Those of you who are familiar with the Racin’ for the Bacon Derby Dinner and the Racin’ for the Bacon for Ag Education Virtual 5K already know what fun events these are. For those of you who are new to the party, let me show you why you want to be a part of the fun!
The Racin’ for the Bacon Derby Dinner debuted in 2018 as the signature fundraiser for the Arizona Farm Bureau Educational Farming Company (Education Foundation). Over 125 people gathered on the South Lawn of the Arizona Farm Bureau Building that year for pig racing and a delicious dinner to support ag education in Arizona by raising nearly $20,000.
2020 was not the year to be hosting a large in-person event so we pivoted to the Racin’ for the Bacon for Ag Education Virtual 5K. Individuals picked their favorite Team Shirt (ag puns from our fabulous sponsors…think Body by Bacon, a-MAIZE-ing, Legen-DAIRY) and ran, walked, hiked, biked, or sat for 3.1 miles to support ag education, raising nearly $12,000.
This year, we are excited to meet in person for the Racin’ for the Bacon Derby Dinner on Saturday, October 16th from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm. The event will once again be held at the Arizona Farm Bureau South Lawn in Gilbert. Advanced ticket purchase is required. Join us for the infamous pig races, delicious Farm Bureau Grill Dinner, live and silent auctions, and be sure to participate in our Derby Hat competition by wearing your fanciest hat!
Running for Education
We understand that this past year has made some of us anti-social. That is ok! Or maybe you really just can’t make the dinner. Don’t worry, you can still support the Arizona Farm Bureau Educational Farming Company and ag education because we are also hosting the Racin’ for the Bacon for Ag Education Virtual 5K. Those that register will receive a Team Shirt (yes, the fun puns are back), a fabulous pig race medal, and will of course be supporting ag education and the efforts of the Arizona Farm Bureau Educational Farming Company. Remember, you can run, walk, bike, hike, or just show off your race shirt and medal! Shirts and medals will be mailed out after October 16th.
Registration for the Two Events: One Cause Racin’ for the Bacon Events can be found at https://www.azfb.org/Article/Racin-for-the-Bacon-2-Events-1-Cause Tickets for the Derby Dinner are $50 and registration for the Virtual 5K are $35. Want to participate in both? You get a deal at $75.