We all know working out and staying fit can be a bit easier with some motivation, and a 5k run on its own may not sound too appealing to some people. But how about a 5K run with checkpoints throughout dedicated to pizza eating?! Now we’re talking a New Yorker’s language.
After a hiatus in 2020 and a limited capacity event in 2021, the 12th annual NYC Pizza Run will be returning to Fort Greene Park this month on Sunday, September 25th. Participants and pizza lovers alike will once again aim to complete a 5K run (three laps around the park) while stopping at checkpoints to energize themselves by chowing down on slices of pizza along the route.
“Although this is our 12th annual event, I hope participants still find that the event is worth more than a dime a dozen,” says founder Jason Feirman. “We’re so excited to return to Fort Greene Park which has hosted the event since 2017.”
Popular Brooklyn pizzeria Table 87 will once again be serving slices to runners this year, and is among Feirman’s favorites. And some runners even dress up as the cheesy dish for the occasion!
A portion of the proceeds from the race will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to support Type 1 diabetes research. So, lace up your running shoes for a good cause and get out there and cheese the day!
Get all the details at their website, and use our code SECRETNYC for a 40% discount off full-priced tickets! The code is valid through September 21st.
Where: Fort Greene Park – Dekalb Ave. & S Portland Ave.
When: Sunday, September 25 at 11a.m.