So last weekend was the 2010 Krispy Kreme Challenge, a race in Raleigh, NC where 6,000 racers compete to scarf more than 72,000 glazed donuts and RUN 4 MILES to raise more money for the NC Children’s Hospital.
This is now one of the most famous and hilarious eating races in the Nation:
The Krispy Kreme Challenge started in December 2004 as a dare between a few North Carolina State undergraduate students. Sophomore Ben Gaddy took home bragging rights that afternoon, running the race in 34 minutes and 27 seconds. After receiving positive coverage from campus news papers and being placed as #85 on the “102 More Things You Gotta Do Before You Graduate” by Sports Illustrated. On Campus, organizers decided to publicize the Krispy Kreme Challenge and turn it into something that would not only be an event to bring together people from all over the country, but also to benefit an important cause along the way. It was no surprise, when organizers selected The NC Children’s Hospital as the most deserving beneficiary of this ultimate collegiate challenge.
A couple of friend’s raced and one actually placed in the top 300 competitors! I did not participate because I’ve seen a video showing what happens when you run 2 miles with 12 donuts in your belly (those of you that have done the dairy challenge may feel me) and I read this article.
If you’re racing competitively (Challenger division), here is the race:
- Run 2 miles.
- Eat 1 dozen donuts
- Run 2 more miles
- Don’t throw up
- Do steps 1-4 in under 1 hour.
Ah…#4 and #5 – that’s the painful part. Congratulations to all those that took part! Especially those that dressed up!
Here is a video taken by some friends – notice all the folks standing around eating donuts. Delicious Krispy Kreme Donuts, made fresh right here in the Great State of North Carolina.
Could you do it?