The Cheddar Challenge 5K

Sat June 8, 2019 Directions
The 7th Annual Legen-dairy Event!

5K Run or Walk

9:00AM EDT
Young's Jersey Dairy (situated between Dayton and Columbus)
6880 Springfield Xenia Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

The cheesiest 5K run and walk returns to the family favorite Young's Jersey Dairy on Saturday, June 8, 2019! Join us for the 7th annual event!

The Cheddar Challenge brings runners and walkers of all levels out to the farm for a fun, scenic run. You will traverse the back acres of this world-famous dairy 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, and there will be milkshakes...

Brand-moo for this year: The Cheddar is Better Challenge. Add this challenge on during registration and you will make a cheese curd pitstop at each mile marker! Young's Jersey Dairy is famous not only for their ice cream but also their homemade cheeses. Each mile marker will feature a different flavor fresh curd. After crossing the finish line, you will receive the exclusive The Cheddar is Better Challenge medal in addition to the regular medal! 

Event Schedule and Times:

7:00AM Packet pick-up and race day registration (if not sold out)

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 downtown Yellow Springs 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 (all ages and abilities welcome)
-2019 ultra soft t-shirt, perfect for summer
-2019 finisher's medal 
-5oz. milkshake at the finish line to help cool you down
-Cheese samples at the post-race Farmstead Cheese Festival
-Commemorative race bib
-Free professional race photos
-Free parking at the farm
-Free shuttle to/from the Yellow Springs Street Fair until 7PM

Prices increase as the race gets closer. 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!

Extra cheddar? Extra bling? It's a thing! Add on the brand-moo challenge and you will be enjoying a farm fresh cheese curd at each mile marker. Young's Jersey Dairy has been making excellent cheese for over 50 years, so you are sure to enjoy their unique curds. Plus, every mile marker will feature a unique flavor!

As you cross the finish line, you will receive the exclusive The Cheddar is Better medal in addition to the regular finisher's medal!

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 either The Cheddar Challenge or The Great Pumpkin Run or a donation to a charity of your choice

-Exclusive volunteer tank top 

-Light snacks throughout the shift

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

While the race is a MOOving experience itself, it's even better when you have friends join you! Once you sign up to run or walk, you will automatically become part of The Herd. Refer friends and family to join you at the race to earn awesome rewards throughout the winter and spring. Here's how it works:

1) Sign up for the race. Once you complete your registration, you'll receive a unique URL link to share.

2) Share your unique link with friends and family. 

3) Each time someone signs up through your link, you'll accrue a referral. Earn five referrals and get $20 credited back to you. Easy peasy, cheddar cheesy!

Don't stop after referring five friends! You can earn other moo-velous rewards:

5 referrals= $20 credited back to your method of payment

10 referrals= free tank top

15 referrals= the remainder of your registration fee credited back to your method of payment

Already signed up but can't find your unique referral link? No worries! Click here to view it. 

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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