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The Gauntlet

Have you conquered adventure races, mud runs, triathlons, or the crossfit Open and want to challenge yourself in a different way? The Gauntlet is unlike any run, obstacle race, WOD, but a combination of all - it is a fitness competition designed to test your overall fitness, endurance, strength, speed, agility, adaptability, and most of all your perseverance.

The Gauntlet, presented by Home Depot, OSU Sports Medicine, and Boyd's Tire,is a series of ten-twelve individual and group challenges over a 5K course over a two-day period June 15-16 at Alum Creek State Park. The final and possibly deciding challenge is on Sunday, June 16 with the Gauntlet 5K urbanathlon (note the 5k on Sunday is open to non-challenge participants). The creative and unique challenges have been designed by local crossfit gyms, personal trainers, and fitness crazies with a varying degrees of difficulty to test your complete fitness. Winners are determined by a point system in each challenge and not by finishing position achieved.


100% of the proceeds from The Gauntlet go to the OSU Ross Heart Hospital for the treatment and prevention of heart disease.

PARTICIPATION IS LIMITED for The Guantlet. Participation is unlimited for The Gauntlet 5K on Sunday, June 16.

For 12 & under, sign-up for the Mini-Gauntlet on Sunday, June 16.   

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June 15, 2013
8:00 AM

Alum Creek State Park
Lewis Center, OH

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Event Schedule

Saturday, June 15
Check-in: 7:00 am - 7:45 am
Athlete instructions:7:45 am
Event Formation:7:45 am
Event begins: 8:00 am
Challenge #1: Katzenmoyer Performance's "The Brick House"
Challenge #2: The Energy Lab's "Dog Sled"
Challenge #3: Good Bodies Fitness's "The Wringer"
Challenge #4: MM Fitness "South Pacific Charm"
Challenge #5: Greenswell's "Boyd's Bath"
Challenge #6: HBM Wellness' "Dam Wind"
Challenge #7: Element 5 & The Energy Lab's "The Bazooka"
Challenge #8: Heather Welsh's "120"
Challenge #9: LEAP Performance's "The Haymaker"
Challenge #10: Element 5"s "Jersey Shores"
Challenge #11: Good Bodies Fitness' "Mexican Roll"
Challenge #12: "The Mystery"
Challenge FINAL:  SUNDAY: Gauntlet Urban Obstacle 5K

The Final challenge on Sunday, June 16 is optional to Challenge participants. It is worth bonus points.


Male and Female by gender by age division
Over 60 

Shirts & Amenities

All participants will receive an offical 2013 Gauntlet shirt. After the event on Saturday,there will be fresh food anbd produce to help recover from the day's event and prepare for Sunday's final event.

Event Rules

The following rules and guidelines are intended to help create a fun and safe event for all participants.

                          • Participants must abide by all instructions given from the race director, race staff, volunteers and medical personnel.

                          • Participants understand and acknowledge the Gauntlet is a rigorous event and accept all risks associated with the event.

                          • Participants must be physically able to complete the course and all challenges.

                          • Participants must be 18 years-old or older on race day in order to participate.

                          • Participants must wear the provided bib number clearly shown on the front. No participant will be allowed to race without an official bib number.

                          • Videographers and photographers are stationed along the course. Participants agree to allow the event producer to use any pictures or video footage of the event for future promotional purposes.

                          • Urinating or defecating on or anywhere near the course is strictly prohibited.

                          • Registration is closed when the maximum capacity of 200 is reached.

Entry Fee

Advanced Registration
Thru June 14: $55*

Race Day Registration

*includes the final challenge of 5K run on Sunday, June 16.

** Race day registration is only available if participation limit has not been reached.


Top male and female finisher by gender are eligible for a commemorative award.

The Top Three Finishers in Each Division
The Top Finishers in each division for men and women will also earn a custom commemorative award.

Top Three Teams by Division
Each of the top three teams by division will receive a commemorative award to put one display.

Finisher's Award
Each finisher will earn an offical Gauntlet medal and the satisfaction of finishing the Gauntlet!

Policies & Refunds

No refunds, transfers or injury deferrals.


Go to http://alum-creek-state-park.org/ for directions from your location. The Gauntlet start location is the main beach located off Lewis Center Rd, Lewis Center, OH 43035.
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The Gauntlet takes place at Alum Creek State Park.