Donut & Trail Races

I signed up for 2 races to complete in August!

The first will be on August 9th. It's called Krumpe's Donut Alley Rally. It's a 5k race through downtown Hagerstown, beginning and ending at Krumpe's Donuts. For those of you who do not live in the vicinity of Hagerstown, do not get the luxury of these donuts!

Image Credit: Krumpe's Donuts

They are basically a landmark in this area, known for having the best donuts around! I have not indulged in any for quite a some time, but I still remember their distinct taste from previous visits. It used to be a place our family would frequent to get a mixed dozen of their donuts. Usually there was a line that extended outside of their small shop.

Image Credit: Cleared and Ready

  I prefer their creme filled donuts, but have never turned away their other delicious options.

Image Credit: Krumpe's Donuts

Anyway, enough about the donuts themselves! Krumpe's Donuts began the 5k a few years back to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organization that assists those that have served and were injured in active duty. All profits made from the race are donated to WWP. So not only are you running for free donuts at the end, but you are also helping those that have protected your freedom. Now that's something to run for!!!

The second race I have decided to participate in is the Gary Brown Memorial 5 Miler on August 17th. I am surprised I have not heard of this race before since it has been held for 30+ years! It also takes place on the C&O Canal in Williamsport. Prior to moving to Boonsboro, I frequently ran the Williamsport section of the canal and loved it. That is why I stick to the canal in my area. It's a beautiful place to run!

After hearing from a runner friend that this race was being held, I took no time in printing out the registration details and mailing them a check! This should be a very lovely run if the weather cooperates! Very small run too. It's limited to only 200 participants.


Do you have any races that you are signed up for this coming month?

 Would you do a run just for food at the end? Like yummy creme filled donuts?

Have you ever participated in a trail race?


  1. I want to do the donut race! It's a little far from me but it looks so, SUPER fun!! Obviously, I would run for the food at the end. Duh!

    1. I don't eat donuts often, but I am super excited to indulge in this one!

  2. Thanks for promoting one of the many runs/hikes along the C&O Canal Towpath. The C&O Canal Trust --- the official nonprofit partner of the C&O Canal National Historical Park --- is working to raise funds to preserve the integrity of the Towpath and improve the visitor experience at the Park. To learn how you can help care for this national treasure, please visit


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