JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Friday was National Donut Day, and it was also the day of a special event in which competitors eat a dozen donuts during the course of a 5K race.
The Donut Run was held on Friday night in Riverside. The was a relay race in which each team had three people and each person had to eat 4 donuts before they ran a mile. There was also a kids race and the event capped off with an 5K for individuals who each ate a dozen donuts by themselves. Each person in this race had to eat 4 donuts before they started. They then had to eat 4 more after the first mile and 4 more after the third mile.
Proceeds from the Donut Run will be donated to the One Fund Boston. The race's organizer, Paul McRae, was one of a a few dozen local residents that competed in this year's Boston Marathon that was marred by a pair of deadly explosions.
The Donut Run 5K was won by Nick Zart, a 16-year old student at Christ's Church Academy in Mandarin. His winning time was a little more than 27 minutes.
First Coast News