2101 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC 27695

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2,400 calories, 12 doughnuts, 5 miles, 1 hour.  The mantra of the Krispy Kreme Challenge epitomizes a test of physical fitness and gastrointestinal fortitude.  What started as a challenge among 10 friends has transformed into a nationally publicized charity race, and the No. 1 tradition to complete before graduating from NC State University. The Krispy Kreme Challenge is UNC Children’s Hospital’s largest unrestricted donor, having donated over $2 million since its inception in 2004.

Participants begin the challenge at the Memorial Belltower on NC State's campus in Raleigh, North Carolina. Runners then travel 2.5 miles through historic downtown Raleigh to the Krispy Kreme located at the intersection of Peace and Person streets, where they attempt to consume one dozen original glazed doughnuts. The hardest part of the challenge awaits them as they run 2.5 miles back to the Memorial Belltower. There is an option for more casual runners who wish to not consume any doughnuts or to run the race at their own pace.

This is the Krispy Kreme Challenge.

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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, NC State will honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities. Direct accommodation requests to:

Andrew Siphanthone at andrew.siphanthone@krispykremechallenge.com, Sydney McCoyat sydney.mccoy@krispykremechallenge.com, Travis Nguyen at travis.nguyen@krispykremechallenge.com or Jalen Lucas  at jalen.lucas@krispykremechallenge.com.

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