The race kicks off at 8:30 a.m. Participants will run two miles, eat six Stanganelli’s pepperoni balls and then run (or hobble) two more miles.
Proceeds from the race go to the Community Blood Bank. Learn more here. Registration closes Wednesday at midnight.
For those with weaker stomachs, the blood bank is offering coupons for six pepperoni balls to all blood donors this week. Donors can also snack on the balls after they give blood.
One donor will win a cooler filled with Stanganelli’s favorites.
“This is terrific having a local favorite helping us out,” said Dan Desrochers, director of marketing at the Community Blood Bank, in a news release. “We are dependent on local donors to maintain a safe blood supply and we thank Stanganelli’s for their help encouraging them to come and give blood.”
The blood supply remains low. Desrochers said that as the summer progresses the supply will deplete further.
To donate blood, visit the Community Blood Bank at 2646 Peach St. in Erie. The bank is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.