Want to get us to run? Promise us there’ll be food at the end.
Better yet, promise us pizza.
New York City’s annual pizza run has got this down pat, and the race is just around the corner.
(Yes, we swear this is a real thing.)
That’s right: on Saturday, September 13th, food-frenzied New Yorkers will hit the streets to complete a two-mile run through historic Tompkins Square Park. After each lap, every runner must stop at a “pizza station” and scarf down a slice. The one who races and faces his pizza fastest will be crowned Pizza Run Champion.
…And yes, there WILL be prizes.
All in all, we love the Pizza Run for a whole bunch of reasons. First, a portion of the proceeds benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) – the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research.
Secondly, we love pizza. And people who love pizza.
Pizza by Certe, Manhattan’s first Gold LEED certified pizzeria (and rockstars of the GreenBox) is backing the event, too. In fact, all of the pie eaten during the race is straight from their eco-friendly kitchen, and served in our 100% recycled pizza boxes.
Therefore, in the words of fellow Tweeter, @LeslieEMcDonald: “This, I can get behind.”
Come on, fellow foodies. Let’s show our pizza passion. We’ll race ya for it.