Wheat Ridge High School
9505 W. 32nd Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
The Farmers 5000 is likely one of the very first school-based 5K fundraisers in the state of Colorado. Since 1981, serious racers and weekend warriors alike have been coming to Wheat Ridge High School to run the Farmers 5000! Starting and finishing in front of the school, this race winds through the surrounding neighborhoods making it a true community event. The Farmers 5000 continues to raise money to support school programs while promoting physical fitness and community spirit. All funds from entry fees are given to various educational and special programs within the school. The 5K run and walk, along with a 1K fun run, are open to all!
Student/Jeffco staff $25 - includes race shirt
Betty's Runners (runners age 70 and older) - $30 - includes race shirt
Virtual run $30
Elementary school runners $10 - includes youth large race shirt
Race shirt can be purchased for an additional $10 with any adult, alumni and virtual run registration until July 31. Shirts purchased after July 31 are $15.
Runners who registered by August 21 will be guaranteed their shirt size availability on race morning.
Online registration closes at noon on Friday, Sept. 15. Race day registration is available for an additional $10.
Mail-in registration is available using the form in the downloads section below.
All mail-in registrations and online registrations made before 2:00 p.m. on Sept 12 may be picked up at Wheat Ridge High School on the following dates:
Thursday - Friday (Sept 14-15) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (Sept 16) 9 a.m. to noon
Race day (Sept 17) 7:30 a.m to 8:30 a.m.
Betty Willis was a long-time supporter and participant of the Farmers 5000. In fact, she ran her last Farmers 5000 at the age of 90 in 2018! To honor her enthusiasm for the sport of running and for our community all runners age 70 and older will have the race t shirt included in their registration. You can read more about Betty and her incredible talent here.
The race begins and ends on 32nd Ave. directly in front of Wheat Ridge High School.
Participants should park in the lot on the north side of the school, off of Holland St. and south of 37th Ave. NOTE: You will not be able to access the start line or parking lots from 32nd Ave. on race morning.
The certified course begins and ends at WRHS, winding through the neighborhood streets. Download the course map in the Downloads section below.
The Farmers 5000 is professionally chip timed.
Top male runner and top female runner will each receive $100 cash. First and second runners-up will receive gift certificates from Runners Roost Lakewood. Overall winners are excluded from the age group awards below.
Top 3 Male/Female 5K runners in all categories will receive a gift certificate from Wheat Ridge businesses. First place age group winners will receive a $10 gift card to BP RunCo at Golds Marketplace. Second place winners will receive a coupon for a free burrito from Pablito's Burritos and third place winners will receive a coupon to Stylus and Crate.
Age Categories: 8 & under; 9-12,13-15, 16-19, every 5 years thereafter, 80 and over.
There is so much to do on race morning and we can always use an extra set of hands. Click the button below to volunteer.
Sponsorship provides an ideal marketing prospect for your business. We offer many levels of sponsorship and opportunities for involvement and provide businesses with positive brand recognition. As a sponsor, you can be part of a fun athletic event that promotes health and wellness in our community. You can download the sponsorship packet below. If you would like more information on our race, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the completion of the 5K we will have a 1K Fun Run for the kids (old and young!).
Hop on! Our tractor will take the kids 'round and 'round the festivities!
The race shirt is included in all student and Jeff staff registrations. Others can purchase the shirt for an additional $10 during registration.