2022 Donut Dash 5k- November 12, 2022

The 2022 Donut Dash 5k is hosted by NLCF for Honduras Aid.  Come join the fun by running halfway through a 5k, eat some delicious donuts (with each one taking seconds off your total time!), and then finishing back strong!  What could be a better way to spend a Saturday?  All proceeds will go towards New Life Christian Fellowship’s work in Honduras.

Looking to volunteer? Check out our volunteer opportunities here!


Early-BirdThrough 8/15$20Commemorative Item + Donuts
Regular8/16-10/15$25Commemorative Item + Donuts
Late10/16-11/6$30Includes Donuts, but Commemorative Item not guaranteed
Week-Of11/7-11/12$35Includes Donuts, but Commemorative Item not guaranteed

VolunteerBefore 10/15$10Not a race participant, but agreeing to help where needed. Cost covers commemorative item.
No-Frills Volunteer$0Simply want to show up and help! (no commemorative item)

Want to join the fun and support the cause, but won’t be in Blacksburg? Join the race virtually! If you register by November 1, we will ship your SWAG bag directly to you- including drawstring bag, sticker, snack, and race bib.

If you post a race-selfie on social media sometime during the race weekend (November 11-13) and tag us (@donutdashblacksburg), we will pick one lucky winner to receive a $15 gift card to a local donut/coffee shop of your choice!

Your $25 race registration helps support our mission, as well as cover the costs of shipping your commemorative swag bag directly to you!


**Due to the fundraising aspect of this event, NO REFUNDS will be given after payment is received.

Race Perks

Race registrations completed by October 15th are guaranteed a race commemorative item*.  Extra items might be available.  Water and donuts will be provided at the race. 

This year’s commemorative item will be a Donut Dash drawstring bag, 2022 race sticker, snack, and race bib!

The Rules

  • You MUST wear your race bib on the outside of your clothing, clearly visible at all times.
  • This is an open course, that means there could be other people on the trail. Be aware! Please be courteous to campus visitors and run parallel to any paved paths rather than directly on them.
  • You must run on the OUTSIDE of the cones, but staying on the Drillfield (not on the roadway)
    • There are course guides at the key turns
  • Lanes for key laps
    • To help keep track of which runners are coming in for donuts, to finish, or just passing through, we will have 3 “lanes” or “chutes” to run through; 1 after each lap
      • After you finish lap 1, you will “pass through” on the right side lane
      • After lap 2, you will come in for donuts
      • After lap 3, you will “pass through” again
      • After lap 4, you will head to the finish
  • Donuts
    • You may stop after two laps and eat as many donuts as you like.
    • For every donut you eat 1 min will be deducted from your finish time.
    • A race volunteer will put a sticker on your bib indicating the number of donuts you ate, and the finish-line team will need to see the number to calculate the results.
    • You may only have 1 donut in your hand at a time.
    • You do not need to finish eating your last donut before you start running, but it must be finished before you cross the finish line for the time deduction to count.
    • Time will NOT stop while you eat
    • The person with the lowest overall donut-adjusted finish time wins.
    • You do not have to eat any donuts
      • If you don’t have a sticker on your bib at the finish of the race, we will assume you ate 0 donuts (make sure you get a sticker before you leave the donut station if you ate donuts!)
  • You have 60 minutes to complete the course. After that the race is over.

2022 Event Schedule  

12:00 PM       Registration/Check-In

12:50 PM       Welcome & Rules (Report to Start Line)

1:00 PM         Race Start

2:00 PM         Course Closed

~2:15 PM         Closing Ceremony/Awards

Location/Course Description:

Race Start: April 16th Memorial (On Drillfield)

Parking: Park around the Drillfield, which is open on the weekends.

The Course: This year there will be 4×1.25km laps around a prescribed route inside the VT Drillfield. Donuts will be offered after lap 2 (the halfway point). It is a “bean”-shaped route with course guides at the key turns to direct you where to go.


Recognition will be given to the top Males/Females in each age category:

14 & Under, 15-17, 18-21, 22-25, 26-40, 40+

Past & Current Race Results