The Light Foundation's Mission

The Light Foundation created in 2001 by Greenville native and former New England Patriot, 3-time Pro Bowler and 3-time Super Bowl Champion Matt Light, strives to instill and augment the values and responsibilities, accountability, and hard work by providing youth with unique outdoor learning experiences that assist them in reaching their highest potential.  Our goal is to lead young people down a path to becoming responsible members of their community who are can pass the torch of leadership and achievement to their friends and families.  The Light Foundation’s programming includes Camp Vohakase Leadership Camp, Youth Turkey Hunt, Youth Football Camp and supports local non-profit organizations like 4-H Clubs, Girl/Boy Scouts and many of the local church and school organizations.

The Gauntlet Outreach:  Since our inaugural run in 2012 we have contributed $29K back into the community through contribution to various organizations.   

Special Thank You To Our 2016 Sponsors

Is your organization interested in Volunteering at this event in 2017?  We are always looking for organizations to partner with us and help us make this event a success!  For additional information please complete and submit the from below and we will be in contact soon. Thank you!

​​​We want to extend a heart-felt THANK YOU to our SPONSORS for their commitment in making this event a success!   It was the vision of The Light Foundation, the hard work of the Gauntlet Team, the commitment of volunteers, and the financial generosity of our Sponsors, that made the Gauntlet 2016 one to remember!  We had over 370 adult runners, 100 kid runners, and lots of spectators who enjoyed the event.

What a successful Gauntlet we had this summer! The runners and spectators, thoroughly enjoyed the 2016 Gauntlet.  This was the first year of bringing the race back to the camp site at Chenoweth Trails and it was a huge hit!   The commitment of our volunteers made our event possible!  Their contribution helped make it a success and help raise the bar for future events.  The Gauntlet team is looking forward to planning another awesome Gauntlet in 2017.

Thank you ​ to our 2016 Volunteers for the commitment in making this event a success!   Racers and spectators raved about how kind and helpful the volunteers were.  We are truly grateful to have such wonderful volunteers and look forward to your support in 2017.

Arcanum Athletics

Bradford Football Team

Darke County YMCA

Knights of Columbus

Greenville Wrestling

Mississinawa Valley Athletic BoostersPurple Passion 

​​​​​​Corporate Success

"Dayton Power & Light is proud to be a Title Sponsor of The Gauntlet 2012-2016 Thank you for your flawless organization of the event and for taking such good care of our competitors.” Community Relations Coordinator  “Kudos to an amazingly organized and fun race! This was my second year participating and this year was even better than the last.  From start to finish the process went smoothly. …  The course had even more obstacles this year and they were challenging and fun! The 2 people I brought with me both commented on how this was the most organized race they have ran (both have done multiple races and many mud runs) and that the after party was so much fun and offered the best variety of food.  We were treated like royalty for being the major sponsor and it felt nice to be appreciated! I am glad to be part of an organization that is able to support events like The Gauntlet, it was a very deserving cause!”


2017 Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Reach Customers / Support Local Youth & Non-Profit Programming


Gauntlet 5K Adventure Trail Run is a community event presented by The Light Foundation and supported by local and corporate sponsors to benefit local programming in Darke County.

           

Your Help Is Needed:  The Gauntlet is in search of community partners who want to support the goals of the event and also take advantage of this outstanding opportunity.  This highly publicized and signature event provides meaningful investment for sponsors and donors.  Participants and spectators come from surrounding counties, and out of state to this extraordinary event.


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Looking for 2017 Volunteers