Registration open for third annual HHS Mustache Run

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

HELENA–The time is now to start growing a perfect mustache in preparation for the third annual Helena High School Mustache Run to benefit the HHS soccer programs.

The Mustache Run 8K, 5K, Fun Run/Walk and Pet Walk is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, as a rain or shine event beginning at 8 a.m. at Helena High School.

The Mustache Run gives both serious and casual runners a chance to get outside and run for a good cause to support Helena High School soccer.

In addition to the timed and untimed 8K and 5K, fun run and pet walk, there will be a best mustache contest, silent auctions, door prizes, vendor booths and more.

The current door prizes include soccer shirts and gear, a Nike soccer ball, elk horns, an official soccer scarf, Beef ‘O’ Brady’s gift certificate, Jack’s food vouchers, official Husky cups and car magnets and decals.

Silent auction items will include a barbecue basket valued at $300, four season passes for the 2019 soccer season valued at $300 and two season passes for 2019 valued at $200.

The goal of the event is to support the annual cost of uniforms, equipment, referee fees, field maintenance, team travel, tournament costs and clinics. The program’s long-term goal is to relieve or significantly reduce the fee player’s and their family 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.

Registration for the race is currently open online or may be done in person the morning of the race between 6:45-7:45 a.m.

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

–Baby Smooth 0-5 year olds for free

Any participant including a pet in the 5K or fun run/walk will cost an extra $5. The first 50 pets registered will receive a free Prairie Dog Elk Antler chew valued at $14.

The cost to enter the best mustache contest is $5 as the contest will be broken down into a real and fake category with prizes awarded to each division and age group.

For more information on the Mustache Run, including registration and sponsorship costs, visit Hhsmustacherun.com.