Carolina Donut Dash 5K

1 Mile, Other

Event Date

Sat, May 21, 2016


Marion, NC


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Carolina Donut Dash 5K

$30 $30 Closed

Carolina Donut Dash 5k (Virtual)

$35 $35 Closed

About This Activity

          The first annual Carolina Donut Festival sponsored by Mr.Bob’s Donuts will be held May 21, 2016 in Marion, NC. The kick off to the festival is the Donut Dash 5K. The run/walk event will begin at the Historic Tailgate Market and go through downtown Marion highlighting historic churches, beautiful houses, the old train depot, the birthplace of Carolina Tar Heel Coach Roy Williams, and end in the left of the Carolina Donut Festival. Each 5K participate will receive a one of a kind donut finisher medal that you will want to add to your collection, a custom festival t-shirt, and an amazing donut courtesy of Marion’s own, Mr. Bob’s Donuts.

           We encourage all runners and walkers to come dressed in donut theme. After the last 5K participate finishes, there will be a costume contest in search of the "sweetest" dressed runners and walkers. There will be some really ‘sweet’ awards for the costume winners.
        This is a family friendly event for both runners and walkers. The Donut Dash is a novelty event. Which means it is not a timed race. The focus is on family, friends, and delicious fun.

       The cost for the Carolina Donut Dash 5K is $30.00. This includes a donut finisher medal, festival shirt, and a Mr. Bob’s Donut. The run/walk will begin at 9:00 a.m at the Historic Tailgate Market in Downtown Marion. There will be race day registration at the Historic Tailgate Market from 7:30-8:30. This race is capped at 150 participates. In order to guarantee a shirt you must register May 6th. Those that register after this date will receive shirts on a first come basis or until they are gone. In order to guarantee your spot in this event, register early! All the proceeds for the festival and the 5k will go back into the community. The proceeds from the 5k will go directly to McDowell County Schools. Don’t forget to enjoy the Carolina Donut Festival following the 5K.

About the Carolina Donut Festival:

“1st Annual Carolina Donut Festival : sponsored by Mr. Bob’s Donuts“. It will take place May 21, 2016 right on Main St. in Downtown “Mayberry-like” Marion, North Carolina. The festival is family oriented, spotlighting vendors and their sweet, delicious treats. It will also include booths for non profit organizations, as well as booths for local and regional artisans to display and sell their creations. The festival will also feature activities such as: a donut eating contest, a donut race, bobbing for donuts, a donut toss contest, Donut Dash 5k, Miss Donut Pageant, and the introduction of our donut seed to the population.

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