FARMINGTON HILLS (WWJ) – This new fun run really takes the cake — as in cheesecake.
This April 17 will be the first Kona Cheesecake run, with 5k, 8k, and one mile options. It’ll be held at the Farmington YMCA.READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccines Saved Nearly 20 Million Lives In First Year, Study Says
Alan Whitehead, with the Kona Running Company, says their races usually have food or seasonal themes — and he’s glad that cheesecake is now on their menu.
“Because we already have a chocolate run, we already have a strawberry run, you know, what do people really like that’s a treat after you run and reward yourself and we thought well, the new Cheesecake Factory is right down the road,” Whitehead told WWJ’s Scott Ryan.READ MORE: Michigan Ballot Initiative Aims To Protect Abortion Rights
Whitehead isn’t revealing all the types of cheesecake at the finish line just yet — you’ll have to wait until race day for the full list.
“The cheesecake, we’re not revealing that right now but I’ll give you a hint, there will be a strawberry cheesecake flavor,” he said. ” And we know bling is very important today, and so the medal will be a marathon size medal with the logo on it.
In addition to the medal and cheesecake treats, participating runners will also received a Tech Shirt with their registration, which costs between $22 and $48 depending on race options.MORE NEWS: AG Nessel Says Abortions Are Still Legal In Michigan
Click here for more information and to register online for the Kona Cheesecake Run. Note: Online registration closes on Thursday, April 14. You can also register at the both Road Runner Sports stores (Canton or West Bloomfield).