‘Bacon Chase’ Charity 5K Includes a Hailstorm of Bacon Bits

We hear this bacon stuff is getting trendy.
We hear this bacon stuff is getting trendy. Photo: Catherine Murray/Shutterstock

Organizer Red Frog Events is planning two fundraiser 5K races — one to be held in Atlanta in March, the other in Chicago in June — called, appropriately, Bacon Chase. If 5K is 4.95 kilometers too many, there’s a .05K “Blitz to Bacon” option that offers the same rewards along a 164-foot course, and runners of either race will be bestowed with unlimited bacon bits along the way, plus unlimited strips of bacon at the finish line, along with a big Bloody Mary. The festivities benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which is great, and because pork fat is slippery, participants have to sign a release acknowledging the event may “involve the risk of serious injury and/or death and/or property damage.” But what about all the bacon itself? Where’s it coming from? Reached by phone today, an event organizer told Grub Street he wasn’t sure, but that “it will all be American, for sure.” Of course it will. [Official Site]