Half Smoke in Half Marathon

DC Half and Half Marathon stands for half marathon and half smoke. The said half marathon is set on November 3. Participants will have to bring their own water because there won’t be water station there. Instead of the usual water station, participants will be greeted by a sausage station halfway the half marathon!

The race organizers are brothers Chris and Peter Magnuson, who got the idea after doing a Krispy Kreme Challenge (a dozen donuts during a 5-miler), reportsDCist.com. “We wanted to come up with an idea that’s similar, but unique to D.C.,” Peter Magnuson said.
At Ben’s Chili Bowl,, runners will down a half-smoke sausage topped with chili, mustard and onions, with a side of chips. Runners will be allowed to resume running when they show their clean basket to a race volunteer.
As explained here, half-smokes are a D.C.-area specialty that are slightly larger than a hot dog. The origin of the name is unclear, with some saying it’s because early versions were half pork, half beef, and some saying it’s because the sausage’s texture and flavor are halfway between that of a hot dog and a smoked sausage.


Read the full article at Runner’s World. 


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