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Winchell neighborhood “Bacon Station” back by popular demand for Kalamazoo Marathon


KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- With just 4 days to go until the Kalamazoo Marathon, some runners have already begun to salivate for the Winchell neighborhood's “Bacon Station”. Among the 16-plus “Spirit Stations” lining the race course, the Winchell neighborhood has come together to add a little flavor. They hand out bacon.

The Winchell neighborhood is at about the halfway point of the Kalamazoo Marathon where runners need to refuel their bodies. Full of fat and sodium, bacon is just what runner’s bodies need to replenish the nutrients they lose during the race.

Winchell neighborhood resident Perry Wolfe says the Bacon Station started with spectators passing the time by cooking breakfast for each other and it's grown from there.  Wolfe says the public is encouraged to participate by showing up early this Sunday and wearing the ugliest pants or maybe even a Halloween costume to add to the festive atmosphere. “It’s just something a little different than the bland stuff that they get during their run,” Wolfe said. The Bacon Station is expected to set up in the area of Winchell and Waite Avenue.

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