The 17th annual Krispy Kreme Challenge, held virtually from Feb. 6-13, 2021, included nearly 900 participants. Runners across the country received a t-shirt and a voucher for a dozen doughnuts, valid at Krispy Kreme locations throughout the United States.
The virtual race raised $43,000 for UNC Children’s Hospital, which opened the NC State Park Scholars Children’s Specialty Care Program last year. This brought the race’s cumulative donation to more than $1.9 million, inching closer to the $2 million commitment to UNC Children’s.
Krispy Kreme Challenge 2021 race directors Tatum Kellum ’22, Amber Doyle, Taylor Flach, and Alex Grisham led a team of approximately 31 student organizers in coordinating the race.
A Reason to Run
Tatum Kellum ’22 explains how the Krispy Kreme Challenge has been transformed into an all-virtual race for 2021