The Krispy Kreme Challenge. Its a well known race in the area and in the world of runners due to its unique set-up. Run 2.5 miles. Eat 1 dozen doughnuts. Run 2.5 miles.
Sounds crazy doesn't it? Its all for a great cause though. All of the money raised goes to North Carolina Children's Hospital. One that we have personally been to and most grateful for.
Christopher has run in this race for 4 years. Roger for 3 and this year Joshua also joined in this year. (Yeah, for those that know him, he didn't quite do it all as described above. Not a great plan for one with diabetes.)
We met them at the half-way point (Krispy Kreme doughnut store) with extra water bottles. They have tables and tables filled with doughnuts and there are thousands of people standing around trying to eat a box full of doughnuts.
I don't think I mentioned that this race sells out every year.
We enjoy coming and seeing many of the runners in silly costumes. It is quite entertaining.
The race is a challenge not due to the length, but due to the difficulty of eating the doughnuts in the midst of the run. Some do it with relative ease.
Many struggle but manage to get it done.
Some don't even try to finish.
And others wish that they didn't.
As the runners leave, we head for home. It was fun to see them and support them. And to cheer them on in raising money for a great cause!
Hope your day is a sweet one.