Exercising and eating sugary sweets are not usually done at the same time, but in Celina, that is exactly what hundreds of people did. The first ever Donut Dash, Saturday morning, allowed runners to race alongside Grand Lake St. Marys, stopping at a donut station to lower their race times. For every donut eaten, a runner's time was lowered by two minutes.
Matthew Bond traveled from the Dayton area to take part in the 5K race. With a time of 43:31.9, Bond downed 14 donuts, making his final race time 15:31.
JB Pastries in St Marys was chosen to bake the donuts for the race, a process that lasted several hours, resulting in 200 dozen donuts.
Organizers hope to bring the event back next year, but hope to hold it when the weather is a little warmer.