Race to be crowned the Pizza King or Queen! On June 2, 2018 at the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex, run the first ever Spokane Pizza 5k—every runner will consume two slices of pizza. As both a runner and a pizza lover, it would be an understatement to say that I am very much looking forward to this event.

At the first race of its kind in the Spokane area, runner’s will consume one slice of pizza five minutes before the start time, and a second piece about halfway through at the “pizza station.” Who needs water when you have pizza? The first runner to cross the finish line will be crowned the Pizza King or Queen and receive a special award. $30 will get you two slices of pie, a custom pizza medal, a shirt, and free access to race photos. Veterans and active duty military members receive a 15% military discount.

At this time, the race is unable to accommodate dietary restrictions such as gluten-free crust, and there will be cheese. Local Spokane pizza joint Pizza Rita will be sponsoring the event and providing the pies. // (Allison Armfield)