On Saturday November 5th, over 40 individuals gathered in Christiansburg, VA for the first-annual Donut Dash 5k. That’s right… a 5k race, with donuts. What could make running just a little more fun? DONUTS! The premise of the race was that participants would run halfway, eat as many donuts as they wanted, and then run the second half as fast as they could, being filled with donuts. Each donut eaten reduced their final time by 45 seconds.
It was a chilly morning when the event came, and the race started around 10 am with 26 runners participating. The first person across the finish line was Jacob Brummond, with a raw time of 21:57, but Ean Ormsby was the overall winner (Men’s 18-21 division) with a final donut-adjusted time of 19:38, consuming an impressive 7 donuts. Stephanie Arnold won the Women’s 18-21 division, with an adjusted time of 24:46, consuming 2 donuts. She also had the fastest overall raw time for the ladies. In the Men’s 22-25 division, Walt Haim came in first, eating 3 donuts for an adjusted time of 24:19. See full race results here.
One of the main goals of the event was to provide a fun and unique opportunity for the Blacksburg and Christiansburg communities to participate in. Also, the event served as a fundraiser for the NLCF Honduras team, travelling to Danli, Honduras in March 2017. After everything was said and done, the love of running and sweets helped raise $552 for the team!
Thank you again to everyone who made this event happen! We wouldn’t have been able to do this without runners, volunteers, or our gracious partners:
Tillerman Coffee Company
TriAdventure Multisport Coaching & Fitness
Montgomery County Parks & Recreation
Town of Christiansburg
We hope to see you out there next year!