Since 1981 runners have been coming to Wheat Ridge to run the Farmers 5000! This race continues raise money to support school programs and promotes physical fitness and community spirit. All funds from entry fees are given to various educational and special programs within the school.

This year the runners will be treated to post-race pasta from our friends at Abrusci's Fire and Wine!  

2017 Farmers 5000

Race Date

September 17, 2017 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

All mail-in registrations and online registrations made before 2:00pm on September 12th may be picked up at Wheat Ridge High School on the following dates:

Wednesday - Friday (Sept. 13-15) 9:00am to 5:00pm

Saturday (Sept 16) 9:00am to noon

Race day (Sept 17) 7:30am 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 8, 2017. 

Online registration is open until midnight, September 15, 2017.

Off site registration is open from September 1 until noon on September 16 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 

Fun Run (no t shirt): $5

Course Map


This year we are offering the businesses of Wheat Ridge the chance to showcase their fitness and be part of a competition to be named the “Fittest on the Farm.”  The Wheat Ridge business who has the most employees register and compete in the Farmers 5000 on September 17 will be awarded a Gold Level Sponsorship for the 2018 race, a $1500 value.

What do you get in return for your support of this event? We will send you fitness tips to share with your employees, such as training tips, nutrition pointers and motivation boosters.  If your company participates in the Corporate Challenge you will be given a free 10x10 booth at the finish line festival.

The fee to register your business for the Corporate Challenge is $25. After you have registered your company we will add you to the drop-down list of participating companies on our race registration website.

Add my business to the Corporate Challenge

More information


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 36th 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 use the button below. Thank you for your support of this wonderful event.