Wednesday, February 3, 2010

How Far Would You Run for a Doughnut?

I would run away from a cake doughnut, but I would run pretty far for a Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut! That is, of course, if I were a runner - which I'm not. You get the point though, cake doughnuts are just, well . . . cakey, but soft, sweet, yeast-risen doughnuts are to-die-for. And Krispy Kreme doughnuts are the best (or at least the local favorite)!

This Saturday in Raleigh several thousand runners will participate in the Krispy Kreme Challenge - a 4 mile run with a stop for doughnuts mid-way. Runners begin at the NC State Bell Tower, run two miles to the iconic Krispy Kreme on Peace Street, eat one dozen doughnuts (that's 2,400 calories and 144 fat grams!), then run back to the Bell Tower - in less than an hour. Could you do it? A member of my family will be among the runners . . . so here's wishing him good luck!And you can find Krispy Kreme all over the globe, so the next time you're in London, check it out at Harrod's (note the HOT light!):

Or in Tokyo, where the wait is always over an hour:

Or in Brisbane,

Or Saudi Arabia, or Malaysia, etc. The point is, find the nearest store and run towards it!


  1. Oh dear, I don't think I could do that. I am so glad that I don't really care for doughnuts (not even Krispy Kreme.) The run reminds me of the Hash House Harriers.

  2. Christine - I was not familiar with the Hash House Harriers so googled the term and enjoyed reading about the H3. There's even a local group. Who knew? And, how lucky you are to not like doughnuts . . .

  3. Now this is the kind of race I could run...

    When we lived in Philly and MacDaddy was transferred to TN, he used to bring us KK donuts each time he was able to come home...until we moved. I think he actually bought 2 to eat on the drive, and one for the boys and me.

    Did you know that the S. Tampa KK used to have a special called the "Steinbrenner special"? Apparently, George S. would go to the store on Saturdays to buy a dozen, but he always ordered two extra for him to eat...when his wife was not looking. (George S. is the owner of the Yankees baseball team.)

    Sweet KK dreams...
    Jane (artfully graced)

  4. If the snowstorm here in northern VA lets me make my way to Raleigh tomorrow, I'll be participating. I love Raleigh - and Krispy Kreme.

  5. Jane - It's nice to hear about the Steinbrenner special . . . I always think of him as portrayed on Seinfeld.

    Gabriela - I hope you make it down for the KKC and, if you do, best of luck!

    Thanks for stopping by

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