2011 Krispy Kreme Challenge – Running with Doughnuts – Info and video

Have you heard about the Krispy Kreme Challenge in Raleigh, N.C.? Basically the Krispy Kreme challenge is a race that 7500 people have decided to take on, which consists of eating a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts, and then running two miles immediately after. Yeah…I’m nauseous too. Watch the video clip below to see contestants from the Krispy Kreme challenge. You can learn more about the challenge on the official website.

Krispy Kreme doughnuts are famous in their own right, in fact, they are somewhat of a delicacy down South. As a University of Tennessee alum, I fondly remember 3:00am trips to the 24-hour Krispy Kreme with my dorm mates on more than one occasion.

Krispy Kreme doughnuts have celebrity fans as well. Jimmy Buffett even franchised the chain in Florida so he could get his doughnut fix!

The Krispy Kreme Challenge is an annual student operated race in Raleigh, North Carolina benefiting the NC Children’s Hospital. Beginning in 2004 with a mere 12 participants,

KKC Runners

the race has grown exponentially to a whopping 5500 runners in 2009. The race has rapidly become one of NC State University’s newest traditions.

Beginning at the NC State Belltower, each runner runs 2 miles to the Krispy Kreme store located on Peace St. in Raleigh. After downing a full dozen of the famous Krispy Kreme doughnuts, the runner must run the 2 miles back. All in one hour.


The challenge attracts a wide range of runners from beginners to serious competitors hailing from all corners of the country. With an expected participation of 7,500 runners, we are expecting the 2011 race to be our greatest (and most beneficial) race yet.

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North Carolina’s Children’s Hospital serves children who are sick or injured. We are located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and provide advanced, comprehensive care in a family-focused, child-friendly environment. The Children’s Hospital has the physicians, nurses, staff and faciliites to care for seriously ill or injured children who require complex care.



Download the 2011 Race Packet for participant information.


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      • Om
      • February 6th, 2011

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