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This fellow led at the mid-point of last year's KKC — and wasn't heard from again. 

Next Saturday, Feb. 7, is the annual Krispy Kreme Challenge, wherein upwards of 3,000 people (2,615 were signed up as of Thursday) will line up at the N.C. State Belltower, run two miles to the Krispy Kreme on Peace Street, consume a dozen donuts, run two miles back to the Belltower. Do it in less than an hour, keep all 12 glazed onboard and a certain type of notoriety/infamy is yours for life. And, do it this year and your feat will be captured on ESPN. (Hey, they show poker games, don't they?). And you will have done one of Sports Illustrated's 102 things to do before you graduate. (Read about last year's KKC here.)

It's $16 to enter, proceeds — totaling $20,000 last year — benefit the N.C. Children's Hospital. More particulars here.

And if you don't keep your glazed on board for the duration, worry not that you'll have to wait a year for redemption because May 23 is the second annual running of Durham's Doughman. GOGF covered last year's inaugural event, in which teams of four essentially eat their way through Durham, and it was something. Event organizers promise that this year's event will be "bigger, badder, doughier." Basically, the four-person teams run, bike and do a "water activity" through the streets of Durham, stopping along the way this year for a bite at Blu Seafood, Daisy Cakes, Four Square Restaurant, Dain's Place and Nosh.

The Doughman benefits the Durham Inner City Gardners program run by SEEDS. Last year's inaugural event raised $1,500. Details on the Doughman as they develop, here.


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