Jan 30, 2010

News: 6000 Set to Compete in the Krispy Kreme Challenge

On February 6, 2010, 6000 competitors are set to run in the Krispy Kreme Challenge at NC (North Carolina) State University.

The Challenge, which originally started out in 2004 as a dare between students, is a two mile run from the NC State bell tower to the nearest Krispy Kreme donut shop at the corner of Peace and Person St. in Raleigh.  Upon arrival at Krispy Kreme, each competitor must eat a full dozen Krispy Kreme donuts before dashing back two miles to the bell tower.  Furthermore, for challengers (casual participants are allowed to sign up as well), the Challenge must be completed in one hour or less.

This year, registration closed early with 6000 competitors on January 26, 2010 because there's simply not enough room for more people to compete.  Proceeds from the event benefits the North Carolina's Children's Hospital.  Last year, the event raised $35,000 for the hospital.

Of course what I'm wondering is, "How many people are going to throw up after trying to run two miles with a belly bloated with Krispy Kreme donuts and who has to clean it up?!"  This is definitely must-see TV (and by that I mean you should go in person) if you're in the area.

By the way, a dozen Krispy Kreme original glazed donuts contains 2400 calories (half of which comes from fat) 144 grams of fat, and 120 grams of sugar.  At least, if the participants can metabolize fast enough, they'll have plenty of energy!

More information about the event and its history is available at:


  1. can't believe so many people signed up for the challenge. 6 krispy kreme donuts, much as i love em, would be enough to put me into a food coma.

  2. Hm... I think a writer who ran it wrote something like "It was like running with a thrashing trout in your stomach."


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