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Dozens compete in Donut Race to benefit One Fund Boston

1:05 AM, Jun 8, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Friday was National Donut Day, and it was also the day of a special event in which competitors eat a dozen donuts during the course of a 5K race.

The Donut Run was held on Friday night in Riverside.  The was a relay race in which each team had three people and each person had to eat 4 donuts before they ran a mile.  There was also a kids race and the event capped off with an 5K for individuals who each ate a dozen donuts by themselves.  Each person in this race had to eat 4 donuts before they started.  They then had to eat 4 more after the first mile and 4 more after the third mile.

Proceeds from the Donut Run will be donated to the One Fund Boston.  The race's organizer, Paul McRae, was one of a a few dozen local residents that competed in this year's Boston Marathon that was marred by a pair of deadly explosions.

The Donut Run 5K was won by Nick Zart, a 16-year old student at Christ's Church Academy in Mandarin.  His winning time was a little more than 27 minutes.

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