The ’London Pizza Run’ Combines A 5k Race With Pizza Breaks

An event inspired by NYC’s famous Pizza Run is coming to London.

With its mix of carbs, protein, and cheese, pizza really is the original health food. That must be why New York City’s Pizza Run – a 5k race where participants must consume a slice of pizza each lap – is such a sensation. (Header photo: @NYCPizzaRun)

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Now, some savvy idea-importer is recreating the Stateside phenomenon here in the UK, setting up ‘Pizza 5ks’ in Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff, Bristol, and of course, London. Slated to take place on May 20, 2018, an exact location has not yet been confirmed, but organisers are hoping to base the start line in Battersea Park.

It’s hoped to be the greatest pizza and running hybrid since THOSE sexy Adidas sneakers:

Tickets are on sale for £20, although as with all events without much information behind them, proceed with a little bit of caution. Check out these other London running events, too.

Alternatively, why not try a Secret Gin Run?