The Sixth Annual Gaylord Gauntlet 5K on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 is not for the faint-of-heart—or those who like to keep their running shoes clean. Held entirely on the Gaylord Hospital campus which features 400 acres of land in rural Wallingford, the Gaylord Gauntlet offers a blend of wooded trail and open field running with 22 natural and man-made obstacles along the way to test an athlete’s strength and endurance. Mud will be used sparingly, but upper body strength will be featured in some obstacles including a rock wall climb and vine swings. The race will feature 20 waves of runners and is appropriate for those aged 12 and older. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. with the initial wave launching at 8:00 a.m. and the final wave launching at 2:00 p.m. The Gauntlet will be held rain or shine. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories and all participants will have a timing chip in their bib. Costumes are highly encouraged! A festival area will feature a live DJ and food and beverage trucks. A kids’ obstacle course will be open for children aged 5 – 11 who are accompanied by an adult. The cost of registration at www.gaylordgauntlet.org is $55 through May 1st and then $65 until online registrations end on June 17th. Day-of registration is $70. All proceeds will support the Gaylord Hospital Sports Association which offers adaptive sports and recreation programs to adults with physical disabilities and visual impairments in Connecticut and the Northeast at no cost or minimal fee.