Donut Dash 2014 is the primal test of one’s ability to eat, run, and do good. A fun-run, centered near Carnegie Mellon University, Donut Dash 2014 challenges participants to run a full mile, gorge on up to a half-dozen donuts (if you dare!), and run yet another carb-infused mile before crossing the finish line!.
This year Bob Dax, Carnegie Mellon Class of '72, winner of CMU's Distinguished Alumni and Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s Order of Minerva awards, and our SAE chapter’s Alumni Advisor, was diagnosed with the debilitating neurodegenerative disorder ALS, known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Our gratitude for this remarkable man's character and selflessness has motivated us to join the fight against ALS by directing all proceeds of the 2014 Donut Dash to LiveLikeLou.Org.
Runners take a one mile path starting at the base of Morewood Gardens Apartments heading west, turning around at S. Craig Street, following Forbes to Margaret Morrison, turning around again, and completing the loop by going behind Morewood Gardens to get their donuts. The second lap is the same as the first, except everyone is up to 6 donuts heavier!
Whether you're competitive and slurp down a water slogged 2400 calories of donuts or prefer a leisurely meal with fork and knife, we will ensure you are provided with your daily nutritional value of donuts (that's a thing, right?).
Neil & Suzanne, October 2013
Neil and Suzanne Alexander established LiveLikeLou.org in 2011 when Neil was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), the devastating condition known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Through this fund they are raising awareness of ALS, providing care and comfort to ALS families in Western Pennsylvania, and supporting scientific research targeted at finding a cure. The fund is named for baseball legend Lou Gehrig to honor the example that he set for all people living with ALS.