Earlier this summer Mykl & I ran our first race together – the Birdtown 4k. This month we switched to something a little more our speed – the Bacon Chase .05k.
I’m pretty sure we got way more of a workout rushing from the car to the start line. But we had to go – there was bacon waiting for us!
Once we found it, things started looking up. There was a festival atmosphere, with a DJ playing and plenty of spots for photo opps. Check in seemed well-organized, and they were running the participants in waves to avoid crowding on the track.
The Bacon Chase ran out of bacon.
No bacon = super sad Jen.
They did still have Bloody Marys for runners over age 21 (the registration fee also included one free one for each participant). There were different flavors and they were a bit watered down, but it was still a nice touch. Plus, it was garnished with bacon, so I finally got at least a little taste of what I had signed up for.
Although it wasn’t what I expected, we still had a fun time. The event raised a ton of money for St Jude, which is awesome. I heard other cities were better planned out and participants had a great time.
If they do it again next year, we’ll be sure to get there early so we can park closer and actually eat some bacon.