Every three minutes, a new case of prostate cancer is diagnosed in the United States. Every 15 minutes, a man dies from it. As an extension of the Growvember movement, we’re raising awareness to help find a cure, help men and their families with the diagnosis, and support men’s health, in general.
Portions of Moustache Run proceeds go directly to organizations dedicated to prostate cancer research and support in the local communities where we host our event. For more information on the organization we support in Minneapolis, follow the link below.
Moustache Run is put on by Flannel Athletics, a Twin Cities-based group dedicated to producing original runs for all ages and skill levels.
Co-Founder & Marketing Director
The marketing and creative brains behind Flannel Athletics, Josh has nearly a decade of experience of producing events of all kinds with Red Bull and Muscle Milk. He found his way into organizing endurance events in 2010, as a co-creator of the Muscle Milk Woodsy trail race. Always walking around with ideas in his head, Josh conceived Moustache Run in 2012.
What inspired Moustache Run? I've rocked a 'stache in November since 2008. The idea for the Moustache Run came up as Charlie and I were hanging out in October of 2012. Eight weeks later, we blew the starting horn at the inaugural Moustache Run in front of 1,500 runners. Every year, we've grown. Pun intended.
What is your moustache spirit animal? The lochness monster. Nobody really knows if it's real.
Co-Founder & Race Director
Charlie has over 12 years of experience producing, planning, and managing fitness events. Prior to founding Flannel Athletics, he spent over a decade at Life Time Fitness. Charlie has produced running, cycling and triathlon events at every level, including Red Bull's Wings for Life World Run, Muscle Milk Woodsy and the Toyota U.S. Open Triathlon. Naturally, Charlie is an avid (and accomplished) long distance runner.
What's your favorite distance to run? Anything on a trail and the half marathon distance.
What's the toughest race you've completed? The longest I've run is a marathon, but I'd say the two toughest events I've participated in are Ironman and the Leadville 100 mountain bike races.
How many years have you rocked a moustache? The first time I grew a 'stache was for Grandma's Marathon about 10 years ago. I was going for the Prefontaine look. But I've been participating in Movemeber since 2010.
We don't look this good without help. These are the guys who supply us with first-class creative.
Anthony has been the go-to designer for all things Moustache Run from the very beginning. He's worked freelance and in various Minneapolis creative agencies for over four years. Anthony is currently getting an MFA in 'Desiger as Entrepreneur' at SVA in New York.
Moustache Runs completed: Last year was my first MR and I started with the 5K. This year I hope to do the half marathon.
Since the inception of Moustache Run, Eric has been our official wordsmith, helping us find our voice and stand out in a crowded race scene. He currently plies his trade at Minneaplis ad agency Colle+McVoy. Eric considers himself to be an avid "middle distance" runner.
Moustache Runs completed: Three – 5K, 10K and half-marathon. I'm looking forward to notching another 13.1 this year.