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The Cheddar Challenge 5K

Sat June 9, 2018 Directions
Run or walk 3.1 miles through the beautiful farm on June 9th!

5K Run or Walk

9:00AM EDT
Run or walk 3.1 miles anytime, anywhere!

Virtual 5K

Young's Jersey Dairy (situated between Dayton and Columbus)
6880 Springfield Xenia Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Welcome Summer the right way! The Cheddar Challenge is returning for the 6th annual 5K run and walk through the back 40 of Young's Jersey Dairy! 

The Cheddar Challenge brings runners and walkers of all levels out to Young's Jersey Dairy for a fun, scenic run. You will traverse the back acres of this world-famous farm and take in the sights most don't typically see. After you tackle the 3.1 miles, the Farmstead Cheese Festival awaits you. Sample all sorts of cheese, enjoy tons of fun activities, and, of course, grab some legendary Young's Jersey Dairy Ice Cream! Oh, there will be milkshakes...

Can't make it this year? Sign up for the Virtual Race option and do your 3.1 miles whenever and wherever you'd like! Click that option for more details.

Event schedule and times

7:00AM Packet pick-up and race day registration

9:00AM Race starts

After the race, enjoy the Farmstead Cheese Festival at your leisure. If you plan on going to the Yellow Springs Street Fair, hop on the complimentary shuttle which will take you to and from until 7PM. 

The Farmstead Cheese Festival will be going on all day for your enjoyment! #nomnom

Packet pick-up will be held at the farm beginning at 7:00AM.


-Entry to the 5K run or walk

-2018 soft style shirt

-2018 finisher's medal for every participant 

-5oz. milkshake at the finish line to cool you down

-Cheese samples waiting for you at the finish line

-Commemorative bib 

-Chip timing 

-Free parking at the farm

-Free shuttle to/from the Yellow Springs Street Fair all day long

Prices increase as the race gets closer. Also, the race is limited to 1,000 participants. Once it's sold out, it's sold out. Secure your spot today to get the best price!

We always need awesome volunteers to help make the race a success. We have several shifts to choose from when signing up. Besides having a great time at a beautiful dairy farm, you'll receive:

-Choice of a FREE race registration for The Cheddar Challenge or The Great Pumpkin Run OR a donation to a charity of your choice

-Exclusive volunteer tech shirt

-Light snacks throughout the shift

Use the menu to navigate to the volunteer page to view available shifts (or just click here). 

Race Contact Info

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Young's Jersey Dairy (situated between Dayton and Columbus)
6880 Springfield Xenia Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387


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