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Krispy Kreme Challenge


  • Saturday, February 4, 2017 8 am - 10:45 am

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2400 calories, 12 doughnuts, 5 miles, 1 hour.  The mantra of the Krispy Kreme Challenge epitomizes the test of physical fitness and gastrointestinal fortitude.  What started as a challenge among ten friends has transformed into a nationally publicized charity race, and the number one tradition to complete before graduating from North Carolina State University.

Participants begin the Challenge at the Memorial Belltower on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. Runners then travel 2.5 miles through historic downtown Raleigh to the Krispy Kreme located at the intersection of Peace and Person Streets, where they attempt to consume one dozen original glazed doughnuts. The hardest part of the Challenge awaits them as they run 2.5 miles back to the Memorial Belltower. This is the  Krispy Kreme Challenge.


Associated Street Closures:

Date:  Saturday, February 4

Associated street closures:

The following streets will be closed on Saturday, February 4 from 4:30 am until 12 pm:

Hillsborough street between Chamberlain Street and Pullen Road 


The following streets will be closed on Saturday, February 4 from 4:30 am until 11 am:

N. Person Street between Polk Street and E. Pace Street


The following streets will be closed from 8:30 am until 11 am to facilitate the race route:

- Start at Hillsborough Street and Chamberlain Street

- Head east towards Pullen Road traffic circle

- Take the second exit off the traffic circle onto Hillsborough Street

- Left onto N. Boylan Avenue

- Right onto Tucker Street

- Left onto N. West Street

- Right onto W. Peace Street

- Right onto N. Wilmington Street

- Left onto Polk Street

- Left onto N. Person Street

- Left onto Pace Street

- Left onto N. Blount Street

- Right onto E. Peace Street

- Left onto N. West Street

- Right onto W. Johnson Street

- Left onto St. Mary’s Street

- Right onto Hillsborough Street and head west towards Pullen Road

- Take the second exit off the traffic circle onto Hillsborough Street

- Finish at Hillsborough Street and Maiden Lane

Note:  All cross streets one block in each direction will be closed during the race