The Krispy Kreme Challenge is an annual race at North Carolina State University that raises money for the North Carolina Children's Hospital. All proceeds from the race go to the North Carolina Children's Hospital. In less than one hour, participants are challenged to run two and a half miles from the Memorial Bell Tower to the downtown Raleigh Krispy Kreme store, consume twelve doughnuts, and return to the Memorial Bell Tower. Last year, with the help of over 8,000 runners (and their ardent supporters) the event raised $200,000 for the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. Since inception, in 2004, the Krispy Kreme Challenge has donated over $750,000 to the North Carolina Children’s Hospital.