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Oct 01, 2015

The Third Annual NYC Cupcake Run Dashes Into Astoria Park October 17

Oh, exercise. We know we need it, but sometimes working out seems like a chore. Need some extra motivation? How about cupcakes? Yes, you read that right!   The third annual (…)

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Photo Courtesy of NYC Cupcake Run

Photo Courtesy of NYC Cupcake Run

Oh, exercise. We know we need it, but sometimes working out seems like a chore. Need some extra motivation? How about cupcakes? Yes, you read that right!

 

The third annual New York City Cupcake Run, hitting Astoria Park October 17th, combines two seemingly opposite pastimes for one super-fun annual event. The 5k run (two laps around the park) features three stops for participants to enjoy cupcakes as they hit each checkpoint. Pretty solid inspiration!

 

This time I'm ready to run...and eat! Photo Courtesy of NYC Cupcake Run

This time I’m ready to run…and eat! Photo Courtesy of NYC Cupcake Run

Cupcakes will be provided by neighborhood bakery Sweets First, who will be serving up vanilla, chocolate, and red velvet delights.  Says event organizer Jason Feirman: “Astoria is one of my favorite neighborhoods in New York City and they have so many incredible bakeries. After tasting the cupcakes from Sweets First, I knew I had to bring them on board.”

 

Eye on the prize. Photo Courtesy of NYC Cupcake Run

Eye on the prize. Photo Courtesy of NYC Cupcake Run

 

There is a $50 registration fee, which includes an official NYC Cupcake Run t-shirt, race bib, three cupcakes to be devoured while running the race, a cupcake gift bag, and a free drink & food at Rocky McBride’s after the race. To make things even sweeter, the bar will be serving some cupcake-themed drinks.

 

**As a special “treat” for WHA readers:  the first 30 people to enter the code WEHEARTASTORIA on the Eventbrite link will receive 30% off the registration fee. This is a deal too good to pass up!**

 

Don't mind if I do! Photo Courtesy of NYC Cupcake Run

Don’t mind if I do! Photo Courtesy of NYC Cupcake Run

 

 Now how shall we train first, by running or eating?

 

Good things come to those who run! Photo Courtesy of NYC Cupcake Run

Good things come to those who run! Photo Courtesy of NYC Cupcake Run

 

For more information, check out the event’s official website and Instagram.

About Lindsay Goyette

Lindsay has been eating and drinking her way through Queens since 2011. A casting director by day and Astoria explorer by night, you can usually find her checking out live music, theatre, or the newest neighborhood spot to enjoy a craft beer.

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