ArtsRiot in Burlington hosted The Great Donut Race. In the event, participants were given a map of 11 checkpoints to bike to. At each pit stop the person had to get a stamp to prove they were there. The cyclist also had the option of eating up to three donuts at each stop. For every donut eaten, the biker would get three minutes subtracted from his/her time. There were no specific directions or order in which the bicyclists had to race, just their own decisions and strategy!
Our own Morning Meteorologist Steve Glazier participated and won! He finished the route in 1 hour, 54 minutes, and 54 seconds. Along the route he was able to eat 17 donuts to eliminate 51 minutes from his time and come in with a final time of 1:03:54. This was enough for first place!
This was all for good reason and not just gluttony. Each participant paid $10 do get into the event and the proceeds go to Local Motion, a local non-profit organization that supports and advocates for walking/biking/carpooling/etc.
When asked how he felt after, Steve Glazier was quoted by saying, 'Real full....good, but full.' Using a calorie counter, Steve burnt an estimated 1,250 calories during the race. However he consumed about 3,450 calories from the donuts.
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