Doughnut Dash runners to eat doughnuts between laps in Thonotosassa

Nope, there's no way you're gonna barf.

click to enlarge The inaugural Doughnut Dash's protein doughnut stations are gonna look this good, right? - PIXABAY
The inaugural Doughnut Dash's protein doughnut stations are gonna look this good, right?

First, there was pizza — glorious, glorious slices of pizza. But Tampa Bay's latest will-run-for-delicious-food event has participants eating another handheld favorite between laps: doughnuts.

The inaugural Doughnut Dash, organized by GroundHog Events and ReBuilt Meals, is set to bring a 5K and a 10K to Thonotosassa on Nov. 17. Hosted at Trout Creek Park, the trail races — which take runners through wooded areas and dirt hills — feature doughnut stations throughout each course, which GroundHog plans to post on its website one month prior to the Dash.

Nope, there's no way you're gonna barf while dodging tree branches and rocks and who knows what other kind of wilderness obstacles after scarfing down those fried confections.

But perhaps the type of doughnut showcased during the Doughnut Dash makes all the difference. Participants of the 10K and 5K, after all, can expect to refuel with protein doughnuts along the way, not the Krispy Kreme variety.

In addition to the 'nuts, runners score finisher T-shirts, medals and access to the after party, where snacks, live sounds from a tune-spinning DJ, contests and more doughnuts await.

Registration for both races is open, and participants who sign up online before June 30 — and enter code REBUILT — receive a $10 discount on the entry fee.

See you at that finish line.

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