October 1 2015
How do you prepare for a race where food is the main attraction?
These wacky, snack-filled races will make you blissfully forget everything you know about smart fueling.
Slice of Heaven
The New York City Pizza Run provides thin crust lovers a unique way to pay tribute. Runners take on a 2.25-mile run complete with three stations, where runners must eat an entire slice. Stuffed winners receive gift certificates to eateries around the city, though being named Pizza Champion is definitely a sufficient award.
Where: New York, NY
Achin’ for Bacon
For those who are firm believers that everything is better with bacon, the Race for the Bacon 5K will leave you more than satisfied. Not only is there a bacon aid station located halfway through the course and a Bacon Bash at the finish with bacon-themed treats to sample, but runners also receive a box of the smoked pork treat upon crossing the line. The 5K takes place in a town founded by meat-packing mogul Patrick Cudahy, whose company is famous for its strips.
Where: Cudahy, WI