2017 Krispy Kreme Challenge to benefit UNC Children’s

North Carolina State University’s most infamous tradition, the Krispy Kreme Challenge, returns on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 to raise funds for UNC Children’s.

The K2 Challenge is a 5-mile race that attracts a wide range of runners from beginners to serious competitors. Beginning at the N.C. State Bell Tower, Challengers run 2.5 miles to the Krispy Kreme store in Raleigh and, after eating a full dozen of Krispy Kreme doughnuts, must run 2.5 miles back. Participants who register as Casual runners will still receive a t-shirt and a dozen doughnuts but can eat them at their leisure. Runners can also choose the No Doughnut option when registering.

For the fourth year in a row, there will be a Tar Healers team. The team is open to anyone at UNC Children’s and their family, friends and colleagues. You can join this team by registering here: https://www.crowdrise.com/unc-childrens-tar-healers.

This year’s race kicks off at 8:30 am. To register for the race or for more information please visit the K2 Challenge website. To date, the Krispy Kreme Challenge race has raised over $1M to support patient programs and services at UNC Children’s.

Contact Anna Lee Clark at or 919-966-7228 for more information.