Food Porn: Krispy Kreme Challenge 2012


By Will T. - Posted on 13 February 2012

Krispy Kreme Challenge

Probably the most masochistic form of food porn of all time, the Krispy Kreme Challenge is a now legendary race that runs through the heart of downtown Raleigh. The object, for those of you not familiar with this hilariously awesome feat, is to start from the belltower on NC State's campus, run over 2 miles to the Krispy Kreme on Peace Street, eat a dozen glazed donuts, then run all the way back to the belltower. Essentially, one runs almost five miles, during which they consume 2400 calories, and 144 grams of fat. Delicious! Here's a link to the actual race route.

 

Here's the hardest part - to avoid disqualification, one cannot throw up. This is no small task, just ask my old college roommate. He ran in the race in 2008, and when he got back to the house, he was as white as a ghost, and couldn't eat anything for the rest of the day!

 

The event was first dreamed up by former NC State basketball walk-on Chris McCoy, back in 2004. At the time, only a handful of people competed in his special challenge. Now, thousands of people run in it every year, with all proceeds donated to the North Carolina Children's Hospital. For more information, check out http://www.krispykremechallenge.com/frequently-asked-questions-faqs.

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