Denver's Cheesiest

5k Road Race

We hope to see you in 2021.  The 2020 Mac 'N Cheese 5k has been cancelled due to restrictions around the Covid 19 pandemic.

November 15, 2020
Washington Park
Denver, CO


Denver's premier 5k road race, starting and finishing in Washington Park. The Mac 'N Cheese 5k is a flat and fast course, offering $5,000 in prize money, age group awards, and plenty of food and beverages at the post-race party!  

November 15, 2020

Washington Park, Denver, CO





Whether you are gunning for the win or just interested in a morning stroll, this race is for you! We are all about hosting a race with plenty of fun and competition.

Race highlights:

  • USATF Certified 5k course

  • Flat and fast

  • Professional chip timing

  • Awards for age group winners

  • $5,000 in prize money to overall winners

  • Prize for the cheesiest costume finisher

All runners will receive:

  • Free post-race mac 'n cheese and fried mac 'n cheese provided by Mac 'N Noodles

  • Mac 'n cheese graphic apparel included with registration

  • Refreshments along the course

  • An amazing experience!



Think you have what it takes to finish at the top of the race? If you manage a top 6 overall finish or a top 3 age group finish, you will be rewarded!


Aside from getting your food before everyone else, there is a $5,000 prize purse for overall winners. The following cash prizes will be given to the top 6 overall male and top 6 overall female finishers based on gun time.

Cash Prizes

  1. 1st place - $1000

  2. 2nd place - $500

  3. 3rd place - $400

  4. 4th place - $300

  5. 5th place - $200

  6. 6th place - $100


Age Group Winners

  1. 1st place - $30 Mac 'N Noodles Gift Card

  2. 2nd place - $20 Mac 'N Noodles Gift Card

  3. 3rd place - $10 Mac 'N Noodles Gift Card

*Note: We do not offer comped entries for elite runners. Please register via the normal registration form.​

**All cash prize winners will need to fill out a W2 and have no prior performance enhancing drug convictions



If you're like us and can't get enough mac 'n cheese, then our mac 'n cheese clothing and apparel is for you!

All products are made in the USA and ship within a few business days.



You've done it.  You've registered! You're so close to the ooey-gooey mac 'n cheese waiting for you at the finish line, but you gotta get there first.  Whether you're joining us for your first-ever 5k or you're gunning for the $5,000 in prize money, we have training plans and coaching available to help you achieve your goals.


Run for Charity

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Our 2020 Charity of Choice for the Mac N Cheese 5K is Foster Source


 Why Foster Source?

Click to the Run for Charity page to find out why we made this choice!




Have a question about the event? Drop us a line. We would love to hear from you!


Want to be a part of the most fun race of the year? We need your help to make this event special!


Interested in becoming a sponsor or partner? We would love to work with you! By sponsoring the event, your brand will have access to tens of thousands of Denver community members.

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Schedule of Events

Week 1: July 13 - July 19 (Virtual 5K)

Week 2: July 20 - July 26 

Week 3: July 27- August 2 

Week 4: August 3 - August 9

Challenge Descriptions

Week 1: Run an all out 5K on a course of your choice! The breakdown for how many points you can earn this week will be sent out the Sunday before the week begins.

How to submit your 5K time: Send a screenshot of your GPS data to  

Prizes for week 1 include Fastest Age-Graded Male, Fastest Age-Graded Female, and the Average Joe and Jill (male and female closest to the average 5K time from week 1).

Week 2: Elevation gain.  Stretch those quads, they're going to hurt!

Week 3: Mileage.  Bust out that new pair of running shoes and run those miles!

Week 4: Get ready to race!


12 Weekly Challenge Winners 

Top 3 Overall Males

Top 3 Overall Females

Note that overall awards will be based on cumulative point total from all the challenges.  All overall winners will be asked to provide GPS data from all challenges to verify their results.  Any missing data will result in removal of points from that challenge from the participant's overall score. 

EVERY person registered will be emailed a digital coupon for a FREE classic mac 'n cheese from the Mac 'N Noodles food truck at the conclusion of the event.

The results spreadsheet, found below, will be updated throughout the competition.  Check it often for the most up to date results!

Our charity partner, Foster Source

Their mission: "Our mission is to provide relevant training, resources and support to foster parents from a trauma-informed approach, giving them the skills and confidence to spark healing in vulnerable children."

Their vision: "Inspiring lasting healing in vulnerable children through confident, compassionate foster parents."

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Sponsored by Mac 'N Noodles. Website designed by Chris Robertson

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