Sunday, February 8, 2009

Glaze Your Own Trail! KKC 2009

We've finally had time to rest and get our gastrointestinal tracts back "on track" now after the Krispy Kreme Challenge (KKC) 2009 yesterday! For those of you who haven't done it, it begins at the NCSU Belltower, then the participants run 2 miles to the Krispy Kreme Doughnut store, eat 12 doughnuts each, then run 2 miles back in under one hour. This is the fifth year they've had it, and this year they had 5,200 participants. Among those participants were Kirsten, Erik Staub, Tom Luben, Mike, and Dominic! Tom and Mike did the run AND finished the dozen doughnuts, while Erik and Kirsten were smarter and only ate a few. Dominic, I'm happy to say, didn't have any.
Tom and Erik showed off that they'd been training by turning in great times, while Mike, Kirst and Dominic mostly wished to "participate" rather than compete!
People dressed up in all sorts of fashions, and this year the weather (45 and sunny at the beginning) was sufficient that they didn't freeze as in past years. Always a crap shoot in February. With all the fun, crazy costumes, and doughnuts, the student group raised $35,000 for the NC Children's Hospital, which made everyone endure the achy muscles and indigestion a little bit better!


Robert said...

Jumbo, you look like you're about to toss your, donuts.

"Eat Like a Champion Today!"

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the idea of this :) I also love the pic of Mike and Dom, where Dom's reaching for the doughnuts... good boy!!!