We are excited for you to join us for the most memorable racing event of the year!

November 15, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Washington Park, Denver



Saturday, November 14

10am - 5pm: Packet Pickup 

Location TBD


Sunday, November 15

  • 7am - 9am: Last Minute Packet Pickup and Registration

  • 9:30am Kids 200 Yard Cheese Dash

  • 9:45am: Corrals Close

  • 10:00am: 5k Start

  • 10:30am - 12:30pm: Post-Race Party

  • 11:30am: Awards - All athletes must be at the awards to collect prizes.



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:

  • Certified 5k course

  • Flat and fast

  • Professional chip timing

  • Awards for age group winners

  • $5,000 in prize money to overall winners

  • Prize to the cheesiest costume wearer

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

  • Free professional race photos

  • An amazing experience!



Click the PDF above to see a course preview with the start and finish line marked.


Washington Park

Denver, CO 80231



Think you have what it takes to finish at the top of the race? If you manage a top 6 overall 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 according to 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

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

Terms & Conditions:

  • All cash prize winners will be required to fill out a W2

  • Winners must have a clean record and no prior performance enhancing drug convictions

  • Checks will be mailed out within one week of the completion of the race.



Awards will be given to the top 3 male finishers and top 3 female finishers in each of the age groups below. Overall winners earning a cash prize will not be eligible for age group awards.

Age Group Awards

  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

Age Groups:

  • 0 - 14

  • 15 - 19

  • 20 - 29

  • 30 - 39

  • 40 - 49

  • 50 - 59

  • 60 - 69

  • 70+


Top 6 men in 2019

  1. Marty Andrie              14:33

  2. Dominic Korir             14:35

  3. Geoffrey Kipchumba 14:41

  4. Tripp Hurt                   14:44

  5. Kyle Medina               14:45

  6. Alec Baldwin              14:46


Results for the Mac 'N Cheese 5k can be found here:

Mac 'N Cheese 5K Results

Past Results & Photos​ 



Do you have what it takes to be called "Cheesiest of them all?"

  • Dress in your best cheese-inspired costumes

  • Make sure to inspire the crowd—winners will be chosen by how loudly the crowd roars in support of your costume while judging

  • Winner takes all competition    

  • Creativity is half the battle; You must also be a race finisher to be eligible

  • Bonus points for having the most fun!



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We hope to not only host the tastiest and fastest 5k out there, but also one that helps our community and continues to improve it every day.  Everyone is welcome to join team Foster Source! Select the yes box when prompted "Are you a part of Foster Source Charity Team" on registration checkout. When you select yes 20% of your registration will support Colorado's foster families.

Click more info to read more about why we chose to partner with Foster Source in 2020.

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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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