IronPigs 5K challenges runners to eat half-pound of bacon at midway point

IronPigs 5K challenges runners to eat half-pound of bacon at midway point
June 10, 2014, 2:09 pm
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Two things that are all the rage these days: running and bacon. Now, at long last, you can enjoy them simultaneously thanks to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

The Philadelphia Phillies’ Triple-A affiliate announced they will hold the first ever Bacon 5K Challenge—part race, part eating contest. Unlike a traditional 5K, entrants will not be timed merely based on how fast they can complete the distance, but how quickly they can consume a bunch of greasy bacon as well.

The details, via the team web site (h/t CBS Philly):

The Bacon 5K Challenge is on Friday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. and will start and end at Coca-Cola Park while also introducing the greatest caveat in 5K history - a midway point pit stop to complete the half-pound bacon challenge! After devouring the heaping of mouth-watering bacon, the hardest part of the race awaits as challengers run the final 2.5 kilometers back to Coca-Cola Park to complete the Bacon 5K Challenge. Immediately following the evening race, celebrate and unwind with your friends and family at Coca-Cola Park's post-race party (until 9 p.m.) featuring live entertainment, bacon-related food offerings and beverages for purchase.

I’m all about stuffing my face with a half-pound of bacon—who isn’t?—but I’m not so sure about running. Not because of the bacon, just in general.

There’s a $45 entrance fee, which includes a T-shirt and some refreshments. And, of course, all that bacon.

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