On Saturday, September 13, the fifth annual NYC Pizza Run kicked off at Tompkins Square Park in the East Village. The ground rules were simple: Run four laps around the park while stopping to eat a slice of pizza after each lap throughout the course. This year, the run attracted 140 pizza lovers, who paid a $50 registration fee, with a few completing the run in pizza costumes.
“In New York, pizza is such a quintessential food, and everyone loves to run, so I figured, ‘Why not combine running and eating pizza into a same New York City event?’ ” says Jason Feirman, founder of the race and editor in chief over at I Dream of Pizza, his very own pizza blog.
Feirman says the margherita pizzas came from Pizza by Certé (132 East 56th Street) in Midtown and proceeds went toward juvenile diabetes research.