By Ray Boyd

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Ever since the IronPigs unveiled their bacon-themed caps earlier this season, the team has fully embraced their identity as the team in sports that makes everyone quite hungry. The team is furthering that identity and have announced that they will be holding the “Bacon and Brews Bash,” on Saturday, September 20th at Coca Cola Park as part of “Bacon Days.”

If bacon wasn’t enough to get you excited, how about a wide array of local craft brews? The event will feature unlimited beer tastings, lots of vendors offering their best bacon oriented food items and live entertainment.

Tickets can now be purchased for the event which runs for four hours from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $40. For another $10, you can get a VIP pass that gives you a head start on the fun with an extra hour of beer sampling beginning at noon.

For all of you designated drivers out there, do not worry. You can attend for just $5 if you decide not to partake in the beer sampling and just want to stuff your face with bacon and enjoy the other games and fun that will be on hand. All attendees must be 21 or older.

If you’re worried about what all that beer and bacon will do to your waistline, the IronPigs have that covered as well. On Friday, September 19th, the team will host the ‘Bacon 5K Challenge,” which will start and end at the ballpark.

Like most of the ideas from the IronPigs, the 5K is anything but ordinary. Racers will run 2.5 kilometers before stopping to wolf down a half pound of bacon. Once nice and full, the racers will then complete the other 2.5K back to the ballpark. The team will also host a post race party featuring you know what — BACON.

The marketing minds over at the IronPigs have been churning all season long and they have asserted themselves as one of the most creative groups in professional sports. To sign up for the “Bacon and Brews Bash,” you can click here. You can also click here for information on how to sign up for the “Bacon 5K Challenge.”


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