Friday, February 01, 2008

At the Intersection of Running and Donuts


It’s been too long since I blogged about running and donuts, two old loves of mine. I never thought of combining the two, but Krispy Kreme did,

To Complete the Krispy Kreme Challenge is to:

1) Run 2 miles from the NC State Belltower to the Krispy Kreme on Peace Street.
2) Eat 1 dozen donuts.
3) Run 2 miles back to the Belltower.
4) Do all this in under one hour.

People always ask if puking is allowed. Don’t puke on purpose. That’s not fair to the rest of us. Keeping the doughnuts down is the real challenge, don’t cheat yourself!


Got that? Puking is OK, just don’t do it on purpose.

Too bad – it was last Saturday.

Hat tip: Big Armed Woman

2 comments:

Data Babble said...

That's a new one for me... has to be difficult to keep a dozen donuts down...

julienj said...

There's an annual event at Swarthmore College, the 4 x donut race, in which runners have to eat a donut before each of four laps. A total of one mile and 4 donuts is much less extreme, but vomiting causes disqualification.

It also reminds me of a story about the former figure skating champion, Christopher Bowman, who tragically just died at the age of 40. He was known as being indifferent about training, and when his coach found him with three boxes of donuts, it was the last straw. His coach made him eat all the donuts and then gave him a lesson that focused on spins.