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Run (or walk) for free cupcakes

Written by
Jaz Joyner

You know how you finally decide to work out and then crave something sweet immediately after? Well, on Saturday, October 18th at New York City Cupcake Run in Astoria Park you can get piece of mind while running (or walking) a 5k for charity and eat cupcakes at the same time! We kid you not. There'll be three, delicious cupcake stops throughout the run, plus a cupcake goodie bag when you finish. It's kind of like last year's pizza run, only with cupcakes.

Basically, for 50 bucks to charity you get free cupcakes (nom),  a bib for the frosted goodness you'll be eating on your run, a gift bag full of bakery-centric prizes, and a free meal with a drink courtesy Rocky McBride's pub after the race. This run is in support of New York Cares, the largest volunteer managed organization in New York City (founded in the late 1980s) full of do-gooders who host hundreds of community outreach programs with the goal of simply making New York a better place. It's hard to imagine a volunteer-run company lasting this long, and we're guessing it's probably due to awesome events like say, cupcake marathons, that keep it going.

Hey, we're always running around in NYC. Why not get a few cupcakes out of it? Last year's run sold out extremely fast, so don't be that guy wishing you could get your cupcake on but don't have a ticket. Sucks to be that guy. All you have to do is register on NYC Cupcake Run's site and get ready to pig out on sweets while running for a good cause. Here's to happily upset stomachs!

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