Krispy Kreme Challenge in Raleigh, NC is Spectacle Not To Be Missed.
The 8Th Annual Krispy Kreme Challenge took place yesterday in Raleigh, NC. The race which began as a dare between some NC State students has become a fantastic fund raiser for The NC Children's Hospital, this year they raised over $100,000.
The race starts at the NC State Bell tower on Campus and takes you on a course of about three miles to the Krispy Kreme Donut Shop on Peace Street, there you eat a dozen doughnuts and race back another 2 miles to the finish line. Yep you read that right eat a dozen doughnuts in the middle of a race!!
The race attracted close to 8,000 runners, walkers and eaters, it became hugely popular after Sports Illustrated put it at #85 on the “102 More Things You Gotta Do Before You Graduate” list. And now the challenge attracts runners from all over the country. It has a definite fun aspect with a lot of participants wearing costumes, teams all wearing the same outfits and lets be honest here, I couldn't eat a dozen doughnuts in a week let alone 10 minutes.
There are a number of techniques to pulling off this feat of bravado, the most common and recognised is to squish four doughnuts together, making them as flat as possible and stuff them in your gob, with large quantities of water. Another is to dip the doughnuts in water which removes some of the sugar, and the least favourite is to gorge the doughnuts and then throw up......Very few opted for this option, but some!
Raleigh is a wonderful diverse city, which is growing by leaps and bounds and having a college campus downtown has a large role to play in that.
No I did not have a doughnut!