Fayetteville goes nuts for donut run

June 9, 2017 by  

Residents in Fayetteville and the rest of Cumberland County are excited for the First Inaugural Krispy Kreme Challenge. The event combines athletic activity with gastrointestinal fortitude in one tough challenge.

First started by the University of North Carolina, the Krispy Kreme Challenge is a fundraiser that goes to support the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. The competition revolves around a five-mile race and a box of donuts. Participants have to run the first two and a half miles of the course, eat a dozen donuts, then complete the second half of the race. Though seen as a rite of passage at UNC, this will be the first time such an event has been held in Fayetteville.

The course will run through the historic downtown area for the first half and Festival Park for the second half. The event will be timed and prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers overall as well as the top male and female in each category. All participants will also get a t-shirt with a special logo design for the event. Participants who don’t feel up to the full challenge can choose to split the donuts with family or even take parts of the race as a team.

The Krispy Kreme Challenge will be held on June 17 starting at 8:00 a.m. at Festival Park, located at 335 Ray Ave. Registration costs $30 per person, $40 for a parent and child, $55 for a team of two, and $60 for a family. Anyone looking for more information should visit the website.