Will Run For Pork: .05K Offers Unlimited Bacon, Bacon-Scented Race Bib

02/21/2014 at 02:32 PM ET

Bacon 5K Race
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Organizers of a new race are banking on the fact people love bacon enough to run for it — or at least power-walk for a few blocks.

The Bacon Chase, coming to Atlanta on March 22 and Chicago on June 7, offers runners the choice between a 5K (the “Piggy Pilgrimage”) or a .05K (the “Bacon Blitz”). On the course: unlimited bacon bits. At the finish line: unlimited bacon. On your person: a bacon-scented race bib. The after-party: an entire festival devoted to bacon, plus a free Bloody Mary for every 21-plus participant.

To put this in perspective for all of you who hated running the mile in high school, a .05K (164 feet) is only ⅛ of the way around a standard track. Plus, we bet your gym teacher didn’t offer a single bacon incentive, and this race has countless.

Really, though, this is good fun for a good cause: The organizers have a partnership with St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and participants are encouraged to raise donations that will go towards a proton therapy center dedicated to children.

If you can’t make the race, Bacon Chase organizers first want you to ask yourself: “Will my cousin’s wedding really be as satisfying as a warm, crispy piece of meaty majesty?” Then they assure you that more cities and dates will be announced soon.

Your move, vegetarians.

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

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Jenny on

This is awesome! I need one in Dallas, please!

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they won’t eat dogs or domestic cats, but they’ll eat pigs. Pigs are smarter than, and as sensitive as, dogs. They are treated hideously on factory farms; they are imprisoned and tortured and slaughtered in CRUEL vicious ways. I would like to torture anyone who participates in this or who eats bacon, unless he/she raises the pig and lets it roam and then dispatches it in a really really gentle way. Think dolphins. Think chimpanzees. Think Benji and Lassie (not Wilbur or Babe).


Lee on

Bring that bacon goodness to Canada!!

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Even if we don’t want to cop to the cruelty and violence involved in producing commercially available meat, have we now also forgotten that bacon is a filthy thing to eat? Nitrites? Sodium? Cholesterol? And now we want to celebrate it as the subject of a run? Is everyone on crazy pills now? Let’s have a race to celebrate strips of salty cured fat that were gotten through bloody slaughter. And it’s okay, of course, CUZ IT TASTES GOOD, because after all that’s really all that matters.

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