Missouri S&T’s Gold Rush 5K run and walk will return in 2021 and feature both in-person and virtual race options. The event, which is a part of Missouri S&T’s year-long 150th anniversary celebration, is open to participants of all ages and fitness levels. A portion of the proceeds will support Missouri S&T’s Health and Wellness Fund.
An in-person, chip-timed race will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, by the Havener Center on the Missouri S&T campus. A health and wellness fair will follow the race. Virtual runners can support mental well-being by completing a virtual 5K by Saturday, Nov. 6.
Participants can secure a spot in the 5K by ordering a race packet at 5k.thesandtstore.com. Short-sleeved shirt packets are available for $25, and long-sleeved shirt packets are $30. The deadline to register for the Gold Rush 5K is Wednesday, Sept. 22. All registration packets will be mailed starting Oct. 1. To make changes after submitting your pre-order form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directly following the in-person race, S&T will host a health and wellness fair featuring a variety of health screenings and educational booths near the finish line of the race.
The event is held in partnership with S&T’s student well-being department and Joe’s Peers student organization. For more information about the race and other 150th anniversary events, visit 150.mst.edu.
About Missouri University of Science and Technology
Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,100 students and is part of the four-campus University of Missouri System. Located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 101 different degree programs in 40 areas of study and is ranked by CollegeFactual as the best public university to study engineering. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu.