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Krispy Kreme Challenge One of America’s most unique running events (and toughest eating events!), the Krispy Kreme Challenge requires competitors to run five miles, eat a dozen doughnuts at the halfway point and hit the finish line in under one hour. Started in 2004 with just a handful of North Carolina State University students, the annual event now draws nearly 8,000 runners decked out in costumes along with plenty of media attention. For the curious, those doughnuts total 2,400 calories and...

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Mutts & Marshmallows Support the Wake County SPCA and join in the 6th year of Mutts & Marshmallows. This fun run with friends ends with a big mug of hot chocolate! So, everyone who finishes the race gets a great mug, all the hot chocolate they can drink, and all dog entries go to support the SPCA of Wake County. There are 4 races to choose from! The signature event is the 5K Doggie Dash but there’s also a regular 5K,...

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First Friday To kick off 2018, Downtown Raleigh Alliance has added new venues and specials. First Friday showcases the vibrant art and creative community in downtown Raleigh on the first Friday of every month. The event features a variety of local art galleries and studios, museums and exhibitors that stay open late, put on special events and often offer refreshments. Retailers and restaurants participate by showcasing art, music or offering a First Friday special. Participating venues are here. Pick up a printed...