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Teams from over 25 states and several different countries join the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest ranks every year for one reason - to live the first-hand experience of the greatest BBQ party on the planet. Teams compete in four different categories during the contest including whole hog, shoulder, rib and patio porker. Round up your buddies or coworkers, we're serious about barbecue 'round here.

The 40th annual World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest takes place May 17-20, 2017. Don't miss it!

Big Hog Run

Think you have what it takes to join the big hogs at #WCBCC17?

Picture grown men and women, draped in their favorite pig gear and prepared to run the most grueling 0.2K race of their lives; that's what you'll find at the Big Hog Run.

The spectacle begins at historic Beale Street and Main and finishes at Riverside Dr just 656 feet later. This rigorous World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest event is open to competition team members and #WCBCC judges only. 

Prize money is awarded for the top five finishers, including $1,000 for the first place "athlete."  Even if you don't walk away with a top five finish, every registrant still receives a shirt and medal.

Space for this entertaining event is limited, make sure to register today!

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