HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Students at High Point University ran a 2-mile race in which they had to eat a dozen doughnuts Saturday on the university’s campus.
HPU’s Kappa Delta sorority hosted the Krispy Kreme Challenge, starting at the Slane Student Center outdoor basketball court.
The challengers ran to the Greek Village, ate a dozen donuts and ran back to Slane in under 30 minutes.
School officials said proceeds from the event will benefit the Family Service of the Piedmont, helping children who have been abused or have witnessed violent crimes.
"Third party fundraisers, such as this, really really go a long way towards helping us continue to offer those vital services,” said Stephanie Allred of Family Service of the Piedmont.
Several participants said they were worried they might have thrown up during the run – but it was worth it.
"Knowing at the end of the day, at the end of this afternoon we will have raised thousands of dollars for children in our area and nationally is just a great feeling,” said Alyssa McFarland with the Kappa Delta Sorority.