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.   

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.

Bacon 5K Challenge will make your pork-loving dreams come true. Following the run (which starts and ends at Coca-Cola Park), guests are treated with bacon, eggs, breakfast, fresh fruit, and orange juices. They have to eat half a pound of bacon before running another 2.5 kilometers (that’s about 9 to 10 slices of bacon).Eating the bacon sliced may take longer for the participants than if its eaten minced. Candidates are hence, allowed to use the meat grinder at the starting poll before they commence with the challenge. Adding to the prizes, we’ve collaborated with best kitchen buy to give away their top reviewed electric meat grinder in this meat grinder review post. Immediately following the race, unwind with 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. 

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.

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Directions

COCA-COLA PARK (1050 IRONPIGS WAY, ALLENTOWN, PA, 18109)

FROM PHILADELPHIA AND POINTS SOUTH: 

Take I-476 N to Exit 56 Lehigh Valley. Take U.S. 22 E to Exit for Airport Road South. Keep Right on the exit ramp and merge onto Airport Road heading south. Make a Right on American Parkway (at intersection with light). Make a Left into Coca-Cola Park complex.

FROM NEW YORK CITY AND POINTS NORTH: 

Take US-19 S/US-1 & 9 S. Take I-78 W. Merge onto PA-33 N via Exit 71 toward US-22 Stroudsburg. Take U.S. 22 W to Exit for Airport Road South. Merge Right off exit ramp onto Airport Road South. Make a Right on American Parkway (at intersection with light). Make a Left into Coca-Cola Park complex.

FROM READING AND POINTS WEST: 

Take US-222 N toward Allentown. Take PA-100 ramp toward Fogelsville/Trexletown. Turn Left onto PA-100 N. Merge onto I-78 E / US-22 E toward Allentown. Keep Right to take US-22 E Exit 51. Take U.S. 22 E to Exit for Airport Road South. Keep Right on the exit ramp and merge onto Airport Road heading south. Make a Right on American Parkway (at intersection with light). Make a Left into Coca-Cola Park complex.

FROM PHILLIPSBURG AND POINTS EAST: 

Take US-22 W (Portions toll) (Crossing into Pennsylvania) to Exit for Airport Road South. Merge Right off exit ramp onto Airport Road South. Make a Right on American Parkway (at intersection with light). Make a Left into Coca-Cola Park complex.

Contact

To request more information on the Bacon 5K Challenge, please fill out the form below and a representative will be in touch within two business days. For immediate assistance, please call (610) 841-7447.