_ The 2022 Great Donut Challenge:
Who doesn't love a donut...or three?
This unique challenge combines running & Dunkin Donuts - two of our favorite things. Participants will run a 3.25 mile course through the streets of West Hartford, checking in at three donut stops along the way. At each stop, participants will choose a card that will instruct them to either "Eat", "Carry" or "Free".
If "Eat" is drawn, the participant must eat the donut before moving onto the next station.
If "Carry" is drawn, the runner must carry their donut with them in their hands (no bags or carrying devices allowed) until the end, where they will have to eat whatever donuts they had to carry before crossing the finish line. If the donut(s) are too crumbled to eat (or didn't survive the run) at the finish, participants will receive a 1-minute time penalty for each whole donut that didn't make it.
If a "Free" card is drawn, the participant escapes eating or carrying a donut.
The first 200 participants to register are guaranteed a pair of Donut-themed Performance Crew socks from SockGuy (a $14 value!). Participants will also have the opportunity to demo HOKA's new Mach Supersonic shoe!
The Top 3 finishers (male & female) will win fabulous prizes courtesy of HOKA - and while there are prizes for the fastest donut-eating runners, this event is meant to be fun. Road will NOT be closed so please obey all traffic laws and cross streets at crosswalks (even if it means waiting a few seconds for cars to pass). View the route here: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2890963999
The challenge begins and ends at Fleet Feet Hartford. Walkers are welcome, as are children if they run with a parent or guardian.
Deadline to register is Thursday, March 24 at 6pm (so we can order enough donuts!). Race Day registration will be offered for $20.
Gluten-Free? No worries, just let us know (email [email protected]) and we'll make sure to have gluten-free donuts on course just for you!
Stick around post-run for a cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee...and more donuts (just kidding, we'll have some non-donut eats too).
2022 Results: not available ???
2021 Results: not available ???
2020 Results at: runsignup.com