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Krispy Kreme Challenge (virtual event)

  • Dates: February 5, 2022
  • Presenting Organization: North Carolina State University
  • Venue: NCSU Memorial Belltower
  • Location: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Address: 2011 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Times: Race start TBD
  • Admission: Participants, $45 and up; free to spectators


2,400 calories, 12 doughnuts, five miles, one hour. The mantra of the Krispy Kreme Challenge epitomizes the 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 number-one tradition to complete before graduating from North Carolina State University (NCSU). All proceeds from the Krispy Kreme Challenge are donated to the N.C. Children's Hospital so that its staff can continue to provide the best care and facilities for their patients.

Note that this event has been changed to a virtual race for 2022. See website for more details.