Tasty, Active, and Fun! Brontos Run Krispy Kreme Challenge

Mary Adams, Senior Manager of Account Development

The new year is the standard time for fitness, wellness, and weight loss resolutions and Bronto’s Active Committee wanted to help the team in all those categories. So, our first 2012 event was the Krispy Kreme Challenge.  Okay 2 out of 3 goals isn’t bad!

Bronto competitors

What is the Krispy Kreme Challenge you ask? On Feb 4, 2012 7,700+ runners:

  • Ran (or walked) 2.5 miles from NCSU’s Bell Tower to the Downtown Raleigh Krispy Kreme
  • Picked up a dozen glazed Krispy Kreme donuts
  • Ate one, two or all the donuts
  • Ran (or walked) 2.5 miles back to NCSU’s Bell Tower
Brontos and Krispy Kremes

A dozen glazed Krispy Kreme donuts = 2400 calories, so no self-respecting Active Committee member recommends participants eat the full dozen!  How many calories are in just one Krispy Kreme glazed donut? 200  How many calories can you burn walking to claim a dozen of those delicious doughnuts?  300-400+!!  So, it’s possible to justify eating one or two donuts for the challenge! Running for donuts

We had seven Brontos run the KKC.  None of the runners actually ate the entire dozen, but rather ate one or two and brought the rest home to share with family and friends. Three Brontos sported our signature Traveling Bronto on their hats and one Bronto wore a snazzy Bronto cape!

Bronto cape

To encourage and reward participants, the Active Committee awarded each runner a $10 gift card to Saladelia, where they could choose a reward of healthy food options. The KKC is a fun race that promotes activity (5 miles is nothing to scoff at!), and benefits a good cause as proceeds go to NC Children’s Hospital.  Many more fun events to come from the Active Committee, so stay tuned to BrontoNation.  A hint of what’s next…a great way to lose some of those holiday/donut pounds.

Mary Gelfand
Account Executive at Bronto
Bronto Active Committee Member
Green Album Songstress