The GREAT Donut Challenge

Sat February 15, 2020 West Hartford, CT US 06107 Directions
1003 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT US 06107

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

This unique challenge combines running & 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. 

Prizes will be awarded to the fastest man and woman overall and in the following age groups (under 19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 & 60+). While there are prizes for the fastest participants, 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 Thursday, February 13 at 6pm. Race Day registration will be offered for $20.

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

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