We sure hope you’re hungry. The sixth annual Doughman is set to take place on Saturday, May 25 at 8am. The relay-style event, which promotes sustainability and living local, challenges four-person teams to race through Durham, performing feats of athleticism and displaying gastronomic prowess.
Each member individually completes an eating and athletic leg before the entire team finishes the race in the final eating and sprint leg. The athletic endeavors include running, biking and aquatic activities, and the food is provided by popular local restaurants. The 2012 Doughman included fare from eateries like Dain’s Place, Old Havana Sandwich Shop and DaisyCakes.
This year’s race benefits The Durham Public Schools Hub Farm, an educational farm and environmental lab that emphasizes the local food system and environmental stewardship. The Hub Farm encourages hands-on experience and allows students, teachers and the community to learn more about agriculture.
The Doughman raised $40,000 last year, bringing the total amount brought in by the races to more than $100,000. This year, the goal is to collect $60,000 for the Hub Farm—all part of the plan to make 2013's Doughman "bigger, batter, and doughier."
The Doughman will begin in the parking lot at the corner of Foster Street and Seminary Avenue. Be sure to bring your appetite!