Krispy Kreme Race

Raleigh, NC (WVLT) - Thousands gathered in North Carolina for the ultimate race involving tracking for four miles, some of it on a full stomach!

Most people hardly eat a light breakfast before a race, let alone an entire box of doughnuts. Over 7,000 people gathered in Raleigh for the Krispy Kreme challenge, but only over 5,500 crossed the finsih line.

Competitors had to run two miles. Once they reached the end, they were required to eat a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts before continuing back for another two miles to the finish line.

The winner finished in 29 minutes and 31 seconds.

The money raised from the race went to the local Children's Hospital. This year they made $100,000 for the hospital (that's nearly double what they raised last year).

Krispy Kreme race began in 2004 with a small group of people as a dare, and it's become more popular ever since.


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