On your mark, get set, donuts: the Charleston Donut Run is back!

Image by Flickr user Steel Wool

Run a 5K race and eat a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts in one hour. Sound counterproductive? Just remember it’s all for a good cause.

On Saturday, April 16th, the Charleston Krispy Kreme Donut Run/Walk returns! This year the race will be benefitting both Metanoia and SideWalk Chalk.

The race begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 16th, at St. Andrews School, located at 30 Chadwick Drive in Charleston. Individuals run to the Krispy Kreme and back. Those registered as “challengers” must eat their doughnuts and complete the run in less than one hour. Those registered as a team split the 12 doughnuts. Casual joggers/walkers can attempt to complete the entire race, eating as many doughnuts as they wish. The individual and the complete team that returns to the line first will win. Strollers and pets are welcome.

Registration is $25, $20 for college students, $7 for children (no T-shirt), and $5 for a leashed pet. Register online at www.CharlestonDonutRun.com. Deadline for online and mail-in registration is April 9th. Race day registration is 7 to 8:30 a.m. for $35 and does not guarantee a T-shirt.