Krispy Kreme Challenge | NCSU Campus: Caldwell Hall | Get Outside | Indy Week
This is a past event.

Krispy Kreme Challenge 

When: Sat., Feb. 5, 8:30 a.m. 2011
krispykremechallenge.com

If you've never seen the gorge-fest up close, this is a must. To compete in the race, runners must make it from N.C. State's Bell Tower to the Krispy Kreme store on Peace Street (a distance of two miles), scarf down a dozen glazed doughnuts and then trudge back to the Bell Tower, all within an hour. If you're wondering how runners keep it all down, the answer is, they don't. Take it from someone who volunteered last year; by the time runners make it to the water station after the Krispy Kreme stop, the doughnuts are making an unwelcome reappearance on the street. Take into account that more than 7,000 people usually compete in this race, and you can understand why ESPN chose to feature it in one of its "bizarre sports" segments. Although it's too late to register as a runner, officials welcome spectators along the sidelines to cheer on the regurgitating masses. All proceeds from the race benefit the N.C. Children's Hospital. See the racers anywhere between the Bell Tower and the Krispy Kreme on Peace Street at 8:30 a.m. —Lauren Shute

Enter your starting address (include city or postal code):

(directions will appear below map)

Nearby

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

© 2016 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation