Annual UCP Krispy Kreme Challenge officially retires

5,760,000 calories

345,600 fat grams

28,800 doughnuts

32 miles

8 hours

1 great cause

Thank you for 8 awesome years of UCP Krispy Kreme Challenge fun that raised more than $60,000 to benefit UCP client families! 

KKC 2016

Thank you to our participants, sponsors and volunteers for another great KKC!

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Huntsville’s 8th annual Krispy Kreme Challenge to Benefit UCP was Saturday, Nov. 19, at 8 a.m. at the Providence Classical School (former East Clinton Elementary School campus), located at 200 White Street.

The Challenge: Run 2 miles from the start line in beautiful downtown Huntsville to a doughnut shop on North Memorial Parkway; Eat 1 dozen doughnuts; Run 2 miles BACK to the finish line…ALL IN ONE HOUR! The Challenge begins at 8 a.m.
What if I don’t want to eat a dozen doughnuts? Learn the answer to this and more at FAQs and Race Rules.

The Reward: Proceeds from your registration fee directly help more than 1,000 children and adults and their families right here in North Alabama receive needed health, support, and technology services as related to 156 disabilities and diagnoses, including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and more. UCP thanks you for your generosity and participation in this just-for-fun event.

The Award: The UCP Doughnut Challenge is not a certified race or qualifier for a subsequent race. Each participant who completes the Challenge will receive an “I Met the Challenge” event T-shirt (to properly brag about your accomplishment). Those who do not meet the challenge will receive a UCP Doughnut Challenge event T-shirt (still cool, minus bragging rights). The best award and recognition is having fun while benefiting client services at UCP! Awards for Top Three Overall Finishers.

The Fun Mile: Run, jog, walk, or stroll the 1-mile Fun Run route at your own pace in support of UCP. Enjoy music, games, inflatables and more in the family-friendly Fun Zone beginning at 8 a.m. The Fun Mile begins after the Challenge and Doughnut Eating Contest.

Challenge early registration is $20 ($25 Nov. 1-19) and includes a T-shirt at the Finish Line. Fun Mile early registration is $15 ($20 Nov. 1-19) and includes an event T-shirt.

Team Registration is Back! Business team early registration is $125 ($150 Nov. 1-19) and Community team early registration is $100 ($125 Nov. 1-19) for teams of four. See the Doughnut Scramble Team Competition link in the left for complete details!

*Teams pay a little extra in support of UCP and for the opportunity to share doughnuts and complete the Challenge alongside individual Challenge participants!

Each registered participant will receive a T-shirt. If T-shirts are not available at the Finish Line, they will be available for pickup at Fleet Feet several weeks after the race. Packet pick-up and late registration will be Friday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Fleet Feet Sports Huntsville. Packets and late registration will also be available race day 7-7:40 a.m. All proceeds benefit UCP client services.

More Doughnut Fun! Join us at 9:15 a.m. for the Doughnut Eating Contest in the Fun Zone after the Challenge and before the Fun Mile. For a $5 donation, see how many doughnuts you can eat in three minutes!

Opportunities are also available for participants and supporters to raise additional proceeds for UCP through the UCP Doughnut Challenge Fundraiser.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. (Please see link on the left.)

For questions or additional information, contact Tracy Cieniewicz at 256-859-4900 or email

Thank you to our 2016 sponsors and supporters of this event:


The Krispy Kreme Challenge is not operated by Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation or its affiliates. The Krispy Kreme trademark and Bowtie logo are registered trademarks of HDN Development Corporation, and are used with permission from HDN Development Corporation.

View race photos, courtesy of We Run Huntsvillehere

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Fleet Feet

Course Sponsor Since 2009

Spectator Tips

Keep your distance from the finish line, a.k.a. the “doughnut dump.”

Suggested Parking for the UCP Doughnut Challenge and Fun Mile (Start/Finish on White Street between Holmes and Clinton), at or near the following locations:

• Annie C. Merts Center (Huntsville City Schools Offices), 200 White Street

• White, Fleming & Co., 801 Clinton Avenue

• Green Street, between Holmes and Clinton

• Tenders, 800 Holmes Avenue

• Goldsmith-Schiffman Stadium, 2929 Beirne Avenue


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