We all know Lorelai would never, ever want a big fuss to be made over her birthday…so of course, she would never want a giant pizza brought in on a crane. But we did it anyway!

Cheese burns be darned, this huge 4-inch dangler medal of Stars Hollow’s largest pizza is brought to you on a silver 3D molded crane and is (believe it) scratch and sniff — it actually smells like pizza!

Lorelai might have wanted to avoid a birthday party for herself, but there are a lot of kids who deserve their own birthday party. That’s why Chilton Running Club was honored to announce that our charity partner for this event was Simon Says Give. Founded by then 7-year-old, Mandi Simon, Simon Says Give engages kids that want to be involved in philanthropy and provides them with the opportunity to be involved in the giving. Their primary effort is to provide birthday celebrations to children who would otherwise not be able to celebrate the day their special day. They also hold the world record for stuffing 8,148 backpacks (in 8 hours!) for kids in need.

To learn more about this amazing organization, visit simonsaysgive.org

The BD-Day 12k raised $3,012.17 to benefit Simon Says Give.