Competitive Eating Meets Triathlon with 2012 Devour Des Moines

Could you eat the Mini Meatloaf Dinner from High Life Lounge and then bike 5 miles? Or maybe it’s more your style to eat a Breakfast Burrito from The Library Café and then run 3 miles. Either way, it’s time to put your competitive eating and athletic skills to the test with Devour Des Moines 2012 as you “tri to eat it all.”

Devour Des Moines will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2012 from 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.. The event will start and end at El Bait Shop and make its way throughout downtown Des Moines during the competition. Devour Des Moines teams, which consist of four members, will compete in a relay-style race with each team member completing an eating challenge and an athletic challenge at each race leg. At the final leg, all team members will come together to complete the final eating and athletic challenges as a team.

Which leg of the race would you take on?

Leg 1: Breakfast burrito from The Library Café and a 3 mile run
Leg 2: An ear Iowa grown Deardorff sweet corn from Buy Fresh, Buy Local, chips with a side of Juan O’Sullivan’s hot salsa and a 2 mile run/lap swim at YMCA
Leg 3: Cheese pizza from Fong’s Pizza and a 3 mile run
Leg 4: Mini meatloaf dinner from High Life Lounge and a 5 mile bike ride
Leg 5: A basket of Mo’Rub wings from El Bait Shop and a team run around the block

It’s all for a good cause!

The money raised from Devour Des Moines will benefit The Greater Des Moines Chapter of Buy Fresh, Buy Local, who is “dedicated to connecting the Greater Des Moines community to local farm-fresh food as a means to supporting a healthier population and promoting greater economic growth.”

Participation is limited to only 50 teams and the cost per team is $120. Teams have until Wednesday, August 1 to register for Devour Des Moines. To register or for more information, visit: and check out their nifty video below.

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