BROOKLYN, N.Y., June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Get ready for one beefy weekend – National Jerky Day, June 12, is coming! In celebration of the meatiest holiday around, Jack Link's and Sasquatch present the Ultimeat Meatathon obstacle challenge in McCarren Park, during the Northside Festival on June 11-12.
Taking place on National Jerky Day weekend, Jack Link's is inviting all to earn their meat sweats by running, jumping or swinging by the 612 foot long Ultimeat Meatathon course and conquering some sweet obstacles, including the:
- Feed Your Wild Side Jump: Scale a cargo net up to a platform. Sasquatch says jump.
- Jerky Crawl: The steaks have never been lower. Crawl on your hands and knees through a meaty maze.
- Forest Stump Jump: Channel Sasquatch and make your way across a field of stumps, without touching the ground.
- Jerky Traverse Climbing Wall: I'll never let go, jerky, I'll never let go. You'd better not.
- Hangry Gauntlet: Your big chance to fight off hangry, one punch at a time.
Top Ultimeat Meatathon participants will fuel their wild sides and medal in meat, with a year's supply of mouthwatering jerky on the line. Additionally, every participant will feel like a winner at the ongoing National Jerky Day meat sweats celebration, a finish-line party where Jack Link's will be giving away wild stuff, like free jerky samples, swag and more throughout the weekend.
"National Jerky Day is the meatiest time of the year and no one can celebrate this holiday like Jack Link's," said Tom "TD" Dixon, chief marketing officer at Jack Link's. "We're pumped to host the Ultimeat Meatathon and give race hopefuls the chance to feed and fuel their wild sides, and to proudly show us their meat sweats, all to bring home the jerky."
Interested? Head to JackLinks.com/jerkyday for event details; registration will take place at the event. Sasquatch will be waiting.
Jack Link's Ultimeat Meatathon at Northside Festival
776 Lorimer St.
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Enter on Bedford Avenue
June 11-12, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily
The Ultimeat Meatathon is a celebration of the fifth annual National Jerky Day, a holiday Jack Link's created in 2012. For jerky lovers not able to join the Ultimeat Meatathon, don't fret. Jack Link's has some meaty surprises in store to help everyone celebrate National Jerky Day. Stay tuned on JackLinks.com, or stop by Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
For more information on Jack Link's or to purchase your favorite protein snacks, visit JackLinks.com. And don't forget, on June 11-12, meat us at the Ultimeat Meatathon finish line.
Jack Link's®– Feed Your Wild Side™
Jack Link's is a global leader in protein snacks and the No. 1 meat snack manufacturer worldwide. Headquartered in Minong, Wis., Jack Link's is a family-owned company that represents a heritage of quality and consumer trust, with the mission to Feed Your Wild Side. Jack Link's offers more than 100 premium protein snacks in a variety of flavors, sizes and price points, appealing to nearly every consumer and occasion. Check out JackLinks.com for more information on the brand.
About Northside Festival:
Northside Festival is a seven-day discovery event June 6-12 where over 100,000 creatives and cultural trendsetters descend on what has been called "Brooklyn's very own SXSW" to discover the future of music, innovation and content with artists and thought leaders that live at the center of creativity. Now in its eighth year, the festival consumes virtually every venue, concert space and screening room in the Williamsburg and Greenpoint neighborhoods of Brooklyn.
Northside Festival is the flagship event of Northside Media Group, which develops and sells content, community and experiences inspired by the Brooklyn culture to brands, readers and audiences.
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