Bacon Festivities The festival will open before the run exalting all that is hammy. Check the location nearest you for festival open times. 5K Piggy Pilgrimage Bacon Chase 5K will involve running hog wild; runners will be released in one large pack from the starting pen and hustle their hams along 3.1 miles of bacon bliss. 0.05K Blitz to Bacon The ultimate fast track to hog heaven, Bacon Chase 0.05K, will culminate in the same bacon guzzling frenzy as the 5K. Get ready to hoof it across 164 feet of pure piggy ecstasy. Locations More locations sizzlin’ as we speak! Stay tuned to our website and social media for more details in 2014.

One registration bestows upon you:

  • 5or 0.05K course
  • Unlimited* bacon at finish line
  • Unlimited bacon bits along the course
  • (1) One free Bloody Mary**
  • Signature Bacon Chase T-shirt
  • Access to the festival area
  • Signature Bacon Chase bacon-scented race bib

*Yeah. This is not a typo. Bacon Chase is not responsible for any bacon-induced comas.
**For racers over 21 years of age. Recipe for Blood Mary is dependent on local liquor laws.

What should I bring on race day?

On race day, please bring:

1. A government issued photo ID*
2. A signed Bacon Chase waiver*
3. A copy of your confirmation email

*necessary item needed to race

What if I can't make the event?

First, ask yourself “Will my cousin’s wedding really be as satisfying as a warm, crispy piece of meaty majesty?” Second, all registrations for Bacon Chase are non-refundable. However, you are welcome to transfer your registration to another person for a transfer fee of $5 + any difference in race price (current event fee – original event fee paid). You may do so by logging into your user account on and following the instructions. If you do not have a user account, please call 312-262-6099 and we’ll be happy to help you out. Red Frog Events reserves the right to change the transfer fee at any time.

Will I be able to transfer my registration?

Yes, if you wish to spread the good news of Bacon Chase to fellow bacon-feasting brethren, please do so. All transfers require a transfer fee of $5 + any difference in race price (current event fee – original event fee paid). You can transfer your Bacon Chase registration by logging in to your user account on  and following the instructions. If you do not have a user account, please call 312-262-6099 and we’ll be happy to help you out. All transfers must be processed prior to the Thursday before the race.

Are kids welcome at Bacon Chase?

Children of all ages are welcome in the festival area; however, please ensure that young children are accompanied by an adult at all times. To run Bacon Chase, participants much be at least eight years of age for the 5K, but all ages are welcome to sign up for the 0.05K. Participants under 18 years of age on event day must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at packet pick-up to sign a waiver and release. If a parent or guardian is unavailable on race day, please bring a signed waver, which can be found under “what should I bring on race day?” above.

Are strollers allowed on the course?

For safety purposes, strollers are not allowed on the course.

When is packet pick-up?

Packet pick-up for Minneapolis will be at a TBD location closer to race day. Please stay tuned to the website for more information.

Can I pick up a friend's packet?

Yes!  A person may pick up another registrant’s packet. In order to do so, that person must have:


1.  A photo copy of the registrant’s gov’t issued photo-ID
2. A copy of the registrant’s confirmation email
3. A signed note from the registrant authorizing the pick-up
i.e. “My name is John Smith and Jane may pick up my packet.”
4. A signed waiver from the registrant


If you do not have all of these items, we will be unable to release the packet on the registrant’s behalf.

Will there be a gear check?

Of course! We want your pockets to be as empty as possible so that you can fill them with more bacon. The gear check tent will be free and available inside the festival area prior to start and after the race. No re-check is permitted.

Is this a timed race? Will there be prizes?

Are you really concerned about your 0.05K time? Bacon Chase 5K and 0.05K are untimed races all about one thing: bringing home the bacon. As far as prizes go, you will be rewarded with bacon at every opportunity. If you need a medal, we can chew one for you out of bacon.

I have vegetarian friend that would like to come watch. Will s/he be able to?

Sure! We will have spectator viewing in the festival area for any person or skeptic that would like to watch you achieve bacon nirvana.

Will you have vegetarian/non-pork bacon options available?

At this current time, we will not have any vegetarian or non-pork options. However, you are still more than welcome to run!

How do we volunteer?

Thank you! We’d love for you to join us. Click HERE to apply now! If you have questions regarding your volunteer form, call 312-725-7722 ext. 1089.

What is your weather policy?

Bacon Chase is a rain or shine event.  In the case of dangerous weather that threatens the safety of participants or staff, Red Frog Events reserves the right to postpone or cancel the event.  In the event of a cancellation, there will be no refunds.

Bacon Chase is proud to partner with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Racers are encouraged to sign up to become a St. Jude Hero during the registration process and fundraise to help find the cure for children with life-threatening illnesses. You’ll be helping save the lives of children as well as be eligible for prizes and race day incentives. Raise each donation tier below to receive prizes at each level:

$100- Bacon Chase pig snout and pig tail

$250- St. Jude branded racing towel

$500- Yurbuds headphones

$1,000- St. Jude backpack

Have a question about your registration? Want to get in touch with a member of our media team? Do you just want to share your own personal love for bacon? Email and someone from our customer experience team will reach out to you. Our hours are Monday through Friday from 8am-7pm (CST). If you have an urgent customer experience issue, feel free to call us at 312-262-6099 and we’ll be happy to help. If you email us over the weekend, we will do our best to respond the next business day. For non-customer experience inquiries, please dial 312-725-7722 and listen for your desired department.

Interested in volunteering at Bacon Chase? Fill out this form or call 312-725-7722 ext. 1089 and we’ll be in touch.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities with Bacon Chase?  Fill out our sponsorship form HERE or call 312-725-7722 ext. 1083 and someone from our sponsorship team will contact you with more information.