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Bacon 5K Challenge Set for Saturday, Sept. 17

3rd Annual Bacon 5K Challenge, Presented by Toyota, Set for 9 a.m. at Coca-Cola Park
July 19, 2016


The 3rd 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 celebratory piece of chocolate-covered bacon at the race's conclusion -- will make its return to Coca-Cola Park on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 9 a.m. Nearly 1,000 runners (and eaters) have completed the challenge during the two-year history of this event. This year's race is just $39 per registrant - a $6 savings off the 2015 price.   

"By moving the race from a Friday evening to a Saturday morning, we trust that bacon aficionados from near and far are able to join us for the most unique 5K race in America,'" exclaimed IronPigs President & General Manager Kurt Landes. "Bacon, USA is the perfect backdrop for this bacon-consuming spectacle."

The Bacon 5K Challenge, presented by Toyota, is on Saturday, Sept. 17 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 5K history - 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, take home a complimentary piece of chocolate-covered bacon as a post-race snack.

Sign-up for the Bacon 5K Challenge, presented by Toyota, today for just $39 (a $6 savings off last year's race price) 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-game chocolate-covered bacon snack. 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. 19 to guarantee your Bacon 5K Dri-Tech t-shirt. Registration will end on Friday, Sept. 16. Race packet pick-up is available at Coca-Cola Park beginning on Mon., Sept. 12 through Wed., Sept. 14 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 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. The club's bacon-themed uniform can be viewed at

Single-game tickets and group tickets for all 2016 IronPigs home games presented by Capital BlueCross, are on sale now and can be purchased at the Coca-Cola Park Ticket Office, online at or by calling (610) 841-PIGS (7447).

The 2016 IronPigs season is presented by Capital BlueCross.