Cheesehead Challenge - Join us Next Year - May 16th, 2020!
Click here for a photo gallery of event highlights from April 27th, 2019. Even with the threat of 7 to 10 inches of snow, we had several hundred attend. Email email@example.com if you are interested in becoming a sponsor or vendor in 2020.
The Cheesehead Challenge is an annual 5K run, walk or roll (wheelchairs & strollers welcome) - with an optional 1K route at Sheehan Park in Sun Prairie, WI.
There is food, drinks, live music, and a vendor fair after the run/walk. Free cheese samples available at every 1K completed. Or for the more serious runner, earn a prize for finishing top in your age group! The race will use bib chip timing. Event t-shirt, sunglasses, and participation medal included with registration! See below for additional details.
Running Coach Training Program
We are offer a free, optional 12-week "Couch to 5K" training program with the Running Diva Mom (optional 1K route) when you register. You will receive a link in your registration confirmation email on how to pick the program that meets your needs - walking, running, or recumbent options available. A private Facebook group is included to provide training tips, motivation, inspiration and more! Not on Facebook? The program can be done by email. The modified portion of the training program was designed based on physical therapy programs used to rehabilitate individuals with dysautonomia, but it can be used by anyone who needs a gentler approach to exercise. Couch to 5K Training/With Gentle Exercise Options.
Save the Cheese! Find the Mice!
Help us save the cheese! Kids 12 & under can participate in a mouse scavenger hunt at Sheehan Park after the race. See registration table for instructions. Prizes for those who find a mouse! Please register for the free hunt so that we know how many scurrying mice to hide.
Why Run? Why Donate?
With over 70 million worldwide affected by dysautonomia, we need your help to make a difference! Dysautonomia (pronounced “dis – oughta – know' – me – uh”) is an umbrella term that includes many disorders that affect the autonomic nervous system. This system controls automatic body functions such as digestion, heart rate, blood pressure, pupil dilation, kidney function and more. Symptoms can be mild to debilitating.
One of the more common forms of dysautonomia is called POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome). POTS can impact people of any age or gender, but the majority of patients are women between the ages of 12 and 50. An estimated 1 in 100 teens are impacted. The disability seen in POTS is similar to that of congestive heart failure or COPD, but POTS receives much less research funding. It's time for a change!
So make a difference today by registering or donating to help support Dysautonomia International's research, education, advocacy, awareness & patient empowerment programs!
We are excited to have a great line up of vendors and sponsors for the community and patients to check out. There is something for everyone - from beer to pizza to health experts and fitness! Click here to view our 2019 Vendor list...
SCHEDULE, AWARDS & DETAILS
Schedule of Events
7:30 am - 8:45 am
Volunteers arrive and set up begins
Race introduction and start
Lunch, band, vendor fair opens
End of activities
Sun Prairie and Sheehan Park are easily accessible off of I-94 from Milwaukee, I-90 from Madison, and Hwy 151 from Fond du Lac. All trails are wheelchair accessible.
- Top Male/Female Winner - "Big Cheese" Crown
- 1st Place Male/Female Age Group Winner - Cheese Trophy
- 2nd & 3rd Place Male/Female Age Group Winners - Cheese Medallion
- Participation Medal - All registered runners, walkers, and rollers
Check out our great line-up of participating vendors and sponsors - Vendor List
Inclimate Weather Policy
Watch our Facebook page, this event page, or your email for event cancellation. This event uses an outside timing company that does not give us a rain date option. We do not let the threat of impending snowstorms slow us down (like in 2019)! However, we will cancel in the event of pouring rain or lightning - no refunds.
1375 Linnerud Dr.
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
19 & Under
50 & Over
Food, Drinks & Live Entertainment
Fresh wood-fired pizza, Italian nachos, cannolis, and soft drinks by Scrima's Pizza available for purchase.
Hand seleted brews made in Oconomowoc will be available for purchase.
Enjoy 2 hours of live music while enjoying, beer, cheese, pizza and our vendor fair.
What's Included With A Paid Registration
Super cool event t-shirt
Event sunglasses from Movin Shoes
Custom Participation Medal
Cheesehead Challenge's Very Own!
Free samples at every 1K
Mouse Hunt Prizes
Awareness Duck & Small Frisbee
Highest Fundraising Individual
Portable Generac Generator
Highest Fundraising Team
Memberships to Orange Theory & Other Gift Items
When you register you can join an existing team, create your own team, or register as an individual. But you do not have to register to make a donation! Please make sure to encourage family and friends to participate.
You can also register to take part in our Couch to 5K (1K) Challenge that has three different training levels to choose from. The program was written by a certified running coach and includes running, walking, and recumbent training options. After registration is complete, you will receive information in your confirmation email on how to get started.
Don't want to take part in the Couch to 5K portion? Simply register without the challenge. Click the Register button below to see all of our registration choices. Or find out how to be a sponsor or vendor.
Make sure to register kids for our free 12 & Under mouse scavenger hunt to help save our cheese so we know how many to plan for!
Race day registration is also available on site for the 1K, 5K and mouse hunt! If you are interested in volunteering, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Run Walk or Roll
Check out our online registrations! Run, walk or roll the 5K or optional 1K route. Choose to be part of our free Couch to 5K/1K challenge - our running coach will guide you through a training program to help you succeed.
Sponsors & Vendors
Do you want to be an event sponsor or event vendor? Do you want to donate items for event use? Follow the link here to see our vendor and sponsor options - scroll to bottom of registration choices.
OUR 2019 SPONSORS
For questions regarding the Cheesehead Challenge or our Dysautonomia International - Wisconsin Support Group, email email@example.com.
About Dysautonomia International
Dysautonomia International is a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that advocates for over 70 million people worldwide who live with a form of dysautonomia through research, physician education, public awareness and patient empowerment programs. The organization’s Medical Advisory Board is comprised of leading experts in the field of autonomic neuroscience from Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School, Vanderbilt University, and beyond. More information can be found at www.DysautonomiaInternational.org.
We can't wait to see you there!
Thank you so much for choosing to support our mission by participating in this all-important annual endeavor! Your email receipt is on its way!