Panera Bread announces the return of its Southwest Ohio Panerathons in Cincinnati and Dayton. Both events include a 5K walk/run and a Panera Kids™ Fun Run; a quarter-mile course that is free for children 12 and younger.

The fourth annual Cincinnati Panerathon 5K will be held on Saturday, September 10. The race will take place across the street from the Union Center Panera Bread located at 9444 Civic Center Boulevard in West Chester. The 5K walk/run will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the Panera Kids™ Fun Run starting just beforehand at 8:30 a.m.

The fifth annual Dayton Panerathon 5K will be held the day after the Cincinnati race, on Sunday, September 11. The 5K will take place at Centerville High School located at 500 East Franklin Street. The 5K walk/run through the neighborhoods near the high school will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the Panera Kids™ Fun Run preceding it at 9:30 a.m.

Participants will receive an event t-shirt and a Panera race bag. The top three finishers, both male and female, as well as to the top three finishers in each age group will be awarded medals.

"The Panerathon is part of Panera Bread's commitment to giving back and making a difference in the Southwest Ohio community, and this year is no different," said Jeff Rains, CEO, Breads of the World LLC for Panera Bread.

Day-of registration is $25. Pre-registration for individuals is $20, and $15 per person for teams of 10 or more. For more information or to register for the Cincinnati or Dayton Panerathon 5K, visit

Breads of the World, LLC, Panera Bread's local franchisee, operates 29 bakery-cafes in the Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Dayton–metro areas. With its identity rooted in handcrafted, fresh baked, artisan bread, Panera Bread is committed to providing great tasting, quality meals that people can trust. At the close of each day, Panera Bread bakery-cafes donate bread and baked goods to community organizations serving those in need. With the new My Panera loyalty program, customers are surprised and delighted in a unique and special way all year long. For more information on the franchise, including bakery-cafe locations, visit