Krispy Kreme Challenge returns Feb. 5

N.C. State's most infamous tradition, the Krispy Kreme Challenge, returns for a seventh year on Saturday, Feb. 5, to raise money for the N.C. Children's Hospital. Beginning at the N.C. State Bell Tower, challengers run two miles to the Krispy Kreme store on Peace Street in Raleigh and, after downing a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts, run the two miles back. All in one hour.

Though all running slots are full, you can still register online as a "donuter supporter" for $10 and get a commemorative event t-shirt.

The K2 Challenge attracts a wide range of runners from beginners to serious competitors hailing from all corners of the country. Last year's Challenge raised $55K for the Children's Hospital, but with an expected participation of 7,500 runners (the largest group to date), NCSU organizers are expecting the 2011 race to be the highest grossing race yet. Learn more on the K2 Challenge website.