Coming up next week is Munchathon, "A unique festival that combines a 5K-obstacle course with a food truck festival featuring your favorite food truck in OC & LA, entertainment and more!" It's like a way to work off calories as you eat.
Here's one of the press releases:
Register or Purchase Tickets NOW at munchathon.com
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – The first-ever Munchathon, featuring a 5K fun run and obstacle course with food/beverage stops and a festival of munchies has announced a few of the food and beverage sponsors to be part of the race PLUS new gourmet food trucks added to the lineup!
The following beverages will be on the course AND more are to be announced soon:
Kern's NectarFrom their sweet tasting juices like strawberry banana, guava, banana blueberry and many other fruitful flavors, Kern’s Nectar also offers iced tea (mango, lemon, raspberry) horchata and aguas frescas (in Limon, Tamarindo, Jamaica). Get ready to whet your palate with something so flavorful after munching on delicious eats!
8th Continent SoymilkThe ever-so-delicious soy milk comes in sweet flavors vanilla, chocolate and original. Get ready to quench your thirst with this superb drink. Might go well with a chunky chocolate chip cookie (*wink*).
So far the following local food vendors will be on the course and more to be announced soon:
Meringue Bake ShopOh, do we have something sweeter than ever planned for all you Munchathon race participants! The scrumptious delicacies of Meringue Bake Shop of North OC will be one of the food stops on the 5K course. Known for their Push Cakes, Whoopie Pies, Cookies & Cream Brownies and exquisite cupcakes, Meringue will be offering a taste of what’s cook’n in their kitchen and after the race, they will be selling all sorts of delicious goodies.
Front Porch PopsWelcome the soon-to-launch and cart newbie Front Porch Pops to the Munchathon course! Chill out with samples of artisans popsicles in mouth-watering flavors like Syrah Poached Pear, Strawberry Rhubarb, Creamy Lemon Buttermilk, Mango Lassi, Blueberry Lime and many more. And after the race, Front Porch Pops will have items for sale at the festival portion of the event.
*MORE food sponsors to be announced soon!
As for the festival of gourmet food trucks after the race, see our updated list below:
THE GRILLED CHEESE TRUCK (comfort cuisine)
DOSATRUCK (Indian cuisine)
AHN-JOO (Korean cuisine)
SLAPFISH (sustainable seafood)
SHORTSTOP BBQ (Texan-style BBQ)
DOS CHINOS (Latin Asian fusion)
ORGANIC OASIS (smoothies)
LOUKS TO GO (Greek cuisine)
RAGIN CAJUN (Creole and Cajun cuisine)
NO JODAS KITCHEN (Cuban cuisine)
TROPICAL SHAVE ICE (Hawaiian shave ice)
CHUNK-N-CHIP (artisanal cookie ice cream sandwich)
SEABIRDS (vegan friendly cuisine)
TORNADO POTATO (a twist on the average fries)
GO COUNTRY 105 CHUCK WAGON (Southern, Country and Tex-Mex)
COOLHAUS (cookie ice cream sandwiches)
PIAGGIO ON WHEELS (Argentinean cuisine)
THE OC FOOD TRUCK (innovative sandwiches and burgers)
SPUDRUNNERS (gourmet potato-inspired creations)
WHITE RABBIT TRUCK (Filipino fusion)
And more announcements daily on munchathon.com!
Also, ticket giveaways for the run and festival have begun on the Munchathon Facebook and Twitter pages. Registration (includes festival admission) now through 6/30 for runners is $49 and for a team is $189. General Admission Tickets are $12 and Early Admission Festival Tickets (10 a.m. entry time) are $22. Children ages 6 and under are free. Register for the Race HERE! or Buy Festival tickets HERE!
Do you have questions for us? Well, check out our FAQ.
ABOUT MUNCHATHONEat your way through the first-ever Munchathon, a food-themed fun run and obstacle course featuring local food and beverage vendors, which takes place at Oak Canyon Park, near Irvine Lake, on July 16. The event will have two major elements: the 5K run/walk with food/beverage stops and food-themed challenges, and a festival of dozens of gourmet food trucks.
This event was designed for those of you who love food, follow more gourmet food trucks than actual people on Twitter, dash to your favorite restaurant despite your non-existent lunch break, devour whatever might be in arms reach at that very moment and consider yourself the ultimate foodie.
Run, walk, skip and munch your way through the scenic course overlooking Irvine Lake. You will encounter obstacles and have several stops where you will have the opportunity to eat sample-size food items from gourmet food trucks and other vendors. You can also expect beverage stops along the course as well. Get a team together or go solo, dress up as bananas or hot dogs or piggies--whatever gets you pumped--and bring your appetite. After the run, participants will have access to a festival of gourmet food trucks, beverages, entertainment, vendors and lots more.
We only have TWO RULES for all attendees and they are…
DASH & DEVOUR.
Only the ones with the strongest appetites will survive.
Munchathon is open to all ages. The 5K fun run goes from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Early admission to the festival is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and general admission starts at 11 a.m. The event ends at 5 p.m.
To register for the 5K fun run/obstacle course (which allows access to the festival portion of the event) or to purchase tickets for the festival, go to munchathon.com.