Mustache Dache 5K November 17th 2012


So last Saturday I ran the Mustache Dache 5K in Magnuson Park, Seattle. I had a blast! The whole happening was well thought out and there was just so much fun going on it was impossible not to smile. The month of November also goes under the name Movember and it is the Mens Health Awareness Month with an emphasis on prostate cancer.  I especially felt for this cause because my dear uncle is fighting prostate cancer as I write this. I thought of him and sent him some smiles and strength which, both of them, is something I have a bunch of.

I didn’t get a ton of photos of the race as I planned to, and I managed to stay out of the thousands of photos that were taken but here’s a few at least.

The night before the race I tried my mustache on and felt like a real man. 

My friend captured at least one photo of me during the race, close to the finish. I’m the all black runner to the left. Smiling, of course.

Post-race. Posing with my pretty bib, some crazy hair and tired eyes. It’s actually kind of hard to smile with a mustache glued to your upper lip. And I also found it pretty frustrating having it on while running with sweat and runny nose making the mustache feel… Hm, awkward. I guess I’m just not that good at being manly? 


I finished the race in 27 minutes and 25 seconds and did my fastest 5K ever. In my second race ever. The whole thing was just awesome and if I happen to be in Seattle at this time of year 2013 I’ll definitely do it again. You should come join me!





6 thoughts on “Mustache Dache 5K November 17th 2012

  1. How did I miss this race!? I have done a few of the Magnuson park series races, but totally didn’t see this!! Awesome job!! How fun.

    • Oh, I’m sorry you missed it but keep your eyes open for it next year in Movember :)
      I was planning on doing the Magnuson Series 10K for Thanksgiving but missed out on it due to lack of transportation. Bummer, I liked running in Magnuson!

  2. First, my thoughts are with your uncle as he fights cancer. Love the idea of a mustache dash and I wish my Movember stache could be removed as easily as yours! Congrats on completing your second race and setting a new PR (personal record).

    • Thank you. I’m a bit sad being on the other side of the world not being able to see him, but it seems like things are moving the right way for him which is GREAT!
      I like that you’re doing the real Movember deal, growing a mustache but I feel for ya. I totally liked the fact that I could get mine off quickly after the race. And thanks, I’m planning to go for more races and new PR’s in a near future!

  3. Congrats on your PR!!!You may have to do all your runs with a stach ;)

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