Krispy Kreme Challenge

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More than 7,000 boxes of donuts lined Person Street Saturday, waiting for the runners to turn the corner and head toward Raleigh’s Krispy Kreme store. Runners begin the five-mile course at NCSU’s Bell Tower. They stop halfway at the Krispy Kreme store to scarf down one dozen donuts before running back to the Bell Tower.

There are two types of runners, the casual runners who may or may not eat the dozen donuts and  the challengers, who are running to complete the race in one hour – including doughnut-eating time.

The methods for quickly eating a dozen donuts are many, from the nibblers, to the mashers (where they take three or more donuts and mash them together before taking a bite), to drowning them in water and then jamming into their mouth.

No matter the type of runner or the method of eating . . all runners are expected to have fun!

All money from the race goes to the N.C. Children’s Hospital in Chapel Hill.  Last year the race raised $122,000 for the hospital.

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