Krispy Kreme Challenge registration logo

Krispy Kreme Challenge

Join us on 02/01/2021

(race date estimated)

Krispy Kreme Challenge Race Description

The Krispy Kreme Challenge is a student run, charity based race dedicated to supporting the mission of the North Carolina Children's Hospital. We strive for a safe and fun event to bring together both the local community and the international running scene to compete in a unique challenge of both athletic and gastrointestinal skill.

Category Overview

The Challenger category is for individual runners who wish to take on The Challenge and claim victory by consuming all 12 doughnuts and completing the race in under one hour. Only runners registered as Challengers will be eligible for winning, but there is no penalty for runners who register as Challenger but do not complete The Challenge.

The Casual category is for individual 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 individual runners who know they do not want to eat doughnuts on race day. You will receive a different bib than the other runners to tell our volunteers not to give you doughnuts.

The Challenger Team category is for groups of runners who wish to band together as they take on the Challenge, competing against other Challenger teams in an effort to average the lowest team time and claim victory. To be eligible for awards, Challenger Teams must have 6 runners.

The Casual Team category is for groups of runners who wish to take a more leisurely approach to the Challenge, but want to do so with friends! Casual teams may be as big or small as desired and will have the opportunity to claim a victory of their own by competing in various competitions leading up to the race.

No Doughnut Teams are just like Casual Teams, but without any doughnuts on race day. 

Regardless of category, all runners pay the same registration fees, start at the same time, and receive their own t-shirt. For more information, please visit

Get ready for the Krispy Kreme Challenge

Share this Raleigh Race

    Krispy Kreme Challenge Where & When

  • Location: Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Race Date: 2020/02/01 08:00:00 AM (Saturday)
  • Categories:
    • Challenger
    • Casual
    • No Doughnut
    • Casual Team
    • Challenger Team
    • No Doughnut Team

Krispy Kreme Challenge Reviews

4.9 - 4 reviews

Review Krispy Kreme Challenge

Most Helpful Review
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
DO NUT miss this event

LOVE the KK Challenge. May it NEVER leave NCSU!!!

most helpful race review Stephen G.1/1 found this review helpful.

Page: 1

Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2015 Race Review
Review On:
Most Fun you'll ever have running Five Miles

I'm a casual runner and have done a number of races. The Krispy Kreme Challenge is the absolute best! It's so fun, well organized, and all for a great cause. It was really quite amazing to be in a sea of 7,000 people running down the streets of Raleigh. The people, the atmosphere.. It was just AWESOME! So fun! You gotta do this race at least once in your life!

Course: 4.5/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2016 Race Review
Review On:
Must do before you graduate!

They say it is the #1 Student Tradition for NCSU students and I agree! Everyone must do this before their four years are over at State. Amazing race with an amazing cause and it is entirely staffed by students!!

Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2016 Race Review
Review On:
Most fun I had my entire freshman year!

I ran the challenge and ate all 12 donuts in under 50 minutes and had so much fun while doing it!! Definitely will do every year at State and hopefully after that! Great Tradition and Cause!

Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2018 Race Review
Review On:
DO NUT miss this event

LOVE the KK Challenge. May it NEVER leave NCSU!!!

Page: 1

View all Krispy Kreme Challenge reviews.

Other Races You May Want to Consider

The Tactical Games - Autryville, NC

 - Jun 12th, 2021
DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? There is a small group of men and women out there who have the technical and tactical skills to compete at the top level of tactical athletes. The Tactical Games is the premier venue to test those skills, and to crown ... read more

Dragon Obstacle Course Race

 - May 8th, 2021
Dragon Obstacle Course Race event will have multiple race options to choose from (OPEN 5k, ELITE, OPEN Multiple lap, and an Endurance challenge) Dragon OCR distance will vary depending on the wave selected with 20+ obstacles. The May 8th  2021 ... read more

Tactical Games University at The Range Complex

 - May 15th, 2021
 Tactical Games University- Competitor Course Level 1   As the saying goes, “there is no substitute for experience.” The Tactical Games University delivers students concise instruction based on proven techniques that will eleva... read more

Bullpen Fitness 5K

 - Nov 6th, 2021
  COMING THIS FALL... The 3rd Bullpen 5K in support of the Autism Society!   This FREE 5K run/walk is open to anyone and everyone! We will start at Huck Sansbury and wind through the nearby neighborhoods for 3.1 miles.   Since th... read more

Trooper Samuel Bullard 5K

 - Apr 24th, 2021
Coming to the rolling hills of beautiful Elkin in the heart of the Yadkin Valley, it's Trooper Samuel Bullard 5K!  The 5k course loops through the historic downtown area. Trooper Samuel Bullard 5K will benefit the NC Trooper Association Caisson... read more

2021 Cal Tri DC - 9.12.2021

 - Aug 22nd, 2021
Cal Tri Events is pleased to announce the addition of 2021 Cal Tri DC - 9.12.21 to the recent national expansion.2021 CAL TRI DC - 9.12.21 is located 30 miles south of Washington DC in General Smallwood State Park in Charles County, Maryla... read more

3K Walk & Sneaker Drive

 - May 8th, 2021
A Race To benefit the homeless. Clean out your closet and drop off your pre-worn sneakers to donate. ... read more

Fireball Dash and Splash

 - Aug 7th, 2021
Fireball Dash and Splash involves a one mile dash start at Elkton Brewery and a one mile tube float down the Shenandoah River(from Riverside Park) to the Town of Elkton Boat Landing (on Old Spotswood Trail). Participant parking is located at race fi... read more

2021 Cal Tri Fry's Spring - 6.27.21

 - Jun 27th, 2021
2021 Cal Tri Fry's Spring  - 6.27.21 is a Sprint triathlon that starts and finishes at Fry’s Springs Beach Club. It features a 400-meter swim in a 50-meter pool, a 12-mile rolling bike course, and a 5K run.  Sprint = Sprint + Sprint ... read more

2021 Cal Tri Lake Monticello - 5.2.21

 - May 2nd, 2021
2021 CAL TRI LAKE MONTICELLO - 5.2.21 is located in central Virginia only 15 miles from Charlottesville where athletes and supporters will get the opportunity to appreciate the virtually unlimited list of things to do in the heart of historic V... read more

Raleigh, NC Weather

Krispy Kreme Challenge weather history
  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of February 1st, Raleigh, NC can expect temperatures between 34℉ and 43℉ with humidity around 80% and precipitation of 0.43".
    Last year the weather condition was Patchy rain possible.
  • Raleigh, NC current weather
  • Clouds 71℉ Clouds

  • Join us at the Krispy Kreme Challenge in February for a great race. The Krispy Kreme Challenge works hard to deliver you a memorable race experience. We would love to hear from you, so consider writing us a review or contact us at:

    Write Review

    Contact Information

    Krispy Kreme Challenge

    Krispy Kreme Challenge - Disclaimer