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Bacon marathon: the 2nd Great Canadian Bacon Chase is on

The second annual Great Canadian Bacon Chase tempts racers with a sizzling treat at every kilometre marker -- 300 pounds of bacon.

Kelowna's 5 km scurry has a bacon station at every kilometre

Racers in the Great Canadian Bacon Chase sprint for a different prize: bacon.

The five kilometre race has "bacon stations" every kilometre — with an extra helping at the finish line.

Finishers can pig out at an all-you-can-eat buffet of gorgeous, fragrant bacon and pancakes.

The 2nd annual event hosted by Reid and Associates Financial Services Ltd will donate proceeds to the Kelowna Jaycees, a community group of young professionals.

Organizer Kevin Lavigne came up with the idea with a couple of friends over a few drinks. He didn't actually think the idea would stick. 

"It started out as a joke. We thought maybe 30 or 40 of our friends would show up.  Then it blew up to a huge event."

The first bacon dash drew 300 runners.

This year there is all kinds of bacon, from carmel bacon popcorn to bacon muffins with bacon jam.

Lavigne wants people to just have a good time,"walk at your own pace, don't stress yourself out. There is lots of bacon." 

Last year 315 pounds of bacon was served. 

To hear the full interview listen to the audio labelled Run for the bacon on the CBC's Daybreak North.