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 – 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 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, click here. 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.