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Race Preview: The Mustache Dache Portland 2016

The National Mustache Dache arrives in Portland on November 12. You have just enough time to grow a mustache, groom your current 'stache, or buy a fake one for this hairy 5K. So, what's the deal with the mustache? This national event has a charitable focus: Our 2016 national charity, Movember, is the only global charity focused solely on men's health. The Foundation wants to help men live happier, healthier, longer lives through investing in these critical areas: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health & suicide prevention. Since 2003, they've empowered millions of men and women to join the global men's health movement. Through the mustaches grown and the conversations generated, we've raised over $710M and helped fund 1,200 breakthrough men's health projects in 21 countries.

What do you get when you participate in this manly event? A Mustache Dache gender specific t-shirt (if registered at least 10 days in advance), 2 adult beverages (a Cuervo Gold Margarita and a Widmer beer) – ages 21 and over, a Mustache Dache finisher medal, and a mustache consultation from local barbers. While, I’m not quite sure what a mustache consultation is, perhaps it will help those of you working on growing a stellar ‘stache.

This 5K starts and finishes at Big Al’s in Beaverton, where the after party will also be held. Post-race festivities include a photo booth, food, costume contest, and more. Prizes will be awarded 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+)

If you can’t make it to the Portland event, there are several other Mustache Daches not too far away. Seattle’s race is on November 6 or you can take your mustache to Corvallis on December 3. See all locations here.

Mustache Dache Portland Details

Date: Saturday, November 12

Time: 9:00 A.M.

Location: Big Al’s, 14950 SW Barrows Rd, Portland

Entry Fees: $40,
$20 – Kids 12 and under

Race Website: Click Here

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About Annette Vaughan (298 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner, personal trainer, and race director in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is the race director for Get A Clue Scavenger Race and owns a personal training studio in Canby. She believes in promoting movement, since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.

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