Krispy Kreme Challenge in Raleigh, NC is Spectacle Not To Be Missed

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Krispy Kreme Challenge in Raleigh, NC is Spectacle Not To Be Missed.

Krispy Kreme Challenge

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!!Krispy Kreme Challenge

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!

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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!

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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi David - No Problem! I grew up with Krispy Kreme in Atlanta - all through high school, my regular lunch was 4 kk's and a co'cola. And we would cruise by the shop and if we saw the light flashing, that meant they just came out of the oven and we couldn't resist stopping in for a dozen each. So when they came to Colorado a while back, I amazed and appaled my wife by eating a dozen in about 20 minutes - they still taste like home. But I'm not 16 anymore and there's no way I could get away with it regularly anymore.

Feb 06, 2012 09:21 AM #1
David O'Doherty
Raleigh Realty Inc - Clayton, NC
Clayton NC Homes, Raleigh, NC

Dick, A true pro, you should sign up for next year!

Feb 06, 2012 10:00 PM #2
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