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Posted on Thu, Mar 28, 2013 : 1:01 p.m.

Twinkie Run to benefit ALS research and remind us that Twinkies are no longer available

By Ann Dwyer

Remember when Hostess went bankrupt? Luckily their shelf life won't stop the April Fool's Day Twinkie Run 5K at Gallup Park & Canoe Livery. OK, it might just be a reasonable facsimile, but there will be baked goods involved.

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The event benefits ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) research and is a great way to unite junk food and exercise.

Believe it or not, Twinkies (or their knockoffs) will actually take off time from the runners' finish. They will have the opportunity to eat one at the beginning and at the midpoint to take a minute off their time.

For participants, there will be medals for the first 200 participants and pint glasses for age group awards. There will also be a homemade Twinkie contest.

Register online: a2a3.wufoo.com/forms/s7x1a3/.

Monday, April 1, 2013. 6:15 p.m. Race number pickup starts at 5:15 p.m. $15 registration. $12 for a T-shirt. Gallup Park & Canoe Livery is located at 3000 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor. 734-794-6240.

Comments

FancyDancer

Thu, Mar 28, 2013 : 8:42 p.m.

Judging by the sugary undertones, the author is clearly a Little Debbie fan.

Ann Dwyer

Thu, Mar 28, 2013 : 8:58 p.m.

Your username is the name of my first bicycle. Which I find highly suspicious.

LauraM

Thu, Mar 28, 2013 : 7:54 p.m.

I've participated in this race several times. The homemade Twinkies that people make for the contest are really, really good, nothing like the actual Twinkies. I googled some recipes and might try making some homemade Twinkies myself this year!

LauraM

Thu, Mar 28, 2013 : 7:59 p.m.

Maybe the women who post the fabulous food articles on this website could make homemade Twinkies for the contest!! I'm sure they would turn out way better than any I'd make! How about it, Mary Bilyeu and Jessica Webster!!

T.P.

Thu, Mar 28, 2013 : 7:16 p.m.

Ok 50 points for that title alone.

Ann Dwyer

Thu, Mar 28, 2013 : 7:48 p.m.

I'll take it!

Hmm

Thu, Mar 28, 2013 : 6:20 p.m.

I've seen some kind of bootleg Twinkie at Kroger. They looked horrible

Jenn McKee

Thu, Mar 28, 2013 : 5:57 p.m.

But Twinkies may be back! http://www.forbes.com/sites/abrambrown/2013/01/29/hostess-billonaire-investors-reportedly-moving-closer-to-buying-twinkies/