Locals Run and Eat To Benefit Mt. Hope Family Center

By News 8

Published 04/05 2014 04:57PM

Updated 04/05 2014 08:46PM

Imagine running two and a half miles, eating an entire garbage plate, and running all the way back.

Almost 50 brave and hungry souls did just that for the 11th Annual Nick Tahou's run to benefit Mount Hope Family Center. Participants start on the University of Rochester campus, run all the way to the original Nick Tahou's on Main Street, scarf down a full garbage plate and run all the way back.

"It's pretty intense," U of R senior Ben Swanson said. "I can't imagine any other athletic competition where you have to eat so much food, especially this type of food. It's a huge strain on your intestines, endurance. It's a mental battle all the way through."

The run is organized by the Sig Ep fraternity at the University of Rochester. Nick Tahou's generously donates all of the garbage plates.

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