In Queens the city’s sweetest marathon is challenging participants to use both their running shoes while working their sweet tooth.

The 5K Cupcake Run returned to Astoria Park Saturday, October 12th for the 7th year. More than 150 participants ran the course, while stopping at three checkpoints to eat cupcakes. It was all to encourage residents to stay active, while also enjoying life, and some baked goods!

The even'ts founder Jason Feirman says “I love food a little bit more than I love running. So people all the time tell me oh, I would've never run a 5k, but I love cupcakes so this really inspired me to train and come out for my first ever run.”

The lucky winner received a sweet prize - a box of cupcakes and gift cards to local bakeries.