In 1981, a group of Wheat Ridge High School parents and runners organized a road race to benefit the school. Not only did this group aim to raise money to support school programs, they also wanted to promote physical fitness and community spirit.  That mission continues to this day.  All funds from entry fees are given to various educational and special programs within the school.


Farmers 5000

Race Date

September 18, 2016 9:00 AM


Wheat Ridge High School

9505 W. 32nd Avenue

Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Race Location

Parking and Start Line

Race participants are encouraged to park in the student lot on the north side of Wheat Ridge High School, at 35th & Holland St.  The best way to access this lot is off of 38th Ave., as 32nd Avenue will be closed to traffic.

The start line is on 32nd Avenue directly in front of Wheat Ridge High School.

Packet Pickup

Online registrations made before 2:00pm on September 13th and all mail-in registrations may be picked up at Wheat Ridge High School on the following dates:

Wednesday - Friday (Sept. 14-16) 9:00am to 5:00pm

Saturday (Sept 17) 9:00am to noon

Race day (Sept 18) 7:00am to 8:30am


The top male and female runners will receive $100 CASH.  First and second runners-up will receive a gift certificate from Runners Roost Lakewood, 7978 W. Alameda Ave, Lakewood. Overall winners are excluded from age group awards.

Top 3 male and female runners in all categories will receive a gift certificate from Apple Ridge Cafe. Age categories are 8 and under, 9-12, 13-15, every five years thereafter, 80 and over.

All entrants are eligible for prize drawings at the race finish, courtesy of area businesses (must be present to win)


Registrations by mail must be postmarked by September 13, 2016.

Online registration is open until midnight, September 16, 2016.

Off site registration is open from September 1st until noon on September 17th at Runners Roost Lakewood, 7978 W Alameda, and the Wheat Ridge Rec Center, 4005 Kipling St.

Adults: $35

Alumni: $33

18 and under, all Jeffco Staff: $25

Elementary School Challenge: $10 (includes a youth large t shirt only)

Fun Run (no t shirt): $5

The Farmers 5000 raises funds for Wheat Ridge High School. Anyone who donates $25 or more (on top of your entry fee) is entered into a drawing to win a $750 gift certificate to Quality Auto Care & Tire Center.  Thank you to Quality Auto Care & Tire Center for this generous donation!


Course Map


This event is timed by Running Bears.

Previous results



We would like to invite your business to partner with Wheat Ridge High School for its 35th Annual Farmers 5000. 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 and supports a local non-profit.

Sponsorship information


The Farmers 5000 depends on volunteers for many aspects of the race, including planning and coordination as well as race day logistics and operations.  If you are interested in helping the Wheat Ridge High School community by volunteering for the Farmers 5000, please use the contact form at the top of the page, or email Thank you for your support of this wonderful event.