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5K Cupcake Run to Take Place at Astoria Park Saturday

Source: NYC Cupcake Run

Source: NYC Cupcake Run

Oct. 15, 2015 By Michael Florio

Running and cupcakes are an unlikely mix.

But this Saturday residents will have the opportunity to take part in a 5K race around Astoria Park while stopping along the way for cupcakes.

The event, called the NYC Cupcake Run, will take place at 11 am.

Runners will start at the corner of Ditmars Blvd and Shore Blvd and run two laps around the park. They will be required to eat at least one cupcake at each of the three designated stops along the route, according to event organizer Jason Feirman.

The stops will be at the corner of Shore Blvd and Astoria Park South, Ditmars Blvd and Shore Blvd, and then again at the Astoria Park South corner.

Sweets First, located at 35-04 35th Street, is providing the cupcakes.

The organizers are registering up to 200 runners. Currently, 25 spots remain open (click here to register).

The event should also be a good time for spectators, Feirman said.

“In general, it’s fun cheering on your friends when they race. Now imagine cheering them on when they are racing and eating cupcakes,” Feirman said.

The top two male and female runners will receive prizes. The prizes will be gift cards to local establishments.

Runners are required to pay a fee of $50 to register, which includes a cupcake run T-shirt, tote bag, the cupcakes, and a free drink at the after party, which is being held at Rocky McBride’s, located at 27-01 23rd Ave.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the non-profit organization New York Cares.

Feirman started the run in 2013 after organizing a successful pizza run in 2010 at Tompkins Square Park in the East Village.

He decided to host it in Astoria Park because it is one of his favorite places to visit in Queens.

“I couldn’t think of a better location to have it then on the waterfront,” he said.

Feirman said the first year he hosted the run he capped the number of runners at 150 people. In the second year, he increased the number to 200 last year, which also sold out.

He said he did not increase the number this year because runners need space and there is limited room for the after party.


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