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Bacon Chase race: Unlimited bacon, very short course

  • The event will be held in Chicago June 7 at Montrose Beach.
The event will be held in Chicago June 7 at Montrose Beach.
February 19, 2014|By Mick Swasko, @swasko

Chicago is 164 feet and a few months away from unlimited bacon. 

The Bacon Chase, announced Tuesday, is a new 5K race coming to the city, which benefits St. Jude's Children's Hospital and is organized by Red Frog Events. Sure, you could run the standard 3.1-mile course dubbed the "Piggy Pilgrimage" to obtain the promised unlimited bacon, but the event also offers a quicker option: A .05K course, or 164 feet, called the "Blitz to Bacon." 

Registration is $20 for the short course and $35 for the standard race, which will be at 7:30 a.m. June 7 at Montrose Beach. The race coincides with a festival billed as featuring "bacon-themed activities, music, and revelry." Registration for both races include: 

  • Unlimited bacon at the finish line. 
  • Bacon bits along the course. 
  • A free Bloody Mary. 
  • A t-shirt. 
  • A bacon scented race bib. 
  • Access to the festival area. 

The Bacon Chase site notes there will be no vegetarian options. 

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