7. Bacon Chase 5k & 0.05k 

This pork-inspired event epitomizes the phrase “bringing home the bacon” while also raising money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Meat lovers have two options: the 5k Piggy Pilgrimage and for the couch potatoes, the 0.05k (about 0.03 miles) Blitz to Bacon. Participant swag includes unlimited bacon bits along the course and more bacon at the finish line, a free Bloody Mary, and a bacon-scented race bib. While the race only has one set date right now, in Minneapolis on July 19, it’s expanding to 17 cities soon–including (never fear!) New York. Vegetarians are advised to sit this one out, as the race doesn’t yet offer veggie bacon.