Fun for a good cause at Farmers 5000 in Wheat Ridge

Forty-years later, the 5K fundraiser is still going strong.

Bob Wooley
bwooley@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 9/21/21

If you didn’t know the millions of metro-area residents to the north, east and south of Wheat Ridge were there, an event like the Farmers 5000 5K might make you think you were in small-town America …

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Fun for a good cause at Farmers 5000 in Wheat Ridge

Forty-years later, the 5K fundraiser is still going strong.

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If you didn’t know the millions of metro-area residents to the north, east and south of Wheat Ridge were there, an event like the Farmers 5000 5K might make you think you were in small-town America — in the best possible way.

Smiles were the order of the day, and waves — lots of waves, to friends and neighbors as as folks gathered before the race. There were local business sponsors, a DJ cranking the hits — even a game of cow-patty bingo, complete with a real cow.

This was the 40th year serious competitors and folks running for fun came to Wheat Ridge High School to challenge themselves and raise money to support educational and special programs at the school. 

This year’s fastest time was recorded by Scott Figurski, who ran the 5K in 00:18:55.

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