Contest calls on New Yorkers to eat a slice of pizza in every borough in one day, using only public transit

Posted On Fri, September 6, 2019 By

Posted On Fri, September 6, 2019 By In City Living, Events, Restaurants

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In what may be the most New York competition ever, the annual 5 Boro Pizza Challenge returns this month, asking participants to combine their love of slices and public transportation. The contest involves five pizzerias in five boroughs. On Saturday, Sept. 28, the list of shops will be revealed, sending racers off to plot their journeys. Another NYC twist? The use of cars to travel between destinations is not allowed.

At every slice joint, a photo must be taken and posted on Instagram of the pizza to prove it was consumed. Pizza places included in previous challenges include Best Pizza, Prince Street Pizza, Polito’s Pizza, and Paulie’s Pizzeria.

“The 5 Boro Pizza Challenge is the ultimate test of urban navigation ingenuity and gastrointestinal fortitude.” the competition’s website reads. The contest is described as being competitive eating meets “The Amazing Race.”

The first team to complete the challenge wins prizes, bragging rights, and the title of 5 Boro Pizza Challenge 2019 Champion. Registration costs $35 and includes a t-shirt and a medal. Participants must cover the cost of the pizza and transit methods.

The competition fundraises for Transportation Alternatives, an advocacy group promoting biking, public transit, and walking in New York City. Learn more about this year’s challenge here.

[Via Time Out NY]

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