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Move Your Bacon

This time of year in South Florida might as well be called "5K Season" or "Run/Walk Season." But just when you thought all those charity ambulations have lost all meaning and inspiration, one comes along that will have you lacing up your sneakers again: bacon. That's right; when the going gets too tough, the tough get bacon. Nobody wakes up because pancake mix is getting beaten in a bowl. Coffee might work, such has been the advertising power of the Folger's company. But throw some bacon on the flattop and you'll have the whole house up, maybe even a few uninvited guests or a vegetarian or two who've forgotten their ways in the early-morning grog. So when Fearless Events introduced the "bacon stand" in the middle of one of its mud runs, it became deliciously obvious that a fully bacon-themed run would be a tastier and less messy affair. Thus the Great American Bacon Race 5K was born. With plenty of activities for different ages, single runner/walkers, and groups, this month's run, benefiting the National Voices for Equality, Education, and Enlightenment antibullying charity, is sure to be a hit with hardened runners and newcomers to these types of event who'd rather have their taste buds bombarded and not their clothes. The bacon-fueled events begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at Vista View Park, located at 4001 SW 142nd Ave. in Davie. Registration is required, and packages cost $20 to $40. Call 954-357-8898, or visit
Sat., Oct. 11, 8 a.m., 2014
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Abel Folgar

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