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About the Wellness Challenge

The Darke County Wellness Challenge is a wellness initiative formed in cooperation with local businesses and lifestyle groups to make our community healthier. The challenge promotes community health through 12 running/walking events in Darke County. The events offer an opportunity for all to engage in challenges with 5K's. Race points are earned for participation and competitive achievements, which will be accumulated at the end of the season. All the races help fund nonprofit and community organizations which in turn helps to support the needs of the community.

Entering the Wellness Challenge

There is no cost to be entered in the Darke County Wellness Challenge. You simply participate in one of the Darke County Wellness Challenge races and you will automatically be entered into the challenge. Participants will be entered as an individual and/or a team. Registration forms for each race will have a place for "Age as of 12/31/18". This is so participants remain in the same age division for the entire challenge.

Enter as an Individual
You will automatically be entered into the challenge if you participate in any of the Darke County Wellness Challenge races. It doesn't matter if you participate in one event or all of them. Just show up at the participating event(s) and have fun!

Enter as a Team
To participate in the wellness challenge as a team, you simply enter your team name on the registration form at each race. All members register themselves. You do not need to be together for registration. Everyone who enters your team name on their registration form will be on your team.

A team must have at least five people per race. There is no limit to the number or make up of your team. It can be friends, family, co-workers or any other combination. You can have 100 or more team members and EVERY member who finishes will earn at least one point towards the year end awards.

Point System

Once the points are uploaded to our website you have one week (7 days) to contest the points. Each participant must run at least 5 races for their points to count toward year end awards. Each participant may run as many races as he/she wants but only the top 7 races will count toward the year end awards. In case of a tie the 8th race will be considered and so on.

Please use the same name each time you sign up for a race. If you sign up as “Robert Jones” in one race and “Bob Jones” in another race the software sees that as 2 different people.

The age divisions will be divided in 5 year increments as follows: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70+.

You will sign up in the age division according to your age as of December 31, 2018.

Example: If your birthday is 12/30 and you will be 30 years old you will register for the 30-34 age division even though you were 29 for most of the year.


The top 10 in each age division will be awarded points. All participants will receive 1 point. The points system will be as follows:

1st place – 10 points 6th place – 5 points
2nd place – 9 points 7th place – 4 points
3rd place – 8 points 8th place – 3 points
4th place – 7 points 9th place – 2 points
5th place – 6 points 10th place – 1 point

If a person in an age division is awarded an overall medal that person will get the points of 1st place in his/her age division. The person in that age division that received the 1st place medal will get points for 2nd place and so on.

Example: John Doe, age 21, won overall male with a time of 15 minutes and received the medal for overall male. Joe Smith, age 21, was awarded the 1st place medal in the age division with a time of 16 minutes. When the points are listed for their age division, 20-24, John Doe will have 10 points and Joe Smith will be awarded the 2nd place points of 9 points and so on through the age division.

Teams must consist of at least 5 people per race. You must be registered for the team before the start of the race. It is your responsibility to know your correct team name. After the race starts there will be no changes. You do not have to be on the same team for all the races but you can only be on one team per race.

If a team member places in his/her age division those points will transfer to the team points. Since every participant is awarded 1 point then each team member will contribute at least 1 point toward the total team points.

Example: John Smith finished 1st in his age division and was awarded 10 points. Those 10 points will transfer to the team competition. Betty Smith finished 13th in her age division and was awarded 1 point. Betty will get 1 point in the team competition.


A year end scholarship will be presented to a student athlete. Please see the home page for scholarship details and to download an application.

Individual Awards:
- Those who participate in 7 races will receive a special prize.
- Those who participate in 9 races will receive a t-shirt and a special prize.
- The top 3 in each age group will receive a medal at the end of the year.

Team Awards:
- The top 3 teams will be recognized during the awards ceremony at each race.
- Year end awards will be given to the top 3 teams overall.

High Point Year End Awards:
The high point male and high point female participants will each receive a $100 VISA gift card. Points from all 13 races will count toward this award; not just the top 7 races.




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