5 kilometres, 5 doughnuts – have you got what it takes?


To run 5k, stopping to consume a whole ring doughnut at every kilometer (5 doughnuts in total!). Each doughnut has to be eaten before continuing with the run, so no eating while running. On completion of each doughnut, you will be issued with a sticker which will go on your race number. To be awarded a Doughnut Dash medal, you will need to cross the finish line with all 5 stickers on your race number. Easy!

It’s £16 to register and race numbers will be sent by post to your Paypal specified address closer to the event date.



This year's dash will take place in the beautiful grounds of Colchester Castle again, on Sunday 10th of September 2017 from 11.30. 

Free parking will be available in the field accessed via Catchpool Road, which is off Cowdray Avenue.

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ABOUT THE CHARITY — Kidney Research UK

Kidney Research UK was founded in 1961 and is the leading UK charity dedicated to funding research aimed at finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for kidney disease. We have over £10.1 million invested in research at any one time, awarding grants to doctors, nurses and researchers across the UK. We also award grants to kidney patients so that they can cope with the unexpected costs of their condition, and campaign for better patient access to renal services and are dedicated to raising awareness of kidney disease.

We operate a kidney health information service to answer the questions kidney patients inevitably have about their condition, and a range of web-based literature is available on various kidney diseases.

The lives of over three million people in the UK today are under threat from chronic kidney disease. This number is set to grow as the population ages, placing greater strain on the system. Currently only one in four people receive the kidney transplant they need. 90% of people, on the transplant list are waiting for a kidney – that’s around 7,000 people.



Getting sponsorship is not a requirement but we ask that you try and raise £25 – the more money raised the better! If you would like to get your friends and family to sponsor you, please do so by setting up a Just Giving page and joining our team. This will mean we can easily track all the money raised as part of this event.

Download a copy of the Kidney Research UK sponsorship form.

There will also be mini races for children – no need to register, just sign up on the day.

Please contact us with any enquiries at

If you can’t take part but would like to make a donation, please donate via our charity site.



Click here to sign up.



The Doughnut Dash is proudly supported by

If you are a local business and you would like to support or sponsor the event please get in touch.