IronPigs Sponsor Bacon-Eating 5K

The Phillies' favorite farm team is at it again.

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 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]