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UCP Krispy Kreme Challenge

  • UCP Krispy Kreme Challenge:- 4 miles
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Start Time
8 a.m.
Entry Fee
Former East Clinton Elementary School
200 White Street

Huntsville's 5th annual Krispy Kreme Challenge to Benefit UCP is Saturday, Nov. 16, at 8 a.m. at the Providence Classical School (former East Clinton Elementary School campus), located at 200 White Street. Thanks to the 600 runners and walkers who participated in 2012! 

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 dont 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 registration is $20 ($25 Nov. 1-16) and includes a T-shirt at the Finish Line. Fun Mile registration is $15 ($20 Nov. 1-16) and includes an event T-shirt.

Team Registration is Back! Business team registration is $125 ($150 Nov. 1-16) and Community team registration is $100 ($125 Nov. 1-16) for teams of four. See theDoughnut 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. 15, 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 imAthlete.com 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 [email protected].

Course Info

This is NOT a certified course. Timing is for entertainment purposes only. 


The route for the Krispy Kreme Challenge to Benefit UCP (Run) is as follows:

1. START White Street between Holmes and Clinton

2. Right on Eustis Ave.

3. Right on Lincoln Street

4. Left on Randolph Ave.

5. Right on Washington Street

6. Left on Monroe Street

7. Right on Church Street

8. Left on Cook Ave.

9. FINISH Right into Krispy Kreme North lot at the corner of Cook Ave. and N. Memorial


Return route:

1. Krispy Kreme parking lot

2. Left on Cook Ave.

3. Right on Church Street

4. Left on Monroe Street

5. Right on Jefferson Street

6. Left on Clinton Ave.

The course for the 1 Mile Fun Run will start at the same spot. The route is as follows:

1. START - White Street (east side of East Clinton) b/t Holmes and Clinton;

2. Right onto Eustis Ave.;

3. Right onto Lincoln Street;

4. Right onto Clinton; and

5. FINISH - Clinton Ave. b/t Calhoun St. and White S

Other Info

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

Central Church of Christ, 407 Clinton Avenue

Five Points Church of the Nazarene, 800 Clinton Avenue

White, Fleming & Co., 801 Clinton Avenue

Holmes Street United Methodist Church, 501 Holmes Avenue

Green Street, between Holmes and Clinton

Tenders, 800 Holmes Avenue

Goldsmith-Schiffman Stadium, 2929 Beirne Avenue


2012 Results at: ucphuntsville.org


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