Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Gauntlet to Return on June 7, 2014

Greenville OH: The Light Foundation is excited to announce The 3rd Annual Gauntlet 5k Adventure Race, on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Participants will have the opportunity to conquer natural and man-made, military-inspired obstacles in what promises to be a fun, MUDDY race. In addition to the 5K race, we promise a free fun filled day of festivities and activities for the whole family.

The 5K Run will kick off at 10:00 a.m. with waves running every 20 minutes. Runners are encouraged to register on-line or download the mail-in registration form at Registration will include, T-shirt, medal and beverage token. STUDENT DISCOUNT registration forms can be found at or Don’t forget to register your kids ages 7-13 for our Free Kids Race. Registered runners can run with their child on this course. Awards will be given to the top 2 male & female finishers in the following age categories: 14-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70-79 & 80+ and a CASH PRIZE of $100 to the Top Overall Finisher. Awards will also be presented to the Top Team participating and competing for the Team/Corporate and School Challenge. Please visit our website or e-mail us at for details on registering your team for the challenge and to find out about our fundraising opportunity and how you can raise money by running for your school or non-profit organization.

Still not sure you have what it takes to get a little 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 great music, FREE kids race for ages 7-13, great food, raffle prizes, 50/50 chances, beer tent and special guest appearances. The event will also provide 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. This is a fun filled day the entire family can enjoy. So come out and cheer on the participants with an amazing view of the final obstacles as they cross the finish line. Food and beverage vendors will also be on site for purchase.

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 Youth Turkey Hunt, Scholarships, and The Matt Light Football Camp, The Light Foundation is able to provide positive opportunities for young people who may not otherwise have them. In addition, The Light Foundation also opens its facility at Chenoweth Trails to other local non-profit programs like the YMCA, Boy Scouts, 4-H Clubs, Darke County Adapted PE, Youth For Christ, Church retreats, and the Greenville Goal Setters Program. For more information about The Light Foundation please visit

Please visit our website and Like Us on Facebook The Gauntlet 5K Trail Run for more information, receive race day updates, free parking shuttle times, entertainment and race entry giveaways.

Sponsorship Packages are still available, if you’re interested in discussing sponsorship opportunities, please contact Nick Schuckman at 513-513-0948, Leslie Gunckel, at 937-423-7443 or e-mail us at

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