The rules of the UCP Krispy Kreme Challenge are simple:
1. Beginning at the former East Clinton Elementary School campus, run two miles to the doughnut store (north side parking lot off Cook Avenue and Memorial Parkway).
2. Eat one dozen doughnuts.
3. Have a Challenge judge place a Doughnut Completion Sticker on your race bib.
4. Run two miles back to the school.
5. Do all of this in one hour or less.
What if I don’t pick up my race packet at packet pick-up on Friday? Check in at the Packet Pack-up table anytime 7-7:40 a.m. Saturday morning.
What time do runners line up at the Start line? Announcements will begin at 7:50 a.m. Please be in place by 7:50 a.m.
What do I win for completing the Challenge? An “I Met the Challenge” T-shirt will be presented to those competitors who have a Doughnut Completion Sticker on their race bib AND reach the Finish Line in one hour or less. T-shirts will be available approximately 2 weeks following the race at Fleet Feet if we run out at the Finish Line.
What if I don’t complete the Challenge? You get an equally cool UCP Doughnut Challenge event T-shirt, minus bragging rights, at the Finish Line. T-Shirts will be available approximately 2 weeks following the race at Fleet Feet if we run out at the Finish Line.
What if I puke? There are no penalties for crossing the Finish Line minus consumed doughnuts.
Where should I puke? There will be trash cans along the route and at the finish line. Two port-a-potties will be designated as “clean” (a.k.a. puke-free), but have at the others. Please, please be considerate of the residents and their yards and only puke in designated areas!
What if I don’t want to eat the doughnuts? Casual runners who are not competing to complete the Challenge may race back with a box of doughnuts to take home if they so choose.
How do I wash down those doughnuts? There will be water available at stations throughout the UCP Doughnut Challenge and at the Finish Line.
What if a train interrupts the race? Trains that cross Church Street follow no predictable schedule and, unfortunately, don’t adjust their times to accommodate the UCP Doughnut Challenge. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS THE TRACKS IF THE GUARDRAILS ARE CLOSING FOR AN ONCOMING TRAIN!
How will a passing train affect my time/position? Should a passing train impede the course, a two-minute time adjustment will be allotted at the Finish Line. Time and position will be recorded, compliments of Huntsville Track Club.
What isn’t allowed on the course? Bicycles, skateboard, skates and blades are not allowed on the Challenge course. Music players and/or headsets are not allowed on the Challenge course. Only service animals are allowed on the Challenge course.
What happens at the end of the race? Join UCP for some fun at the Fun Zone and stick around for the Fun Mile (approximately 9:45 a.m.).
When will awards be announced? As quickly as possible, thanks to our awesome Timing Official. Please be patient, but awards should be announced by approximately 9:30 a.m. Check here for official online results to be posted within one week of the race.
But what if I want to eat more doughnuts? For a $5 donation, join us in the Fun Zone for the Doughnut Eating Contest and see how many original glazed doughnuts you can eat in three minutes!
What if a dietary concern prevents me from eating glazed doughnuts? Unfortunately, we cannot make dietary accommodations for this race.
Packet Pick-Up Nov. 18 at