I ran the Krispy Kreme Challenge a couple of weeks ago. We have run it many times and people always ask why? It is one of the most fun races in Raleigh. The runners always have great costumes so there is always something fun to distract you from the fact that you are running five miles You get doughnuts! What could be better than that?

Ok here is a little known fact. You don’t have to eat all the doughnuts to participate. You can get your dozen and enjoy them later. Just register as a casual runner and have fun with it. The crowd is amazing.

There is a group of people that always hand out bacon after the doughnut stop. There is also a group of trombone players on the course that entertain the runners with great music as you go by.

And finally, the money raised from this race goes to a wonderful cause, The UNC Children’s Hospital. If you are looking for something fun to do next year mark your calendar and join me at the starting line for the Krispy Kreme Challenge.