BACON RUN: Carmen, Elliana, Craig and William Campbell with Baconman before the Rail Trail Rasher's Run during Kingaroy BaconFest on August 25 2018.
BACON RUN: Carmen, Elliana, Craig and William Campbell with Baconman before the Rail Trail Rasher's Run during Kingaroy BaconFest on August 25 2018. Jessica McGrath

Runners burn off calories at BaconFest

RUNNERS gathered around organiser Mick Freeman on Saturday morning as he explained the Rail Trail Rasher's Rush.

"You can burn off some bacon,” he said.

Runners of all ages tackled the fun run, which varied from 2km to 5km, and featured in the BaconFest food festival in Kingaroy on August 25.

"Have fun and eat plenty of bacon when you get back,” Mr Freeman said.

As the runners left Memorial Park, the first of the more than 40 bike riders were arriving back from their 30km ride to Memerambi and back.

South Burnett Mountain Bike Club president, and rashers ride participant, Dan Turton said it was a good turn out for the ride and plenty of participants dressed up with costumes.

His costume consisted of cooked bacon attached to his helmet and proved useful during the ride.

The riders were hassled by a dog during the rasher's run, however the dog left the riders alone once Mr Turton threw it a piece of bacon.

South Burnett MTB Club secretary Jason Wyeth said it was a good family event and perfect weather for the ride.

"I just love seeing people on it smiling and happy, it's great to see people out and about,” he said.

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