Second Annual Krispy Kreme Doughnut Dash Will Benefit Children’s of Alabama on Jan. 25

Contact: Rachel Olis 205/332-7571  or

BIRMINGHAM (Dec. 16, 2013) Brown Mackie College — Birmingham, in conjunction with Buffalo Rock Pepsi, Fox 6, 106.9 The Eagle, Napa Auto Parts, Raceway, Charter Media and is sponsoring on the second annual official Krispy Kreme Doughnut Dash to benefit Children’s of Alabama on Jan. 25, 2014.

This one-of-a-kind event is a 4 mile run where runners eat a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts at the halfway mark. For those whose running routine doesn’t include doughnut eating, entrants can choose to register as a casual runner and bring the doughnuts home for the entire family to enjoy. The Start/Finish will be at Railroad Park and the doughnut eating area will be near Children’s Russell Building on 5th Avenue South.

New this year—a 1 mile fun run! Participants will run a 1 mile loop inside Railroad Park and receive a single doughnut at the halfway point.

Awards will be given out for top finishers in multiple age groups, as well as for the Top 3 runners who eat their dozen doughnuts in the fastest time. All runners who register as a Challenger and complete the entire challenge—run 4 miles, eat 12 doughnuts and finish in one hour or less based on electronically measured chip time—will receive a special Napa Auto Parts finisher’s medal.

The public is encouraged to cheer on the runners and enjoy the Family Zone from 9 a.m. to noon at Railroad Park. Admission is free, and there will be a bounce house, basketball toss, face painting, DJ, GameStop hospitality tent, health and wellness tents and booths featuring the Birmingham Police Department, Birmingham Fire and Rescue and CommuteSmart.

Event Date:               Jan. 25, 2014

Event Time:               8:30 AM

Location:                   17th Street Plaza, Railroad Park

Cost:                           $15 for the 1 Mile Fun Run, $20 for Casual Runners and $25 for Challengers who register by Dec. 31, 2013



 About Children’s of Alabama:

Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children since 1911, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Last year, families made more than 634,000 outpatient and nearly 14,000 inpatient visits to Children’s from every county in Alabama and from 47 other states. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. and has been ranked among the top children’s hospital programs in the country for the past three years by US News & World Report. More information is available at

About Brown Mackie College:

Brown Mackie College Birmingham is one of 28 school locations of the Brown Mackie College family of schools (, which is dedicated to providing educational programs that prepare students for entry-level positions in a competitive, rapidly-changing workplace. Brown Mackie College schools offer bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree, certificate, and diploma programs in health sciences, business, information technology, legal studies and design technologies. See for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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