4

Great American Bacon Race Lets You Eat Bacon While You Run

Your meaty medal.
Your meaty medal.
Courtesy of Great American Bacon Race
^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

You see them every day, runners in neon-colored shirts pounding the pavement in the Miami heat. Maybe you think of joining in to feel your heart pound and your endorphins race. Then you remember you have plans for brunch.

But what if there was an incentive to run — like bacon on the course?

On Saturday, March 24, at 7 a.m. at Florida International University's Biscayne Bay Campus, combine your need for exercise with your love of bacon by running the Great American Bacon Race, a 5K that rewards participants with unlimited bacon to eat both on the course and after.

Race director Garfield Griffiths says that eating bacon while you run actually makes a lot of sense. "We say it's Paleo; plus the sodium is good for recovery." In all seriousness, Griffiths says that most people only consume a slice or two and the benefits of getting out and running three miles counters the bacon quite nicely. 

The course is USATF certified and, with a 1K race for kids, it's a great way to get the entire family moving and motivated. Plus, there's bacon — over 1,000 pounds of bacon, to be exact.

Participants also receive a bacon-themed T-shirt, a sizzling medal, and a chocolate bacon fountain. Age group trophies feature race mascot Kevin Bacon. (The pig, not the actor.)

After the run, stay for the Bacon Bash, an after-party that features bacon-themed food trucks, music, and entertainment. Early registration is $30, but use code Wild 20 for a 20 percent discount.

The Great American Bacon Race. 7 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at FIU Biscayne Bay Campus; 3000 NE 151st St., North Miami. Registration costs $30 until February 18; $35 after February 18 via americanbaconrace.com.

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.