What is the Mustache Dache ™?
The Mustache Dache™ is the nation’s premier mustache-themed running series! Men, women and children are all invited to embrace their inner Mario or Luigi and participate in this slightly irreverent 5k. Taking place during the month of November, the national series helps Movember, the global men’s health charity, combat prostate and testicular cancer. All participants receive a t-shirt and mustache finisher’s medal, plus access to the post-race festivities, with photo booth, costume contest, food, and plenty more.
What does the Mustache Dache™ support?
All Mustache Dache events financially support the Movember Foundation, the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health. They achieve this by challenging men to grow moustaches during Movember (the month formerly known as November) to spark conversation and raise funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.
The Movember community has raised over $550 million to date and funded over 800 programs in 21 countries. This work is saving and improving the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems. Details about the over 800 programs that Movember has funded can be found here.
Movember is committed to utmost transparency and accountability. They are an IRS registered 501(c)(3) charity and an accredited charity with the Better Business Bureau and have earned Gold Participant status with GuideStar.
Further, detailed financial information about their financials, including their annual report and IRS Form 990, can be found on the Movember website.
What Happens at a Mustache Dache™ 5K Fun Run?
This year, we are offering a kid’s run, so the whole family can participate! Kids will receive their own bib, finisher’s medal, and best of all, a Mustache Dache CAPE! Nacho Libre, anyone? The kid’s run will be for kids 12 & under and costs $20 to enter. The course will be short enough for all kiddos to reasonably finish.
Get ready to dial up your style about three notches once you feast your eyes on the 2015 Mustache Dache shirt. It’s a gender-specific, super-soft piece of sweet shirt style. In other words, you’ll probably like it.
Please note that shirts can only be picked up in person at packet pickup or race day. We do not mail out shirts afterwards or hold them. No exceptions!
All participants, including participants in the Kid’s Dache, receive a finisher’s medal! YAY! It’s not ready yet, but when it is, you can bet your socks that we’ll post a preview right here.
New for 2015, we will have professional photographers at all events snapping pictures left and right of all participants. You’ll be able to download these sweet pics within 72 hours of each event, for free!
Want to escape the lines? Come to pre-race packet pickup. Simple as that. Things can get a little crazy on race day.
Can I pick up my entire team’s packets and/or friends’ packets? YES! We encourage each participant to collect packets for either their entire team or for a friend. It’ll make race day much easier if you’ve already collected your packets and shirts! You DO NOT need an ID or note… we just ask that you make sure the other participants know so they don’t come too.
If any merchandise items were purchased during the registration process you must have your registration receipt in order to receive these items.
Packet pick-up details will be available at least 2 weeks prior to race day.
Results will be available as soon as possible after the race and will be posted here once available.
Karma is a five letter word. So if you hate running or just want to compensate for felonies in a previous life, volunteering is the way to go. Go here for Mustache Dache ™ volunteering details at each location.
Race day schedule will be posted two weeks prior to race day. Check Mustache Dache ™ race location details here!
What to Bring
–>Fresh and styling costume
–>Cash or credit card for merchandise
–>A healthy sense of irreverence
What not to bring….our four legged canine friends, aka Canis lupus familiaris, the dog. Unfortunately, the insurance we use for the Mustache Dache™ does not allow for dogs to participate in the run. However, dogs are welcome to come and spectate!
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 Crisis (40-59)
• AARPwesome (60+)
We will also recognize the best costumes that display the finest in sartorial harmony, and 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!
Due to the upfront nature of event costs, we have a uniform policy of no refunds, transfers or deferrals to a future year. We know that plans change and unexpected things come up, but we feel it is most fair to apply a uniform policy to all, instead of an arbitrary line of who merits a refund and who doesn’t. Thank you for your understanding.
Make sure that you are good to go when you sign up!