The 4th Annual Gauntlet Run Presented by Reinhart Food Services Announced by the Light Foundation

08 Jul 2015 16:40
Jean-Loup Fenaux
Press Release

This fun-run tests athletic abilities and promotes teamwork with a military inspired, 5K, obstacle course that will leave participants muddy and feeling accomplished

Greenville, OH (June 26, 2015)…The Light Foundation is excited to announce The 4th Annual Gauntlet 5k Adventure Race Presented by Reinhart Food Services, taking place at Chenoweth Trails in Greenville, Ohio on Saturday, August 8th, 2015. The Gauntlet is full of military-inspired obstacles and promises to challenge participants as they use teamwork to move through the course. The more they conquer, the MUDDIER they will get! Even those not running can have a great day as this is an event with fun and festivities for the whole family!

Sponsors of this year’s race include presenting sponsor Reinhart Food Services, Trident Seafoods, Schrieber Foods, Sugar Foods, Mix 107.7 and Dayton Power & Light.

The 5K Run will kick off at 10:00 a.m., with waves running every 20 minutes. Registration for The Gauntlet will include a T-shirt, medal and beverage token. Individual, student discount, corporate/team/school challenge, and our FREE kid’s race (ages 5-12 and registered runners can run with their children) registration forms are all available at:

The top 2 male & female finishers will be recognized in the following age categories: 13-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 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.

If getting dirty isn’t your forte, you can still have a great time! Athletes and spectators alike are encouraged to attend the event. The Gauntlet isn’t just a mud run, it’s also home to a full day of entertainment that is FREE to anyone who attends. Gauntlet events include bands, great food, raffle prizes, 50/50 chances, a beer tent and special surprise guest appearances.

Organizers have also thought of the little ones with a FREE Kid Care Venue, where certified sitters and volunteers will provide a safe and entertaining atmosphere for participants’ kids. Light Foundation Founder Matt Light, a three time Super Bowl winner and former New England Patriot, urges everyone to come out and cheer on Gauntlet runners. “Spectators will have an amazing view of the final obstacles, as they cross the finish line for a great cause. It’s just a really fun day for anyone who attends, whether competing or not.”

For more information, race day updates, free parking shuttle times, entertainment and race entry giveaways, please visit our website and ‘Like’ us on Facebook at The Gauntlet 5K Trail Run.

Please visit our website for further details about our fundraising opportunity and how you can raise money by running for your school or non-profit organization. Sponsorship packages are also still available. For more information on opportunities, please contact Nick Schuckman at 513-513-0948, Leslie Gunckel, at 937-423-7443 or e-mail us at [email protected]

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 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