Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Registration open for Run for the Bacon 5K

(Photo courtesy of Bacon Street)
Runners take off during last year’s Run for the Bacon 5K race. (Photo courtesy of Bacon Street)

Registration is now open for the second-annual Run for the Bacon 5K and one-mile fun run, set for Saturday, June 11, in Williamsburg.

The Run for the Bacon event supports Bacon Street Youth and Family Services, a private, nonprofit organization that provides services to young people and families in the Historic Triangle affected by substance abuse and mental illness.

Same-day registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. on race day. The one-mile fun run will begin at 7:30 a.m., with the the 5K race scheduled to at 8 a.m. at the pool on the grounds of Eastern State Hospital.

Early registration may be completed here. The cost to enter the 5K is $30, while the fun run costs $10.

Participants will receive a race T-shirt and bag. They also will gain access to an after-race party featuring a bacon costume contest and numerous bacon-topped foods.

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