Sunday is a day for rest, relaxation, brunch and the occasional 5K race that you must complete with a slice of pizza. Tons of people lined the streets of Brooklyn yesterday for the 9th annual New York City Pizza Run that was sponsored by Planet Fitness. Yum.
The absurdity in all of this is quite visible, however that gets thrown out the door in favor of just how fun yet interesting this event really is.
The NYC Pizza Run is basically what was described before: you complete a 5K run while stopping to eat two slices of pizza at checkpoints throughout the course. So its fitness with a side of deliciousness mixed in with a bit of hilarity based on what some people actually dressed up in.
Their 9th annual event took place in Brooklyn’s Fort Green Park, where some participants dressed up as an actual slice of pizza prior to taking off.
The winner of the course finished in 18 minutes! What’s even better is that a portion of the proceeds from the race will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. You can learn more about JDRF here.
Interested in doing next year’s challenge? Take a look at what goes into it by clicking here.