The 4th Annual Krispy Kreme Challenge took place on Saturday in Raleigh, N.C. Challengers run from NC State's bell tower to the Krispy Kreme on Person St in downtown Raleigh (2 miles), eat a dozen donuts, and then run back. Winning requires completing the course in 60 minutes or less without tossing your donuts. An awe-inspiring 3,035 donut loving runners registered for this year's race. Some key stats from the race as reported by the News and Observer:
31:20 — Winning time, registered by Philip Curley
10 — No. of runners for the first Krispy Kreme Challenge, in 2005.
3,035 — Number of registered runners for this year's race.
$20,000 — Money raised by the event for the North Carolina Children's Hospital
36,420 — Number of donuts prepared for the event
144 — No. of grams of fat in a dozen donuts (more than twice the recommended daily allowance)
2 — No. of minutes it took Dylan Selinger, a sophomore majoring in business at N.C. State to eat his 12 donuts
12 — No. of plastic lined trash cans awaiting runners at the finish line