Get ready for one of the hairiest races to ever hit MKE – the Mustache Dache 5k is coming to our city on November 12! Everyone is welcome to take part in this race that will benefit Movember, the only global charity focused solely on men’s health.
Below, Race Director Chris Ponteri tells us a bit more about the upcoming event and why you should race it!
For race specifics, visit our Featured Races page.
Can you start by giving us a quick overview of the Mustache Dache 5k?
It’s a 5k run/walk to benefit the Movember Foundation, which is a global charity focused on men’s health. It is open to everyone, not just men. Women and children are encouraged to participate.
What makes this race unique?
We try to create a fun atmosphere instead of it being a serious race.
Who can participate in this race? Do people have to sport a mustache to participate?
It’s really open to anyone; men and women, boys and girls, mustache or no mustache!
This race is being held at The Rock, a location not many local races are held at. What is the course like?
It’s an interesting course. Trying to fit in a 5k at The Rock was a challenge. It’s an amazing facility; beautiful views and full of character. The course itself will include a few out-and-backs on the road in front of The Rock, and then a fun trip through the baseball diamonds. There are some hills and turns so it won’t be a crazy fast course.
Are there any overall and/or age group prizes awarded?
There are age group awards to the top three males and females in five different categories.
What do participants get with their race entry?
A super-cool shirt, a finisher’s medal, a goody bag and post-race food and drinks.
What post-race activities are available?
The Rock has a sweet Umbrella Bar area with a large patio so we hope to have a fun atmosphere after the race. There will be food and beverages.
Thanks for chatting with us, Chris! To learn more about the Mustache Dache, or to register for the race, visit http://mustachedache.com/milwaukee/.
Have a fabulous weekend, everyone!
Keep Running MKE – you’re doing great!