• What's This?
    Mixed media artist and clothing designer Marie Cordella is just one of the 40 artists whose work can be viewed at ArtSpace, a visual art center that features 23 open studios, three exhibition galleries, lectures, classes and many other stimulating art events.
  • What's This?
    North Carolina State Capitol
    The North Carolina State Capitol, completed in 1840, is one of the finest and best-preserved examples of a major civic building in the Greek Revival style of architecture. It is a National Historic Landmark.
  • What's This?
    Blount Street was once home to rich industrialists and prominent civic leaders, as evidenced by these beautiful, historic homes. Nearby Blount Street Commons, currently under construction, will soon add even more residences, retail shops and parks.
  • What's This?
    Catch 22
    Catch 22 is a modern baroque aesthetic clothing boutique that offers bold designs, funky accessories, and evening essentials, handpicked from the hottest designers at notably affordable prices.
  • What's This?
    Dos TaQuitos Centro
    Dos TaQuitos Centro restaurant reflects the music, art and food of Mexico. Voted Indy's “Best of the Triangle 2008,” the owner refers to the decor as “an organized mess,” while the menu features some of the Triangle's favorite Mexican fare.
  • What's This?
    Father and Son Antiques
    Father and Son Antiques is home to a bounty of collectables and oddities, from mid-century designs and vintage threads to '50s kitch, tiki, mod, and much more.
  • What's This?
    Wachovia IMAX Theater
    This architectural sculpture marks the entrance of the Wachovia IMAX Theater at Marbles Kids Museum, which provides a larger-than-life movie experience for kids of all ages.
  • What's This?
    Knockabout is a unique gift shop for the creative class featuring items you won't find in any mall. Many of the crafts are made by talented North Carolina artisans. Be sure to visit the bakery and try one of their freshly made cookies.
  • What's This?
    Raleigh Times Bar
    The Raleigh Times Bar is located in the beautifully restored 100-year-old former home of the city's evening newspaper. Featuring creative takes on classic bar fare, and an amazing beer selection.


Krispy Kreme Challenge


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

Visit Website

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:

N. Person Street between Polk Street and Polk Street

The following street will be closed from 4:30 am until 10:45 am:

Pace Street

The following streets will be closed from 8 am until 10:15 am to facilitate the race route:

- Starting at the Belltower, head east on Hillsborough Street

- At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Hillsborough Street

- At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Hillsborough Street

- Right onto S Boylan Avenue

- Left onto W Morgan Street

- Left onto S West Street

- Right onto Hillsborough Street

- Left onto S. Salisbury Street

- Right onto E. Edenton Street

- Left onto N. Person Street

- Left onto Pace Street

- Left onto N. Blount Street

- Right onto E. Edenton Street

- Continue onto Hillsborough Street

- At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Hillsborough Street

- At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Hillsborough Street

- Finish at the Belltower