Krispy Kreme Challenge 2014


[For immediate release] University students continue the newest tradition at NC State


RALEIGH, N.C. – Students at North Carolina State University have announced the 10th Annual Krispy Kreme Challenge, which will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 8:30 AM. The Krispy Kreme Challenge is a completely-student organized charty race benefiting the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. Starting as a competition between a few friends, it has grown to include over 8,000 runners and raised $184,000 for the N.C. Children’s Hospital in 2013. To date, the organization has raised $558,000.

To complete the Krispy Kreme Challenge competitors begin at the North Carolina State University Memorial Belltower, run 2.5 miles through scenic downtown Raleigh to the Krispy Kreme store at the corner of Peace and Person Streets, eat 1 dozen doughnuts, and run 2.5 miles back to the Belltower — all in under an hour. Participants can also sign up as Casual Runners, who are not required to eat all of the doughnuts, or Supporters, who do not run in the race but do receive a race T-shirt.

The 2014 Krispy Kreme Challenge is set to be the biggest challenge to date, with a cap of 8,100 runners. Race organizers expect to reach this cap quickly. Several new initiatives are also being implemented this year, including the opportunity for team and individual fundraising. See the Get Involved page for more information.

Registration for this year’s race will open on December 1. For more information on registration, see our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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