Ever dreamed of snacking on a doughnut while you’re huffing and puffing you’re way through a run on the treadmill? The Dubai Fitness Challenge is back this year for its sixth edition and they’ve cooked up the sweetest, and might we add, craziest race concept we’ve ever seen: The Doughnut Run.
This race is just as its name suggests – you’re going to stuff your mouth with the sugary, fried snack during a 1km run. As absurd as it sounds, we can’t think of a better incentive to pant and sweat profusely out of choice than the promise of fluffy, chewy doughnuts. It’s better than the proverbial carrot on the stick. Plus, you’ll have nothing to feel guilty about as the calories of the doughnuts will be cancelled out by the running. Or so we’ll staunchly believe.
The sweetest race of the year first premiered in 2021 and its back to tantalise the city’s foodies on November 13 at Dubai Festival City.
Here’s how the doughnut run works:
- You have to sprint across a 1km route and make quick pitstops to eat a doughnut at dedicated stations. Instead of the usual water and Gatorade, you’ll be refuelling on scrummy desserts.
- You’re allowed to take as many laps around the course as you please but you’ve got to pop a doughnut with every round. Now, that’s a rule we’ll follow any day.
- What you’ve got to bear in mind though is that you can’t run with a full mouth. So the challenge here is to gobble up that doughnut quickly enough to resume your run and beat others to the finish line. So this is as much an eating contest as it is a running race.
- Winners will be chosen after every lap.
It’s a test of your endurance and your appetite! Signing up for this delicious race costs AED125 per person and it’s open to anyone aged 4 years and older.
Find registration details below