HHS hosting Mustache Run March 12

Published 1:38 pm Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Helena High School will be hosting the “March Stacheness Run” on March 12 to benefit the Helena Soccer Programs. (File)

Helena High School will be hosting the “March Stacheness Run” on March 12 to benefit the Helena Soccer Programs. (File)

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

HELENA–Both serious and casual runners will have the opportunity to come out to Helena High School on Saturday, March 12, to participate in a fun mustache run, while also supporting the HHS soccer programs.

The event has been deemed the “March Stacheness Run” and will begin at 8 a.m.

The event will include a timed or untimed 8k, 5k, a fun run/walk and a pet walk.

Other festivities include a best mustache contest, silent auctions and vendor booths with all of the proceeds from the March Stacheness Run going directly to the Helena High School Soccer program.

“The goal of the event is to support the annual cost of uniforms, equipment, referee fees, field maintenance, team travel, tournament costs and clinics,” according to event information.

The program’s long-term goal is to relieve or significantly reduce the fee players and their families spend to participate, upgrade the practice field with amenities such as lights, fencing, seating and water stations, as well as create a reserve for replacing capital equipment like soccer goals.

Those wishing to participate can register online for a variety of runs.

The different runs available are as follows:

  • The Handlebar Adult 8k run for $25
  • The Handlebar Under 13 8k for $15
  • The Plain Old Stache Adult 5K for $25
  • The Plain Old Stache Under 13 5K for $15
  • The Peach Fuzz Adult Fun Run/Walk for $20
  • The Peach Fuzz Under 13 Fun Run/Walk for $10

To add an official time to any version of a race will cost an extra $5 and any participant including a pet in the run will cost an extra $5.

In addition to the run, a best mustache contest will be held and broken down into best real or fake mustache categories.

For $5, a contestant can enter the best mustache contest and prizes will be awarded in each of the categories.

Online registration is available until March 4 and those who register for the run will receive a free T-shirt.

For more information and to register, visit Hhsmustacherun.com.