General Race Information

 

The Race Location:

 

2011 Hillsborough St Raleigh, NC, 27607

 

The NC State Memorial Belltower is the start and end of the Krispy Kreme Challenge - It's also a great spot to cheer on friends and family!

 
 

WHEN IS THE 2018 KRISPY KREME CHALLENGE?

The date of the 13th annual Krispy Kreme Challenge race will be announced soon! Registration for the 2018 Challenge will open on October 14th, 2017. Click here to go to the registration page.

The race starts at 8:30am and race bibs can be picked up by the Memorial Belltower from 7 - 8am that morning. Registration will still be open on race day.


WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CHALLENGER, CASUAL, and no doughnut RUNNER?

The Challenger category is for runners who wish to take on The Challenge and claim victory by consuming all twelve doughnuts and completing the race in under one hour.  Only runners registered as Challengers will be considered eligible for winning. The Casual category is for runners who wish to take a more leisurely approach to the Challenge and enjoy as many or as few doughnuts as they wish. The No Doughnut category is for runners who wish to run the race but not eat any doughnuts.

Challenger, Casual, and No Doughnut runners all begin the race at the same time and receive a race shirt. Only Challenger and Casual runners receive a box of doughnuts. There is no penalty for runners who register as a Challenger but do not complete The Challenge. Registration fees are the same for all categories.


DO YOU HAVE TO EAT THE DOUGHNUTS?

No. You can register as a No Doughnut Runner if you do not want to eat any doughnuts or as a Casual Runner if you want to eat just a few doughnuts. You can also race back to the Belltower with your box of doughnuts to enjoy with your friends and family later. However, to be considered for awards you must be registered as a Challenger, eat all twelve doughnuts, and complete the race in under one hour


Can I run with a jogging stroller?

The Krispy Kreme Challenge is a family-friendly affair, so we encourage you to bring doughnut-lovers of all ages. For the safety of our participants, we ask that all strollers start at the back.


My Child Wants to Participate. Do I need to register him/her?

We ask that all participants 8 years and older be registered to race.  Children younger than 8 are free to run alongside their parents or be pushed in a stroller.


Can I Bring My Dog to Race Day?

 At this time dogs, with the exception of guide, hearing, and service dogs, are not permitted to run alongside their owners.  Spectators are free to bring their pets as long as they are on a leash, off the race route, and away from the donuts!


Where can I find the 2018 race packet?

The 2018 Race Packet is not yet available. Please check back in the future for more details.