It's a rainy morning in Tuscaloosa, but that's not preventing runners from lining up for the Krispy Kreme Challenge.

What exactly is the Krispy Kreme Challenge?

It's a charity run where participants run from one location (in this case, Government Plaza) to the local Krispy Kreme, where they will eat a dozen donuts before turning around and running back.

Yep, you read it right.  Not only are they running approximately 2 miles to instantly gain 2 pounds in consumption,  but they'll then run 2 more miles!

Who would sign up for something like this? Those who are not only gluttons for punishment but who also have a desire to lend their support to Big Brothers Big Sisters, the organization which has orchestrated the run and will benefit from its proceeds.

If you're not a runner but still want to contribute to the effort,  donations are accepted. Also, it might be fun to go to Krispy Kreme and watch the runners arrive,  inhale a dozen glazed donuts, and take off again. Think they'll leave with the same speed as they arrive?


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