What is the Mustache Dache ™?

Mustache Dache finish line

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 Zero Cancer, a national men’s health charity, to end prostate 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.

The Shirt

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!

The Medal

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.

The Photos

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!

Packet Pick-Up

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

–>A mustache!
–>Running shoes
–>Running clothes
–>Fresh and styling costume
–>Photo ID
–>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!

Refund Policy

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!