Share the ROAD’s 5k, Sponsored by Street Toyota, Deemed a Success

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Share the ROAD’s first annual 5k was pronounced a success after community support was shown.

The race was very successful due to the help of Street Toyota and awareness was raised due to the promotion of Share the ROAD.

Street Toyota sponsored Share the ROAD’s first annual 5k run on September 17, 2011. The event gave way for approximately 125 runners to participate- doubling their expectations. The participants ranged from ages 7 to 70 years old.

The event was hosted around the Oliver Eakle neighborhood, where brick roads are located and many historical homes surround the area. Amarillo College also lent their campus for the environment of the run and a one-mile walk was hosted at Memorial Park.

Street Toyota placed multiple Toyota Scions around the area, one including the 2012 TC release series 7.0. Also, the Lone Star Runners Club brought their employees to help with timing and other race logistics to insure a professionally organized run.

Samantha Collum Street Toyota Interactive Marketing Manager and Share the ROAD Marketing Director, was elated to see such a good turn out.
    “I love that my two passions came together for a great cause. The race was very successful due to the help of Street Toyota and awareness was raised due to the promotion of Share the ROAD,” said Collum.

Plans are already being made for the next annual Share the ROAD 5k in 2012.

Street Toyota in Amarillo, Texas was established in 1982. A new 58,000 square foot facility on 9 acres is now open at 45th and Soncy. This is a state of the art facility and the customer's comfort has been emphasized from the ample parking right down to the gourmet coffee. Street Toyota is the first dealer in west Texas to become Signature Certified.

Street Toyota has been a valuable corporate citizen in the Panhandle area. They provide support to area nonprofit organizations such as United Way, Better Business Bureau, Amarillo Adult Literacy, Harrington Cancer Center, Meals on Wheels, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Amarillo Symphony, Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo Little Theater, Lone Star Ballet, Discovery Center, Globe News Center for the Performing Arts, CACHA (Hispanic Chamber of Commerce) and many other organizations.

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