Traditional Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) Cake Race at Auburn University
The race is open to all comers including students, faculty, alumni and townspeople. Both the Athletics Department and Student Recreational Services strongly support this annual event as a way to promote physical fitness among students.
Origin of the Cake Race
The race started in 1928 by Wilbur Hutsell, the track coach at the time, in order to recruit possible male track team members in the freshman class. Hutsell was recognized has consistently producing winning track teams and served as Assistant Track Coach for the 1928 U.S. Olympic Team. Women started participating in the event in 1977.
Omicron Delta Kappa is The National Honor Society at Auburn University, and has been recognized as outstanding leaders on campus since receiving its charter on May 22, 1928. Click here for more information on the history of their organization.
Video about the ODK Cake Race.