Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Dough Boy

Yesterday morning, there was a race in downtown Roanoke where contestants would run 1.5 miles, eat 12 Krispy Kreme Glazed Doughnuts, and then run another 1.5 miles. This gluttonous insanity is known as The Donut Dash. You're probably thinking the Aldridges are not crazy enough to participate in something like that, and you're right...kinda'. My younger brother, Brent, decided to take the challenge.

We volunteered at the event and served as doughnut counters, which meant we counted to make sure people ate all 12 doughnuts before they could continue on with the race. It was a hilarious and rather disgusting scene, and I never thought I would see so many people successfully eat 12 doughnuts and run 3 miles. Brent did the Aldridge family proud as he led for half the race (the doughnuts slowed him down) and finished 4th overall. Here are some highlight shots.

Setting up the boxes for the challenge contestants. Each box held a dozen glazed Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.

Doughnut Judges! We were responsible for giving stickers to the people who were able to actually finish all their doughnuts.

Brent decided to wear his cross country uniform for aero-dynamic purposes and to add to the insanity of this entire process. Notice his strategy of pressing six doughnuts together and trying to eat them all at once.

It didn't take long for Brent to regret his six-at-a-time strategy.

Congrats on a great finish, Brent!

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