Running and bacon don’t usually coincide but an upcoming bacon-themed 5K proves to be the exception.
According to NBC Chicago, the Bacon Chase is a national, untimed racing event coming to Chicago in June. In short, it’s an event about bacon with a side of exercise.
"We, like many Americans, also love bacon, and saw our love of bacon as an opportunity to celebrate America's favorite snack in an active way," said Tiffany Hudson, an event director for the race.
Participants will find bacon at every water station along the route, as well as at the finish line. A post-race party will be stocked with even more bacon. Participants will also receive a Bacon Chase t-shirt, a bacon-scented bib to wear while running, and a free Bloody Mary with bacon to enjoy after the race.
About 6,000 participants are expected to register for the race, meaning there will be around 6,000 pounds of bacon served during the event.
Even those who aren’t runners can participate The Bacon Chase also features an alternative 0.05 K course.
"The 0.05K is an added element beyond just the typical 5K course," Hudson said. "It's a fun twist that offers participants something new and allows them to still participate and enjoy the bacon, even if they don't want to run the full 5K."
Of course, the event isn’t just limited to Chicago. Bacon Chase will also be coming to Minneapolis in mid-July.