2017 Bacon 5K Challenge Returns Sept. 16

Registration Is Now Underway

By Lehigh Valley IronPigs | July 20, 2017 3:35 PM ET

The 4th annual Bacon 5K Challenge, presented by Toyota -- which includes a half-pound bacon-eating challenge at the race's halfway point as well as a complimentary bacon & eggs breakfast at the race's conclusion -- will make its return to Coca-Cola Park on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 9 a.m. Over 1,000 runners (and eaters) have completed the challenge during the three-year history of this event. This year's Bacon 5K Challenge, presented by Toyota is proudly serving Hatfield Quality Bacon while the price remains just $39 per registrant.

Click here to register for the Bacon 5K Challenge online. 

"The half-pound bacon challenge coupled with the opportunity to finish the race on-field at Coca-Cola Park makes this truly one of the most unique 5K races in America,'" said IronPigs President & General Manager Kurt Landes. "Bacon, USA is the perfect setting for this one-of-a-kind event."

The Bacon 5K Challenge, presented by Toyota, is on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 9 a.m. and will start and end at Coca-Cola Park while, of course, including the most popular and unique eating element in the history of a 5K race - a midway point pit stop to complete the half-pound bacon challenge! After devouring the large serving of crispy, mouth-watering bacon, the hardest part of the race awaits as challengers run the final 2.5 kilometers back to Coca-Cola Park to finish the Bacon 5K Challenge. Immediately following the race, unwind with a bacon & eggs breakfast buffet that also includes juice and fresh fruit selections. Fans not participating in the race but wishing to partake in the post-race breakfast buffet may do so for $10 per person.

Sign-up for the Bacon 5K Challenge, presented by Toyota, today for just $39 and receive a commemorative Bacon 5K Dri-Tech t-shirt, race time results, a half-pound of bacon at the halfway point and a post-race bacon & eggs breakfast buffet. For participants not wishing to participate in the bacon challenge portion, entry is just $34 and includes all of the other race day offerings, except the half-pound of bacon during the race.

There will also be prizes for overall male and female winners who successfully complete the Bacon Challenge. Sign-up by Friday, Aug. 18 to guarantee your Bacon 5K Dri-Tech t-shirt. Registration will end on Friday, Sept. 15. Race packet pick-up is available at Coca-Cola Park beginning on Mon., Sept. 11 through Wed., Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Coca-Cola Park ticket office.

To register for the Bacon 5K Challenge presented by Toyota, visit www.bacon5kchallenge.com, call (610) 841-PIGS (7447) or visit the Coca-Cola Park ticket office during normal business hours (Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). The total number of participants will be limited and interested parties are encouraged to sign-up today to guarantee a Dri-Tech t-shirt as well as a spot in the race.

Following the club's successful "Smell the Change" rebrand in 2014 that included the introduction of a bacon strip on-field cap among other various bacon-related elements, the IronPigs have doubled-down on bacon, adding a "Bacon, USA" theme to the game day experience at Coca-Cola Park. The bacon cap is the top-selling lid in the Minors since its viral debut. To view the club's bacon-themed merchandise, click here.

Single-game tickets and group tickets for all 2017 IronPigs home games presented by Capital BlueCross, are on sale now and can be purchased at the Coca-Cola Park Ticket Office, online at www.ironpigsbaseball.com/tickets or by calling (610) 841-PIGS (7447).

The 2017 IronPigs season is presented by Capital BlueCross.


This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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