The Krispy Kreme Challenge


Similar to most charity runs, the Krispy Kreme Challenge, also require some practice, albeit a slightly different kind.

The athletes don't have to spend months building up their endurance so that they can run mile after mile without collapsing. Instead they have to practice running with a stomach full of - you guessed it - Krispy Kreme donuts!

Now in its fifth year, the annual race involves running a two-mile distance from University of North Carolina State's bell tower to a Krispy Kreme store in Raleigh , feasting on a full-dozen glazed donuts and then running back to the bell tower - and the whole thing has to be completed within an hour.

While it may sound like a piece of donut, serious contenders say it is hard work walking, let alone running, with a stomach full of donuts! They therefore do spend some months preparing for the race - just not the way a normal marathon runner would !

In the end it's all worth it - The winner not only receives a golden donut medal, but also gets to take home five dozen of the yummy treats!

The race, which began as a challenge among ten university students, has grown into a major fund-raising event in five years. This year, over 5,000 contestants started the race and while there is no word on how many actually completed it, they did raise $35,000 USD for the North Carolina Children's Hospital. Not bad for an hour's worth of work that also includes 2,000 yummy calories.


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  • pokemongoplaya
    pokemongoplayaTuesday, October 18, 2016 at 10:55 am
    • baby ruthWednesday, May 25, 2016 at 10:08 am
      eat it all night and day
      • baby ruthWednesday, May 25, 2016 at 10:07 am
        love it
        • wowedFriday, December 25, 2015 at 10:14 am
          wow! that is soooooooooo cool
          • pupayy
            pupayyTuesday, April 14, 2015 at 1:01 pm
            Yum...krispy kreme. Charity never sounded so tasty! :)
            • wildpeep
              wildpeepTuesday, April 14, 2015 at 12:32 pm
              I would just have a krispy kerme challenge instead of running
              • blossom
                blossomFriday, April 10, 2015 at 12:13 am
                • animefan3
                  animefan3Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 7:58 am
                  Oh yummy
                  • bigmelo
                    bigmeloThursday, April 9, 2015 at 7:22 am
                    Yummy, yummy, in my tummy! Well, those donuts may be delicious, but I'm not sure if all that running back & forth will keep those donuts from regurgitating in a new form - vomit. Yummy anymore? ;)
                    • nikukyu
                      nikukyuMonday, December 1, 2014 at 2:52 am
                      They must love Krispy Kremes!
                      • bigmelo
                        bigmeloThursday, April 9, 2015 at 7:19 am
                        I know! I think I love them, too. :D