Krispy Kreme Challenge - 2023

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 a 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. 

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 at least 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.

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 an official race t-shirt. No refunds will be given.

You must read and agree to the following waiver in order to participate in this event. 

I know and understand that running in a road race is a potentially hazardous activity. I attest that I am medically able and properly trained for the event and agree to abide by any decisions of a race official relative to my ability to safely complete the run. I assume all risks associated with running in this event, including but not limited to: falls, contact with other participants, effects of the weather, traffic, the condition of the road, and gastrointestinal discomfort. All such and related risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read and understood this waiver and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release K2 Challenge, Inc., Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation, Precision Race LLC, North Carolina State University, race organizers and volunteers, and all sponsors, their officers, employees, agents, representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind resulting from my participation in this event even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. I grant permission to all foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of this event for legitimate purposes. I hereby waive any right to inspect or approve the finished electronic, photograph, or printed matter that may be used in conjunction with them now or in the future.  I understand that bicycles and skateboards are not allowed in any event. I will abide by these guidelines.

No Refunds in the Event of Inclement Weather

I acknowledge that the Krispy Kreme Challenge is to be run on February 4th, 2023. In the event that inclement weather conditions should require cancellation of the race before it is to start or early termination after it has started because of safety concerns, I understand that the race WILL NOT be rescheduled. I also understand and agree that my entry fee WILL NOT be refunded, but, instead, will be considered to be and treated as a donation by me to the children of the NC Children’s Hospital.



By agreeing to this waiver I, or the volunteer under the age of 18 for whom I am the legal guardian, release K2 Challenge, Inc., from any liabilities.  I confirm that I will act respectfully towards K2 Challenge personnel, all runners, City of Raleigh employees, and fellow volunteers while on-site.

WAIVER: I, the undersigned participant (and my parent or guardian if I am younger than 18 years of age), intending to be legally bound, do hereby forever release and waive any and all rights, claims, and actions for damages that we, our heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns may have, or that may hereafter accrue against any and all persons, organizations, and other entities associated with the event, including, but not limited to Race Entry, sponsors, affiliates, volunteers, Krispy Kreme Challenge, and individual Krispy Kreme Challenge organizers, arising out of or in connection with my involvement before, during, or after the event.

I verify that I am physically fit and sufficiently trained to participate in this event and I assume the risks involved in this activity. I further attest that I will be mindful of traffic along the race course, and hold said sponsors and organizers blameless in any harm that may happen.

I consent to the collection and use of my Personal Information as contained in the Privacy Policy. I also give my permission for the free use of my name and/or pictures in telecasts, broadcasts, newspapers, posters, advertising, etc.

I also acknowledge understanding that the charge to my card will show up as Race Entry. I acknowledge that the online processing fees and charitable donations are non-refundable. I also acknowledge that any charitable donations will have 4.97% withheld from the donation to pay credit card and administrative costs.

Race Entry shall not be liable to you for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or exemplary damages including, but not limited to, loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible loses. Race Entry does not guarantee the completeness or accuracy of any information contained in, or provided in conjunction with the http://www.raceentry.com website. Race Entry is not responsible for any omissions or inaccuracies, or for the results obtained from this information.

Race Entry facilitates registration for various events, some of which allow participants under the age of thirteen (13). We require a submission of birth date for all registration entries. For children under the age of thirteen (13), parental or guardian consent is required.

You agree that the statutes and laws of the State of Utah, USA, will apply to all matters relating to this Agreement and Waiver. You irrevocably consent that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with Race Entry relating to this Agreement and Waiver resides in the courts of Utah, and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of Utah in conjunction with any such dispute including any claim involving Race Entry .