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The Krispy Kreme Challenge

On Saturday, Feb. 8, over 5,000 runners participated in an unusual charity race that raised about $35,000 for the North Carolina Children's Hospital by taking the Krispy Kreme Challenge. The race begins with a two-mile run to the Krispy Kreme shop, an unusual spot for a race rest station. There the runners need to down a dozen glazed doughnuts, before running two miles back to the starting line. Consider it an out-and-back run with a gluttonous rest stop. The goal is to complete the race within an hour and not to toss your doughnuts in the process.

This reminds me of that guy who's only eating bacon for the entire month of February, but at least these people are getting some exercise. Are you curious to know how many calories are in one dozen Krispy Kreme donuts? Then


Check out the nutritional info for a dozen glazed doughnuts. Can you believe that — 2,400 calories! Well they're running it off, so it's OK, right? Let's say the average person completes the race in one hour. If they're running 50 minutes (25 minutes to the doughnut shop, 10 minutes to scarf down the doughnuts, and another 25 minutes back to the starting line), they'll burn about 788 calories. That means 1,612 calories are left over, although I'm sure half the people can't finish all the doughnuts, or they end up getting sick, so the calories don't stay in their bodies. Oh well. It's all in good fun and it is for charity, but tell me, would you ever sign up for the Krispy Kreme Challenge?
Serving Size 12 doughnuts
Calories 2400
Total Fat 144 g
Saturated Fat 36 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Sodium 1140 mg
Carbs 264 g
Fiber 6 g
Sugar 120 g
Protein 24 g
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