What is the Mustache Dache?
The Mustache Dache is a slightly irreverent mustache-themed 5K with a killer post-race party to raise awareness and funds for men’s health, with an emphasis on prostate cancer. Men, women, and children are all invited to participate in the race, grow a mustache (if able), and register at Movember to become Mo’ Bros and Mo’ Sistas.
The Mustache Dache will take place Saturday, November 17th.
Cinco kilometros of bristly adventure await you at the Mustache Dache. This rompish course minces its way through scenes both pastoral and bucolic; enjoy vistas of aquamarine splendor, aka Lake Washington. Be sure to sprightly converse with fellow Dachers as you walk, run, or trot your way along the streets paved with argentine silver.
Be aware! You have 60 minutes to complete the course. After that, hordes of hacky-sackers, longboarders and community gardeners will overtake the run course and attempt to take your mustache hostage.
Click here for an interactive map of the course.
You can register as an individual or as a team. Teams are 4 or more people. Teams save $5 per person on registration, yay! Teams get to make up a team name, make up a team cheer, and print their own currency.*
Registration costs $30 in September, $35 in October, and $40 in November (So for teams, that’s $25, $30, and $35 per team member). Online registration does not include sales tax. Registration closes at midnight on Tuesday, November 13th.
You can register in-person after online registration is closed (individuals ONLY, no teams) at packet pickup OR on race day for $45 (includes sales tax).
Packet pickup will be held the Friday before the race at Fleet Feet Sports in Seattle, from 10am to 7pm, or on event day at the race from 8am to 9:30am.
People that do packet pick up on Friday are truly awesome and will probably enjoy great success in the professional and personal realms.*
Included with your registration fee are the following succulent items:
- Access to the post-race party, aka Mustache Bash, aka Awesomeville USA.
- Professionally run 5k run/walk experience
- 10% of your registration fee goes to Movember
- Free photobooth fun!
- Take a ride on a mechanical bull!
- Chip timing for accurate run times
- Post-race food
- Entry to the post-race Beer Garden
- A credible reason to dress up and have a mustache.
So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and register already!
*Probably not true.
The Mustache Bash
Once you cross the finish line, you step foot in a mythical land, flowing with revelry and amusement: The Mustache BASH! The Mustache Bash is fully equipped with taco truck, free photo booth, complimentary light refreshments, beer garden, gear check, live DJ, lots of prizes, sponsor giveaways, music, and a gentle, kindly mechanical bull named Mustache.
It’s pretty much going to be like flying in the 60′s but a lot more spacious and bristly. The party will start once you cross the finish line and will end sometime around 1pm.
The deck of the battleship Missouri was already scheduled out, so we’ve gone with the 2nd most illustrious site this side of the Prime Meridian for packet pickup: Fleet Feet Sports Seattle. Packet pickup is a happy time on Mustache Dache Eve, when work is done for the week and all that lies ahead of your is the shimmerting, bristly future of the weekend. The first 300 folks to packet pickup will get a Mustache Dache tote bag!!!
Stroll your self on over to Fleet Feet Sports Seattle from 10am to 7pm on Friday, November 16th to pick up your bib, timing chip, t-shirt andor trucker hat (if you ordered one). 10% off anything you buy that day at the store! Directions are to be had here. You’ll probably get a raise and/or free stuff if you come to packet pickup on Friday. Saturday? Not so much.
Can you pick up someone else’s packet? Yes! You just need to bring written permission, with signature, from the owner of the packet, stating that you are authorized to do so. You’ll also need photo ID to prove that you are indeed who you claim to be.
If you’re too cool for school, you can do your packet pickup on race day as well, from 8:30 to 9:45am.
Just do that clicky thing with the mouse dealy-o right here to view results for the Mustache Dache.
Your free photobooth pictures will be available as soon as possible–check back soon.
Group online deal information
Did you buy a deal from living social, get my perks, schwaggle, or google offers? Great. Here’s what you need to know:
–If you already registered online after buying the deal, you’re already in our database, so you’ll just need your photo ID.
–If you did not register online yet after buying the deal, not to worry. Just bring proof of purchase of the deal (a printed email, for example) and go to day of race registration. Present the proof, and you’ll be registered for the race and won’t need to pay anything. Don’t worry if the deal says it’s expired, you’ll still be good to go.
8:30-9:45am: Check-in and gear drop off (if you’re late to check-in, you’ll be late to start the race!)
10:00am: The Mustache Dache starts!
10:30am: Beer Garden opens; the brew doth flow!
12:30pm: The Mustache Dache draws to a close.
What to Bring
–>Warm running clothing
–>Cash or credit card for food trucks
–>A healthy sense of irreverence
What not to bring….dogs and strollers. Unfortunately, the insurance we use for the Mustache Dache does not allow for dogs or strollers to participate in the run. However, dogs and strollers are welcome to come and spectate at the Mustache Dache!
Beer Garden! Bier Garten! Jardim da cerveja! גן הבירה! Pivo vrt! બીઅર ગાર્ડન!
There are many different ways to say beer garden. Above, we have English, German, Portuguese, Hebrew, Croatian, and Guajarati. What an amazing world we live in, Ole!
The Mustache Dache Beer Garden, hosted by Magnuson Athletic Club, will be serving up the following beers for you to enjoy! IDs will be checked at the door, and cash or credit card is accepted.
Bud Light (Anheuser-Busch)
Manny’s (Georgetown brewing)
Redhook ESB (Redhook Brewing)
Breakway IPA (American Brewing)
Gear check is available to all participants from 8:30am – 11am on race day (after that, it shuts down!). You’ll need to bring your own gear check bags, which must be no larger than 12” X 18”. Bigger than that, we’ll bust out the soft cushion and comfy chair on you. When you arrive at gear check, volunteers will put a label on your bag with your bib number on it. You must have your race bib in order to reclaim your items at gear check after the event.
No doubt you’ve heard of the crazed waves of food trucks shocking the area with gourmet food on 4 wheels, and the Mustache Dache has succumbed to the enticing go-go gourmand demands of dinner denizens. So, we’ll have food trucks!
Awesome T-Shirt & Amazing Trucker Hat
Available for purchase are the paradigms of fashion: the Mustache Dache Luchador T-shirt and Mustache Dache Trucker Hat. You can buy them online when you register or you can buy the shirt separately online. At just $10 each, it’s a small price to pay to become a fashion demi-god. Click here to buy. The T-Shirt is available for purchase online until November 4th; the Trucker Hat is available until October 29th. You can buy both in-person on Mustache Dache Day, but quantities will be limited.
Haircuts with Rudy’s
Stylists from Rudy’s Barbershop will be in the beer garden after the Mustache Dache providing complimentary haircuts to participants and friends. Rudy’s has served Seattle since 1993 and is proudly participating in Movember this year. Donations will be accepted, with all proceeds going toward Movember.
Prizes and Whatnot
As the ancient Greeks, we elect to recognize the fleetest of foot amongst our rapscallion hordes. Prizes will be given to the top 3 finishers in the following age groups:
- No Mustache Growers (12 & Under)
- Angst-filled (13-17)
- “Mature” (18-39)
- Mid-Life Criss (40-59)
- AARPwesome (60+)
- 1970′s (TOM SELLECK IS MY FAVORITE!)
- Presidential/Famous Dead Mustache Guy)
Finally, we will recognize the teams with the best “team spirit”, which is a completely subjective and utterly biased judgement by East German Olympic judges from the ’88 Olympics. And of course, the best mustaches will be recognized as well!
Mustache Guidelines for Men
Hey, man. You’re doing it! Growing a mustache. Miracle of nature. Rock on. A few things to keep in mind:
- There will be a sweet (but not too serious) mustache contest at the Mustache Dache (also, a costume contest, just to keep things lively). Crowd-pleasers, take note.
- According to Movember rules, Mo Bros should start November 1st clean-shaven. If you opt to not participate in Movember, totally cool if you decide to start ahead of time with your ‘stache cultivation.
- Take pictures of your mustache as it grows and post to our facebook page! We totally dig seeing the MD’ers and keeps us excited about our own mustaches.
- Be sure to tell those who inquire about your mustache why you’re doing it: The Mustache Dache and men’s health. Definitely refer them to Movember.
Please refer to our handy mustache-growing guide for more pointers.
Mustache Guidelines for Women and Children
Hey, ladies and youngsters! While hair may not sprout naturally from the borderlands between your upper lip and nose, that’s no reason that you can’t rock a mustache. There are several options available for you to stay unified with your more hairy brethren:
- Take advantage of our free on-site face painters!
- Pick one up before-hand at local purveyor of fine goods Archie McPhee
- Shop online for some high-qualify mustachery
Whatever route you choose, just be sure to be rockin’ a ‘stache!
Need directions? Zap. Done.
Carpooling makes you a better person, opens up your horizons, is good for the earth, and is good for your mustache. So carpool to the Mustache Dache, yo!
Magnuson Park is blessed with a plethora of parking options, with several large lots inside the park. Click here for an interactive map of parking areas, or take a look at the map below. There should be plenty of parking for everyone, but the spots closest to the start/finish area will fill up first, so plan ahead with enough time to get from your vehicle to the race.
Due to the upfront nature of event costs, we cannot offer refunds, transfers, or deferrals. Make sure that you are good to go when you sign up!