Wheat Ridge Farmers 5000
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. The scenic course begins and ends at Wheat Ridge High School, wining through the neighborhood streets.