Gotta Watch: Racing with donuts, beer
A man crushes four donuts down into a more managable bite.
February 6th, 2012
12:54 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Racing with donuts, beer

To many of us, completing a running race is tough enough. But for others, just running the race isn't enough. Sometimes you've got to add something fun into the mix.  In today's Gotta Watch, we look at three races that won't be featured in this summer's London Olympics.

Five miles, 12 donuts – We did the math on this charity event involving Krispy Kreme donuts and a five-mile run. Participants run 2.5 miles, then have to eat a dozen donuts before resuming their run.  Think you could complete this race?
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'Drinkers with a running problem'- "Hashers" are runners who incorporate drinking alcohol with running. In this video, runners take part in a full, 26.2-mile marathon, but are required to drink a beer after each mile.  As if this weren't serious enough, not only are their runs timed, but they're even clocked while consuming their beers.
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Winning wiener dogs – Our four-legged friends can't be left off our list of wacky racers. In this little race, Dachshunds are dressed up in hot dog costumes and race across a finish line. Unfortunately for their owners, some dogs like their costumes more than running in a straight line. Check out these wiener dogs as they go for the win.
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  1. saywhat

    A 'great' cardiac work out. Count me out.

    February 6, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. WWRRD

    I did the Krispy Kreme race. Fun time. Quite a few lost their donuts on the run back though.

    February 6, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Superman

    How about tequila and donuts ?

    February 6, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Attn CNN I am not BOMBO © so you don't need to delete my comment

    Endurance races are fine, but what about the 100m drunken sprint across a crwded bar to get to the washroom so you don't throw up all over the table? I've done that.

    February 6, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. what would brian boitano do?

    Nothing beats the classic beer mile:

    4 laps, 1 beer between each lap, no shot gunning, time runs even while you chug, penalty 5th lap if you toss your cookies

    February 6, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  6. andyoo

    running 5 mile only?12 donuts only? That's nothing.
    Check out the houston donut ride (bicycle race).
    People can chow down as many donut as they can along the ride, then minutes are deduct from the total ride finishing time for each donut you eat. some guy ate 28 donuts and get a negative ride time and won.
    this one is not as fun for 12 fixed donuts.

    February 6, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. George

    i like beer

    February 6, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Bakers Dozen

    I've been shorted a maple bar... .

    February 6, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Bakers Dozen

    Ive been shorted a maple bar... .

    February 6, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy ©

    I think it's fabulous that CNN is promoting a healthy diet and excercise.

    February 6, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    lmao @ banasy, its a prelude to the sugar police, remember? Not to mention todays fluff thread! Just go with it!

    February 6, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Tom

    Cops are trying to leave donuts out now!

    February 21, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |