Sports Notes, Jan. 22

January 23, 2014 

Krispy Kreme Challenge

Registration is open for the 10th annual Krispy Kreme Challenge, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 8. The race, benefiting the North Carolina Children’s Hospital, will begin at the N.C. State Memorial Belltower at 8:30 a.m.

To complete the challenge, participants will run 2.5 miles through downtown Raleigh to the Krispy Kreme store at the corner of Peace and Person Streets, eat a dozen doughnuts and run 2.5 miles back to the Belltower. The course must be completed in under an hour. Participants can also sign up as “casual runners,” who are not required to eat all of the doughnuts.

Registration will cap at 8,100 runners. N.C. State students can register for $35, and non-N.C. State students can register for $42 until Wednesday, Feb. 5. Supporters, who receive a T-shirt only, can register for $10 until Feb. 5. Children’s promise charity slots are also available until Wednesday, Feb. 5.

For more information or to register, visit

Rock n’ Roll Marathon

The Rock n’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon will be held at 7 a.m. Sunday, April 13, in downtown Raleigh. The start location will be on S. Salisbury Street between Davie Street and W. Cabarrus Street.

The V Foundation invites registered participants to sign up for Team V and raise money for cancer research. Members of Team V will have their entry fees reimbursed.

An introductory info session will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23 at the Applebee’s on Hillsborough St., and Thursday, Feb. 6 at MacGregor Draft House in Cary.

For more information on Team V, visit For more information on the marathon, visit

Cupid’s Undie Run

Cupid’s Undie Run will take place Saturday, Feb. 15. Hundreds of runners in Raleigh will brave the cold in their underwear to raise awareness of neurofibromatosis and donations to the Children’s Tumor Foundation. For more information or to register, visit

Hoops of Hope

Hoops of Hope will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Trinity Academy, 10224 Baileywick Road, Raleigh. The event, organized by four 5th graders at the school, features a free throw marathon and hopes to raise $25,000 to benefit the construction of a medical clinic in Hamaundu, Zambia, which will provide HIV/AIDS testing, treatment and education.

The community is invited to take part in the event as individual or team entries. Individual participants will shoot 500 free-throws, and teams will collectively shoot 6,000. For more information, visit

Pickleball open play

Play pickleball from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday at Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White St., Wake Forest. Pickleball is played on a badminton court with a lowered net, a perforated plastic baseball and wood paddles. It is easy to learn but can develop into a competitive game for experienced players.

For information or to register, contact Joe Vartanesian at

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