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The cheesiest 5K run and walk returns to the family favorite Young's Jersey Dairy on Saturday, June 13, 2020! Join us for the 8th 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 don't get to see. After you tackle the 3.1-mile course, 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...
The Cheddar is Better Challenge is back! Add this optional 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 race morning.
-Entry to the 5K run or walk (all ages and abilities welcome)
-2020 ultra soft t-shirt, perfect for summer
-2020 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
-Downloadable finisher's certificate
-Free parking at the farm
-Free shuttle to/from the Yellow Springs Street Fair until 7PM
Extra cheddar? Extra bling? It's a thing! Add on this optional 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 love them. 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!
Dashing through the farm is a great time, but it's even better when you have friends along for the ride. Create or join a team with 4+ friends and each team member saves $5 instantly! Here is how it works:
1. Someone registers and elects to create a team
2. They tell their friends to join their team
3. Everyone on the team saves $5 when they sign up!
Now, here are all the details:
The first person to register creates the team. Be sure to confer with your friends ahead of time to come up with the best team name of all time. The first person to register then tells all their friends to join and shares the team password. Everyone who joins will save $5 on their registration!
You do NOT have to stick together on the course in order to be a team. If Toby is super fast and wants to sprint ahead of Pam, Jim, and Michael, that's A-OK!
The race is limited to 1,000 people. Once the event is sold out, others will NOT be able to join your team. Encourage your friends to register soon to avoid any problems!
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 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 eligible to earn your registration fee back! Here's how it works:
1) Sign up for the race. Once you complete your registration, you'll receive a unique 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!
4) Refer a total of ten people and earn the remainder of your registration fee back!
After you sign up, all these details will be sent to you (including the link to share).
Already signed up but can't find your unique referral link? No worries! Click here to view it.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
We'll shoot you updates when the price is about to increase and when we reveal items like the t-shirt and medal!