Panera Bread, Turning Point set to host 8th annual Baguette Run

Baguette RunThe eighth annual Baguette Run – A First Step Against Domestic Violence – is being held June 20, 2015 and will begin at the Panera Bread café on State Route 95, Marion, at 8:00 am.  The event is to raise funds for victims of domestic violence and their families.  All money raised during this event will be exclusively donated to Turning Point.

Panera and Covelli Enterprises representatives will be presenting a check for $1,500 to Turning Point; this money is received from the collection canisters located at the Marion café all year along with a two-week fundraising event during the Grand Opening of the Sunbury café.

Participants are invited to walk or run the course which will go through the University Heights area south of Panera Bread.  The entry fee for the run/walk is $25 and those who register by June 5th will receive an official race t-shirt. Participants can enter online at or may pick up a race form at the Marion Panera or Turning Point. Participants will also enjoy post-race refreshments provided by Panera Bread and a chance to win great door prizes. An obstacle course for kids 12 and under will provide fun for younger race fans.

Panera Bread and Turning Point are also seeking sponsors for the event. Area businesses, groups, or individuals may sponsor at the Bagel Level ($100) which provides one day of stay for a family in shelter or the Scone Level ($50) which provides food and supplies for shelter residents for one day. Bagel and Scone Level sponsors will be recognized at the event.

For further information or to become a sponsor, contact Amy Cooperider at Turning Point – 740/382-8988 or

Turning Point is the local domestic violence program for Crawford, Delaware, Marion, Morrow, Union and Wyandot counties. Turning Point offers a 24-hour hotline for victims of domestic violence.  If you or someone you know needs help or if you would like more information, call (800) 232-6505 or (740) 382-8988.

More information can be found online at and they are on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Turning Point is a non-profit agency.  Funding comes for a variety of sources including the United Way and the Delaware/Morrow Mental Health and Recovery Services Board.

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