Doughnut Data

In 12 years, the Krispy Kreme Challenge has grown from a Saturday-morning lark among friends to a signature NC State tradition that will draw thousands to Hillsborough Street on Feb. 6.

Runners in the Challenge have to contend with an eye-popping, gut-busting collection of numbers: five miles, 12 doughnuts, 2,400 calories. But the event itself, organized by the university’s Park Scholars, has also rolled up some astounding figures over the years: 65,000-plus runners, 700,000-plus doughnuts eaten and $953,000 raised for the University of North Carolina Children’s Hospital.

Go inside the numbers behind the Krispy Kreme Challenge with this infographic:

Infographic of Krispy Kreme Challenge facts

Download a text-only version of this infographic.

7 responses on “Doughnut Data

  1. Melanie says:

    This is gluttonous. Why not send the flour for 700k worth of donuts to someone who actually needs it. A figure missing in your report: kg of vomited donuts to date.
    Waste. Shameful.

    1. Patrick says:

      Dunkin Doughnuts fan ^

  2. Divinity says:

    You go, Melanie!!! Tell it, sista!! Also, y’all should put the slowest runners in the data, too.

  3. Joe Martin says:

    Another creative way to raise money for the hospital, way to go!

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