Sunday, January 28, 2007

Have a Krispy Kreme Day!

Saturday morning, Mike and I joined the 1,380 doughnut lovers at the NC State belltower for the Krispy Kreme Challenge. (Left: Mike, Alan, Adam) Mike and I both finished in under an hour (Mike: 44:41), (Alan: 48:36). See official results here. All said and done, the race raised $10,300 for the NC children's hospital! The event was a huge success and a great time was had by all. The fastest time was an incredible 24:32 which just blows our minds.

The physical and mental challenge of running, eating and entire dozen doughnuts and running again was too much for some competitors as you can see. To give you an idea of how unique this event was, instead of water stations for the runners on the return trip that you might find on a normal running event all that could be found were doughnut stations where all you could get was a hot glazed doughnut.

I am glad to report however that Mike and I held down the full dozen like the real men we are. Thats 2400 calories, 120 grams of sugar, and 48 grams of trans fat. MMMMmmm good. We then proceeded to sleep late into the afternoon. We will definitely be back next year when the event will undoubtedly be even bigger.

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