First, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs made themselves synonymous with bacon. Now they apparently want to make themselves synonymous with bacon and vomit.
How so? They’re sponsoring a 5K race this September, albeit one with a twist: Participants have to eat half-pound of bacon at the halfway point. The race, naturally, is called the Bacon 5K Challenge. Participants can also choose to run a 5K that doesn’t feature the gut-busting bacon interval, but why would you sign up for a bacon challenge race if you’re not going to take the bacon challenge?
The organization says: “‘Bacon Days’ is inspired by the success of the IronPigs’ brand-new bacon-themed uniforms unveiled earlier this year at www.SmellTheChange.com. The IronPigs’ new on-field Saturday cap, emblazoned with a strip of bacon across the front, is Minor League Baseball’s top-selling cap in 2014 and has been sold to all 50 states as well as over a dozen countries on four continents making Coca-Cola Park the unofficial ‘Home of Bacon’.”
Good fun! On the other hand, we probably wouldn’t expect any healthy, promising prospects out of the Phillies minor-league system for a couple of years [CBS Philly]