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The Great Donut Challenge

Donut ChallengeRegistration is OPEN!!  Saturday, May 20 at 8:30am.

Who doesn't love a donut...or three?   

This unique challenge combines running & donuts - two of our favorite things to raise money for Hero to Hero - a wonderful non-profit based in CT that helps veterans transition to civilian life while continuing to use their military training as first responders. The founder of Hero to Hero, as well as veterans who have been beneficiaries of the program, will be volunteering at the event so you can meet these amazing people.

Participants will run a 3.1 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 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: 

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 Monday, May 15 or when we hit our cap of 250 registrants- whichever comes first. 

Gluten-Free? No worries, just let us know (email and we'll make sure to have gluten-free donuts on course just for you!

Stick around post-run for a cup of coffee...and more donuts (just kidding, we'll have some non-donut eats too).

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