There’s a 5k pizza run coming to Yorkshire – here’s how to grab a silce of the action

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A charity park run where competitors can tuck into pizza is launching in Yorkshire.

Pizza Run is the first event of its kind in Europe and will be taking part UK cities this year.

It will be taking place in Leeds and as reported by Leeds Live runners can take on a 5k course at Woodhouse Moor.

You can get fit and enjoy pizza on this run
You can get fit and enjoy pizza on this run

The great news is that all runners will be given two slices of pizza as a reward for taking part. They can either be eaten as a little perk as you run or perhaps more sensibly saved for the finish line as a treat.

What’s happening?

Participants are encouraged to dress up to raise money for charity.

We’d put money on seeing a few people dressed as huge pizzas.

You'll want to grab a pizza this action in Leeds
You’ll want to grab a pizza this action in Leeds

After the race the runners, of all ages and abilities get the chance to mingle with each other and pose for a squad photo.

A DJ will also be keep the carnival atmosphere going with music aimed at keeping people moving afterwards.

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Run Co­ordinator Ben Walsh said: “We are really proud & excited to launch the Pizza Run UK events and promoting the possibilities of a healthy balanced lifestyle that does include life’s treats.

Organisers are encouraging runners to come in fancy dress
Organisers are encouraging runners to come in fancy dress

“We’re looking forward to seeing lots of smiles, people having fun with their fitness, some fancy dress and people embracing that balanced lifestyle.”

How to take part

The race will take place at 11am on Saturday, May 19.

Entry costs £16.75 with each runner receiving a medal, entry to the after race party and of course, the main thing, two slices of pizza.

For more information or to buy visit www.pizzarun.co.uk.



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