The image of long-distance runners swigging down a mouthful of water as they scamper is iconic. Ever hear of a runner munching on a slice of pizza as they power through their 15-mile jaunt?

If your answer is "no" you haven't heard about the annual NYC Pizza Runn, which returns to Tompkins Square Park on September 19th at 11 a.m. Gothamist reports that runners with cast iron stomachs and good running shoes take part in the two-mile charity event, while downing three slices of pizza along the way.Particiapnts run four laps around the park, stopping at three intervals to inhale a slice of pizza from Midtown's Pizza By Cer Te. Entry into the event costs $50—with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International.

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