Movember Mile moves downtown



The Movember Mile is back. Expect moustached joggers to reveal themselves in downtown Invermere this weekend.

In support of the fight against cancers that affect men, a growing global tradition has seen the month of November used to groom facial hair.

The tradition of this fundraiser has been everybody is clean shaven for November 1st, and have grown a moustache or facial hair in support of the Movember Foundation, said Beva Kirk, who co-organizes the event.

All that hair will be in its prime on the final day of the month Sunday, November 30th and Crazy Soles in Invermere is helping boost the cause.

Because many participants, especially ladies, struggle to grow facial hair, the Movember Mile allows runners with prosthetic moustaches to enter the event. But regardless of whether or not the moustaches are natural, runners are required to run the mile in their underpants.

Theres nothing like running in your underpants in November in Invermere, said co-organizer Jordie Kirk. The new location gives it a bit more exposure. Sorry about the pun.

And to recognize the most impressive facial hair, prizes will be awarded for the best male and best female moustaches.

Last year, moustache competition was most stiff among the female contestants a drawn-on moustache was declared the winner.

There are no rules, just no nudity, Beva said.

For the first time in its three-year history, the Movember Mile will take place through downtown Invermere. The first two years saw the mile run on the track at David Thompson Secondary School. Beginning from Beva and Jordies Crazy Soles store on 7th Avenue, participants will lap the downtown streets three times to complete a mile.

I would expect it to be a little on the chilly side, but we are having it at 2 p.m., which is around the warmer part of the day, Beva said. Its short; anyone can compete in a mile. Its not even a race you can walk it.

Theres no registration required, and there are no administrative costs. One hundred per cent of proceeds will go directly to Prostate Cancer Canada and the Movember Foundation. Anyone interested in joining just needs to show up at Crazy Soles before 2 p.m.

Its supporting a really, really good cause and why wouldnt you do it? Theres nothing else to do on Sunday afternoon.

Just show up at Crazy Soles and simply donate an amount of your choosing.

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