December is right around the corner, but Movember is still going strong, even into the month of December!! I recently participated in the Portland Mustache Dache, and having had a great time out there, I felt it was very necessary to alert everyone to another Oregon Mustache Dache event that is occurring! This one is the Corvallis Mustache Dache!
If you are not familiar with November, as was the case for me prior to my experience in the Portland Mustache Dache, here is a little snippet of what it is all about. Movember has been around for a couple of years (at least, right?). October is all about pink with Breast Cancer Research month, and now November shall be known as Movember. The Movember Foundation is the leading global organization committed to changing the ‘face’ of men’s health. A couple of the 800 programs in 21 countries that The Movember Foundation supports include the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Men’s Cancer Navigation Services, mental health programs, testicular cancer programs, men’s health programs and global collaboration.
So how can you get involved in Movember, even though November is fading into the past? Well that is super easy! You can run in the Saturday, December 6th Corvallis Mustache Dache. Yippee Skippee!
On Saturday, December 6th at 3 p.m. will be the official start time for the Corvallis edition of the Mustache Dache series of events. The Mustache Dache is a series of racing events held all over the United States. The Corvallis edition of this race will begin and end in beautiful downtown Corvallis, specifically, at 126 S.W. 1st Street which is Cloud and Kelly’s Public House. The race will be a 5k event, and you are strongly encouraged to come bearing your best mustache – men, women, young, and old racers alike! Best costumes, mustaches, team spirit, and top three finishers in broad-age groups will be recognized. Bring along the kids, too, as they will even have their own distance-appropriate race, called the Mustache Dache CAPE run for kids 12 and younger, for $20. Capes will be handed out to the kids to wear during their event, too – and they even get their own finisher medal! Race distances for the kids are currently a choice between a 1 mile run or 1k (0.62 mile) run.
Runners or walkers with strollers and/or dogs will not be eligible to participate in the Corvallis event. Your registration fee of $45 includes a super awesome Mustache Dache event shirt, and a fabulous finisher medal, that also doubles as a bottle opener (it is really nice!) If you are a fan of mustaches, there are bound to be oodles of different ones to look at, too. Isn’t that what Movember is all about, after all (not all about, but kinda-sorta-maybe-a-bitty-bit)?
The 2014 Mustache Dache Corvallis proves to be another fun, entertaining, “cult classic” style 5k event in the Mustache Dache series. I hope you will get registered for this event, support Movember, and have a truly fun time at the races! Same day race registration is available, too!
Date: Saturday December 6, 2014
Distance: 5k, Mustache Dache CAPE Kids Run (12 and younger)
Start Time: 3 p.m. at Cloud and Kelly’s Public House (126 S.W. 1st Street, Downtown Corvallis)
Cost: $45, $20 for the Mustache Dache CAPE Kids Run
Register: Click here to register