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Registration is open for 2012 Krispy Kreme Challenge

Posted December 6, 2011

Do you love running? What about eating donuts?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to combine both of these activities?

Wonder no more. The Krispy Kreme Challenge combines the thrills of donut-eating with the agony of running 5 miles!

This annual event began in 2004 as a dare between a few North Carolina State University undergrads. Run from the campus bell tower to the Krispy Kreme and eat a dozen donuts, then run back. Sophomore Ben Gaddy was the first winner with a time of 34 minutes and 27 seconds.

It has only grown from there. Even making it onto Sports Illustrated’s “102 More Things You Gotta Do Before You Graduate.”

You can race alone or in teams. Some teams like to race in costume – which I love!

Registration recently opened for the 2012 challenge, which is being held on Feb. 4 starting at 8:30 a.m. It costs $20 for N.C. State students and $27 for non-N.C. State students.

Proceeds go to North Carolina Children's Hospital.

Spots fill up quickly so you need to register in advance.

I heard WRAL anchor Kelcey Carlson will even be running this year, possibly joined by other members of the Capitol Broadcasting family.

Will you be racing? Who from WRAL do you want to see compete and maybe I can talk them into it?


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  • scovert73 Dec 7, 2011

    Already signed up! Last year was my first year and it was the most fun I've ever had at a race. Can't wait for this year!

  • dwntwnboy Dec 7, 2011

    While interesting- I'll remain a spectator for this particular event. I like to enjoy my KKs too much to wolf down cold ones and have to run afterwards :-) Great event for a great cause!

  • oldrebel Dec 7, 2011

    Got my dozen last night and started that aspect of the training. ;)

  • lucasd06 Dec 6, 2011

    HECK YES!! I love the KK Challenge!! I'll have to start training and eating a dozen per day ;)