Thursday, February 7, 2013


Greenville, Ohio – Darke County: The Light Foundation is excited to announce their 5k Adventure Race, The Gauntlet on Saturday, August 3, 2013. The Gauntlet is back and participants will have the opportunity to conquer natural and man-made, military-inspired obstacles in what promises to be a fun, MUDDY race. Push yourself ! Test your mental & physical limits by completing The Gauntlet Trail Run, spanning approx 3 miles on a permanent natural course with man-made & natural obstacles at Chenoweth Trails in Greenville, Ohio.

Solo runners, ages 14-up, can run competitively for awards or just for fun and Teams of 3 can work together, aiding each other through the course, to compete for the team awards.

Still not sure you have what it takes to get dirty? That’s okay, we have something for everyone and for all ages at THE GAUNTLET. In addition to the 5k we have a full day of entertainment that is FREE for spectators. Gauntlet Events include bands, Gone Tomorrow and Whiskey Bizness, great food, raffle prizes, 50/50 chances, beer tent and special guest appearances. The event will also provide a FREE kids race for ages 7-13 and a FREE Kid Care Venue, which will be run certified sitters and volunteers to provide a safe and entertaining atmosphere to our participant’s kids. So come out and see us on August 3, 2013 for an experience like no other, test your mental/physical strength, cheer on your friends, enjoy some great music and a full day of entertainment.

Proceeds from this race will go to The Light Foundation. The Light Foundation created in 2001 by Greenville native and former NFL New England Patriot Matt Light, strives to instill and augment the values of responsibility, accountability, and hard work by providing youth with a unique outdoor learning experience that assist them in reaching their goals and highest potential. With programs like Camp Vohokase, the Light Foundation is able to provide positive opportunities for young people who may not otherwise have them. The Light Foundation also provides college scholarships for local high school students, a free youth football camp, and opens the facility at Chenoweth Trails to other local non-profit programs like the YMCA, Boy Scouts, Darke County Adapted PE, Youth For Christ, Church retreats, and the Greenville Goal Setters Program.

A portion of the proceeds will also benefit local non-profits organizations who have committed their time, efforts and volunteers to help with the event festivities.

The Light Foundation is also working with Green Sneakers for this Event. Green Sneakers will donate .50 per pound of sneakers collected. Participants can leave those MUDDY golden nuggets with us when you cross that finish line. Spectators you too can donate, just bring us your gently used sneakers. Participants and spectators will receive one raffle ticket for each pair of sneakers donated.

For more details and updates about THE GAUNTLET and to register, please go to Don’t miss out on the Early Bird Registration and Pre-Registration Deadlines. Like us on Facebook at The Gauntlet 5K Trail Run

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