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Join us for a year worth of races, comradery, fun and health benefiting
Darke County charities!

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 and offers an opportunity for all to engage in challenges through multiple running/walking events in Darke County. 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.

Learn how to enter the Darke County Wellness Challenge.

Register to participate in a wellness challenge race.

How Are We Doing?
Please take a brief online survey
to let us know how we're doing
and how we can improve!

Take the Online Survey

The Darke County Wellness Challenge committee is made up of a group of volunteers from Darke County who have a shared goal and interest to increase participation in physical activity throughout the community. The committee is a non-profit that operates solely with money provided by Darke County business sponsorship. The committee works very hard to provide the community with a great racing experience and an appreciation banquet each year. The committee would appreciate you taking the time to complete this short survey to help continue to serve you and the community better. Thank you!


Community Health Improvement Program (CHIP)
Funding Opportunity Available to Entities in Darke County Whose Aim is to Improve the Health of Our Community

The DCWC Community Health Improvement Program (CHIP) is a funding opportunity available to entities in Darke County, such as community groups, healthcare entities, social services, local businesses, and other local organizations with a plan to improve community health. They may apply for funding in the amount of $1,000 for their project or program.

Examples of Fundable Initiatives:
Daily Mile after school program facilitated by Darke County School System
First responders looking to purchase facility exercise equipment
Community group funding a park to improve walkability & green space
City planners adding signage to frequently walked areas
Darke County Parks project aimed at improving the built environment

If you think your organization might be eligible to apply, please complete and return the application below by October 31, 2021.

DCWC CHIP Application

For more information, contact DCWC representative Jordan Francis at 937.569.6409 or


Move In the Darke Program

In order to encourage community members to stay active year-round and between Darke County Wellness Challenge races, we have created the Move In the Darke program that enables participants to track their miles logged per month to reach a year end goal. Keep track of the miles you run, walk or swim. You can submit these miles each month before the 5th day of the following month. You can also bike but you can only submit 1/3 of your biking miles.

NOTE: These can be any miles you purposely run, walk, swim or bike for exercise, including races. Please DO NOT submit miles associated with daily life that a tracking device, such as a Fitbit, would count.

Those who log 300, 500, and 1,000 miles throughout the year will be recognized for their achievements.

Miles should be submitted by the 5th of each month for the previous months miles, including miles you do on your own and/or at a competitive event. Total miles for each individual will be posted monthly.

Monthly Mile Tracker


Please submit miles logged each month
by the 5th of the following month.

  *Denotes required field.






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