The self-described "world's premiere quadrathlon" has set the date for its second-annual combination of athletic events and competitive eating.
Yes, the Doughman competition is in fact coming back to the Bull City, on Saturday, May 23.
The idea is simple, if potentially nausea-inducing. Get together a total of four friends. Send a relay leg to a restaurant and chow down on food. Perform an athletic feat, then run or bike to the next restaurant where your relay partner takes over.
As the rules point out, you need to bring your own bike, obey all traffic laws, and be ready to meet up to run across the finish line after one last gastronomic challenge -- oh yeah, while holding hands.
And don't forget the most understated rule: "Vomiting is strictly discouraged."
Nosh and Dain's Place are back for a second year, and are joined this year by Blu Seafood & Bar, Daisy Cakes, and Four Square.
All proceeds from the race go to the non-profit SEEDS and their terrific Durham Inner-city Gardeners (DIG) program, which "empowers teens by teaching organic gardening, sound business practices, healthy food choices and food security values."
Interested in volunteering or racing? Visit the Doughman web site to learn more.