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5K Race With Biscuit-Themed Obstacles, Because This is America

Gone are the days of a simple competitive race through the park — today’s races seem to be evolving and getting more unique and obscure. Don’t believe me? Let me give you the rundown on an event taking place next weekend, April 21st, dubbed the Greensboro Collegiate Biscuitville Bowl.

Like a traditional race, there will be a starting line and finish line, but that’s where the similarities end. Held in the downtown area of Greensboro, NC, the race is themed after southern style breakfast food. What does that mean?

The Biscuitville Bowl will have runners will be sprinting through downtown Greensboro in search of a Golden Rolling Pin, dashing through downtown streets, scrambling through four biscuit-themed obstacles that will require them to slide, crawl, jump and sprint through flour, jelly, grits and buttermilk — all the makings of a good Southern breakfast.

The race is part of a week-long series of events aimed to bring together the city’s entrepreneurs, seven colleges and universities and their cumulative 50,000 students. That’s nice and dandy, but BISCUIT-THEMED 5K RACE SON!

Here’s a look at the Jelly Belly Crawl and the Grit-Iron Tires: