Help me help the kids! I also will do my best to reduce the donut population so it doesn't have to affect your waistline. On February 6th, 2015, North Carolina’s most nationally publicized charity race returns to Raleigh, North Carolina for its dozenth year. Beginning at the Memorial Bell Tower on NC State’s Campus, participants run 2.5 miles through historic downtown to the Krispy Kreme Store, where they attempt to consume one dozen original glazed doughnuts, and then run 2.5 miles back. The Challenge will be as big as ever, with an expected 8,000 participants all vying to be the CHALLENGE CHAMPION! But the race isn’t all about competition - all proceeds go to help fund the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. Since the inception of the race, the Krispy Kreme Challenge has raised over $950,000 for the hospital with a promise of one million in the next five years.