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The first annual King Philip Music Association Donut Dash was held as a preamble to Plainville Fall Festival, and by all accounts was a terrific success. “The day was amazing,” said Sheila Malacaria, Race Director and KPMA Volunteer. “I was so pleased to see all the families that showed. It was a fun day for everyone.”
The race brought together families, athletes and donut lovers for King Philip Music Association. Held at the Old Beatrice Wood School in Plainville, participants could either walk or run and along the route donuts were offered. For each donut eaten, a credit of time was taken off the total time for the race.
Bronson Venable was the overall winner with a time of 16:58. “He’s a true athlete,” Malacaria said.
The winner of the most donuts eaten and a veteran of four Krispy Cream Races was Joe Knasin of Mansfield . Knasin who ate ten during his run noted, “These Donut Dash races are not common and are a lot of fun. It is great to have one locally.”
Asked if he’d like to see this race again next year, he smiled and said he’d love to come back and defend his title.
Wrentham’s Sean Desrochers was the top kid donut eater, consuming six during the run.
The fastest Wrentham runner was Matthew Hogan, while Abby Farkash of Plainville came in second place overall. Dan Corwin was the first Norfolk finisher.
Wrentham sixth grader Shea Duffty, a budding track star, was running in just his second road race and loved the Donut Dash. "I liked it because it was my second race. I was able to let my energy out,” he said. Previously, he had only run one mile. He finished very strong and he thinks he wants to do more races and might want to join the cross country team.
The idea for the race came when Malacaria and a friend were at the gym joking about the seemingly tortuous nature of some obstacle course races that actually shock the participants. They thought it would be more enjoyable to eat donuts along the way. After doing a little research, they found people were already running donut dash races. Malacaria brought the idea to KPMA. Now it’s a hit. “There will be a second annual donut dash next year,” she says. “More people want to do this and everyone had a great time.”
Donuts and 5K Road race -- two Great things that go great together.
The winner of the most donuts eaten and a veteran of four Krispy Cream Races was Joe Knasin of Mansfield . Knasin who ate ten during his run noted, “These Donut Dash races are not common and are a lot of fun. It is great to have one locally.”
Asked if he’d like to see this race again next year, he smiled and said he’d love to come back and defend his title.
Wrentham’s Sean Desrochers was the top kid donut eater, consuming six during the run.
The fastest Wrentham runner was Matthew Hogan, while Abby Farkash of Plainville came in second place overall. Dan Corwin was the first Norfolk finisher.
Wrentham sixth grader Shea Duffty, a budding track star, was running in just his second road race and loved the Donut Dash. "I liked it because it was my second race. I was able to let my energy out,” he said. Previously, he had only run one mile. He finished very strong and he thinks he wants to do more races and might want to join the cross country team.
The idea for the race came when Malacaria and a friend were at the gym joking about the seemingly tortuous nature of some obstacle course races that actually shock the participants. They thought it would be more enjoyable to eat donuts along the way. After doing a little research, they found people were already running donut dash races. Malacaria brought the idea to KPMA. Now it’s a hit. “There will be a second annual donut dash next year,” she says. “More people want to do this and everyone had a great time.”
Donuts and 5K Road race -- two Great things that go great together.

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