The Dozen Doughnut Dash came back full force Saturday after a one-year break. With doughnuts galore and over 200 participants, this year's race raised over $1,500.
The Dozen Doughnut Dash, which was modeled after Raleigh's annual Krispy Kreme Challenge, donates race proceeds to the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
“It's much more relaxed, fun-loving, creative. Some people will dress up in costumes and run it,” said senior and event organizer JP Hussey. “It's not a really intense road race. It’s more just kind of out here to have fun, run, eat some doughnuts and come together for a good cause."
The race began in 2011, but took a break in 2016. After being a participant his first and sophomore years, Hussey decided to resume the race tradition after a leadership role was passed to him.
"As a freshman I was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and wanted to do it because it seemed cool. Sophomore year I did it because I had a blast freshman year," Hussey said.