a host of activities including a bounce house, DJ, and stretching and yoga demonstrations led by fitness experts. All runners will also get to enjoy a delicious bagel buffet, and there will be fresh flowers for all the moms in attendance. The Bagel Run will be held on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at The J, 7900 Northaven Road in Dallas beginning with registration at 7:30 a.m.  
 
Advance registration is $25 for individuals and $55 for families. Day-of registration is $30 for individuals and $65 for families. And new this year is Team Racing, families, co-workers, and friends can all run under the same team for only $180 for 10 or fewer runners. Kids ages four through 13 are just $8 for any race. Registration is available online and packet pick up is available on Thursday, May 11 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and Friday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The J, 7900 Northaven Road, as well as race day at the event. Awards will be presented in several different age categories. All children participating in the Kids K will also receive a medal.
 
“The Bagel Run has been a Mother’s Day tradition here in North Texas for 31 years,” said Artie Allen,  The J’s CEO “We’re proud that families can do something healthy and active together while also celebrating mom.”

This year, The J is partnering with Genesis Women's Shelter of Dallas and donating items in support of their meaningful cause. The Summer Camp Supply Drive will assist kids at the shelter. Attendees are asked to bring items including sunscreen, chapstick with sunscreen, boys/girls sunglasses, flip flops (adult and child sizes), arm floaties, kid-friendly healthy snacks and drinks, summer toys/activities or arts and craft supplies.
 
Runners and walkers should be adequately prepared for participation in the Bagel Run. Appropriate training and medical review should be completed prior to participating. Several training guides are available and provide recommendations for training.

Sponsors for the 2017 Bagel Run include: Platinum – Cindi’s Restaurant Corporation and Reliable Plant Maintenance, Inc. (RPM); Gold – The Julie & Mike Weinberg Family, Mark & Carol Kreditor, Virginia Cook Realtors, Kahn Mechanical, Key-Whitman Eye Center, Zev Shulkin, PSW, Whole Foods, The Leftin Girls Foundation, and Genecov Orthodontics; Silver – Sue, Pryor & Peyton Blackwell, Carol &  Steve Aaron, Bobby Gibbs, First Citizen Bank, The Family of Lisa & David Genecov, The Legacy Senior Communities, Cathy & Joel Brook/Dallas Podiatry Works, Hodges Capital, The Ochstein Family, Wickman Agency of All State, Ellen, Josh, Sloan & Samantha Ungerman, The Baum Family Loves to Run!!; and Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC; and Bronze – Marilyn & Donald H Schaffer, Reagan ChiroSport Center; Robert & Liz Liener, Laurie & David Judson; Barbi, Scott, Kacey, Ella, & Olivia Cohen, Neil Beckerman, Gary Bradshaw, The Gents Place, Debra Goldstein Phares Family, Monte & Bonnie Hurst Family, Celia & Larry Schoenbrun, Ashton Podiatry, and Melissa Rubenstein, MD. Special recognition sponsors include: Baylor, Scott & White Health, Texas Jewish Post, and The Lieberman Family Wellness Center.

About The Jewish Community Center
The Jewish Community Center of Dallas (The J), is the heart of the Jewish community. The J provides social, recreational, educational and cultural programs and services to all age groups from toddlers to senior adults. Within its walls, the Jewish community gathers together to meet, play, learn, celebrate and remember what connects each of us as Jews. Everyone, regardless of age or religious affiliation, is welcome. For more information, visit www.jccdallas.org or call (214) 739-2737.
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