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!
Adult $30 - race shirt can be purchased for an additional $10
Alumni $28 - race shirt can be purchased for an additional $10
Student/Jeffco staff $25 - includes race shirt
Virtual run $30 - race shirt can be purchased for an additional $10
Elementary School Challenge $10 - includes youth large race shirt - At this time you can still register for the Elementary School Challenge but you will need to pick up your race bib and t-shirt on race morning, it will not be delivered to your school..
Runners who registered by August 23 will be guaranteed their shirt size availability on race morning.
The Farmers 5000 is committed to keeping our community healthy and safe. We will adhere to all precautions outlined by Jeffco Public Schools, Jefferson County Public Health and the State of Colorado. Though this event takes place outdoors, the restrooms are located inside the high school. Please bring a mask as that will be required to enter the building. Further, we will not be offering water on the course but rather will have individual water bottles available at the start and finish. Please plan ahead, especially if it is a warm day.
All mail-in registrations and online registrations made before 2:00 p.m. on Sept 14 may be picked up at Wheat Ridge High School on the following dates:
Thursday - Friday (Sept 16-17) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (Sept 18) 9 a.m. to noon
Race day (Sept 19) 7:30 a.m to 8:30 a.m.
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.
If health and safety guidelines dictate it, we made need to separate the start and finish lines. In that case, we will start the race on the oval in front of Wheat Ridge High School and adjust the location of the turnaround. So though it won't be the certified course it will be the same distance.
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 40th anniversary commemorative glass and a gift certificate from Apple Ridge Cafe.
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.
Click here to see results from previous Farmers 5000 races going back to 2010.
At the completion of the 5K we will have a 1K Fun Run for the kids (old and young!). Big thanks to Urban Exteriors for sponsoring the fun run.
Hop on! Our tractor will take the kids 'round and 'round the festivities!
B-I-N-G-O! The Wheat Ridge High School Poms will sell you a chance at winning cash! Buy a square and see where our friendly steer goes :)