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).Bacon’s quality is maintained by running it through the grinder due to this; it adds extra flavor and fat in the bacon and making it crispy & mouth-watering. 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.