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					THE 5th ANNUAL
     The Krispy Kreme Challenge is the newest
     tradition at NC State University

     Annual, student held race in Raleigh, NC
     Begins at the NC State Belltower at 9:00 a.m.
     Involved   3,500 runners last year
     Organized, planned, and executed by
     N.C. State  students
     Started in 2004 by Peyton Hassinger and
     Greg Mulholland
     One of NC State’s fastest growing traditions,
     having increased from 10 participants to
     nearly 3,500 since its beginning in 2004
     The Krispy Kreme Challenge benefits
     the NC Children’s hospital, donating
     $20,000 in 2008
     Learn more or sign up by visiting
   For more media-related information, call
   Carrie McMillan at (919) 539-4624
   Register today!

                          ABOUT THE RACE
            12 glazed doughnuts
                         [BY THE NUMBERS]
                12 KRISPY KREME ORIGINAL

                               2400 CALORIES
                            144 GRAMS of FAT
                        120 GRAMS of SUGAR
                          1140 MG of SODIUM

       If the doughnuts were stacked, they would reach         [BY THE NUMBERS]
     6250 feet high. That’s over three and half times
                                           (Taipei 101)   If the doughnut boxes were
                                                          stacked, they would stand over
                                                          250 STORIES TALL.
                                                          That’s over twice as tall as the
                The number of calories eaten on the       EMPIRE STATE BUILDING
                  day of the race is enough ENERGY
                    to power a 60W light bulb for
                              26.5 years, or the
                          average US home for
                     7.75 YEARS

               Collectively, the Krispy Kreme challengers will eat
       OVER A THIRD of a          TON
                                  MmOF DOUGHNUTS on the day of the race.

                                                                             CHALLENGE FACTS
Krispy Kreme Challenge/trc/11-1
On February 7, competitors hailing from areas
around the triangle and the state will converge
at NC State Univeristy’s belltower to participate
in NC State’s newest tradition, the Krispy Kreme
Challenge. Competitors are charged with the dif-
ficult task of beginning at the NC State Belltower,
runnning 2 miles to the Krispy Kreme Bakery on
Peace Steet, eating 1 dozen doughnuts, and run-
ning 2 miles back — all in under an hour. Krispy

Kreme Challenge is an event planned entirely
by the K2 Challenge, a student-run organization
benefiting the NC Children’s Hospital.
All are invited to register by visiting

                SAMPLE RADIO STORY
                          NC State University
                          K2Challenge Public Relations Committee
                          Raleigh, NC 27695

[For Immediate Release]   NC State University Announces
                          5th Annual Krispy Kreme Challenge
                          University students continue the newest tradition at NC State
                          RALEIGH, N.C. — NC State University has announced the 5th
                          Annual Krispy Kreme Challenge, which will be held Saturday,
                          February 7. The Krispy Kreme Challenge is a student-organized
                          race benefiting the NC Children’s hospital. The Krispy Kreme
                          Challenge started as a competition between a few friends and
                          has grown to include nearly 3,000 runners and to raise $20,000
                          for the N.C. Children’s Hospital in 2008.
                              To complete the Krispy Kreme Challenge competitors be-
                          gin at the NC State Belltower, run 2 miles to the Krispy Kreme
                          store on Peace Street, eat 1 dozen doughnuts, and run 2 miles
                          back to the Belltower-all in under an hour.
                              “We really want to give the students at N.C. State some-
                          thing to be proud of,” said Barton Strawn, one of the student
                          co-chairs of the K2 Challenge. “We want the Krispy Kreme
                          Challenge to become a tradition that everyone feels like they
                          should participate in — at least once.”
                              The planners of the 2009 Krispy Kreme Challenge expect
                          extraordinary growth in participation this year. Register online

              [Contact]   Carrie McMillan
                          Krispy Kreme Challenge Committee
                          Public Relations Chair

                                                                           PRESS RELEASE
Please let us know if you need any assistance
in covering the Krispy Kreme Challenge.
We will have a Media Table set up the day of the Krispy
Kreme Challenge.

We would love to be interviewed for any talk show,
so please feel free to contact us about setting up an
interview. We have three student co-chairs and several
committee chairs, so we can provide a lively and
informed interviewee at any time.

For more information on these matters or questions
about the Krispy Kreme Challenge, NC State’s newest
tradition, please contact:

Carrie McMillan
Public Relations Chair
Cell: (919)539-4624
Email: or