5 Boro Pizza Challenge
Five slices. Five boros. One day.
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Only in New York City
Experience the best pizza in New York City as you maneuver across the five boros without using a car.
The 5 Boro Pizza Challenge is the ultimate test of urban navigation ingenuity and gastrointestinal fortitude. And all for a great cause.
HOW IT WORKS
On Saturday, September 28, we'll gather by the Red Cube (140 Broadway in lower Manhattan). At 11 a.m. sharp, we’ll hand you a list of five carefully selected pizzerias, one in each borough, and the challenge will begin!
You'll plot your course across the city, eat a slice at each pizzeria, take a photo and tag #5boropizzachallenge.
Return to the finish line after party (location TBD). Once your photo proof is verified, you will have successfully completed the 5 Boro Pizza Challenge.
Everyone gets a t-shirt; those who successfully complete the Challenge receive the coveted 5 Boro Pizza Challenge finisher medal.
The first team or individual to complete the challenge will earn the title of 5 Boro Pizza Challenge 2019 Champion — a distinction which comes with serious bragging rights, and other cool prizes.
5 BORO PIZZA CHALLENGE CHAMPIONS
Team Comet Pizza
(Adam Watters, Mike Shafland, Alex Menche)
Jessica Halloran and Chris Norton
A GOOD CAUSE
The 5 Boro Pizza Challenge is a fundraiser for Transportation Alternatives, New York City’s leading advocate for walking, biking and public transit.
TAKE THE 2019 CHALLENGE
Each year, we choose a pizzeria in each borough for 5 Boro Pizza Challengers to visit. Here are the locations from past events, in alphabetical order by borough (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island)
2018: Best Italian Pizza, Luigi's Pizza, Sal & Carmine Pizza, Sunnyside Pizza, Pier 76
2017: Golden Pizza, Best Pizza, Prince Street Pizza, Polito's Pizza, Paulie's Pizzeria
2016: Giovanni's Pizza, Front Street Pizza, Joe's Pizza, sLICe, Pier 76
5 Boro Pizza Challenge Returns for a Third Year
Times Ledger, September 19, 2018
Get Your Appetite Ready: The 5 Boro Pizza Challenge Returns Sept. 22
Metro, August 31, 2018
NYers Traverse 5 Boroughs for 5 Pizza Slices in Annual Competition
NY1 News, September 23, 2017
New Yorkers Prepare for the 5 Boro Pizza Challenge
PIX 11 News, September 20, 2017
The Five Boro Pizza Challenge Is Back And 100% A Real Pizza Eating Competition
Gothamist, September 12, 2017
Eat the Best Slice of NYC Pizza in All Five Boroughs on this Crawl
Time Out, July 19, 2017
5 Boro Pizza Challenge Marries NYC Love of Slices and Mass Transit
AM New York, July 28, 2016
Eat Pizza, Stick It To Cars, This Saturday On The 5 Boro Pizza Crawl
Gothamist, July 28, 2016
5 Slices, 5 Boroughs, Zero Cars: Eat Pizza Across NYC to Raise Money for Transportation Alternatives
Brokelyn, July 22, 2016
The 5 Boro Pizza Challenge is Competitive Eating Meets the Amazing Race
Time Out, June 17, 2016
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