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Go For the Gold Rochester benefiting Brighter Tomorrows, Inc.

Fri July 1 - Sat August 20 Rochester, MN 55906 US


Kids Races (2-12)

08/20 10:30AM CDT - 11:30AM CDT

3K Family Fun Walk

08/20 8:35AM CDT - 10:00AM CDT

5K Race

08/20 8:30AM CDT - 10:00AM CDT

Reduced fee for Kids and Seniors

Kids 12 and under $12 through July 18th, then $15.  Seniors age 65 and up- $20 no matter when you register.

Kid's registrations for the children's races, 3K family run, or 5K run are all the same price. If they wish to participate in more than one event, they only need to pay once. 

Reduced prices will appear at checkout.



Silver Lake Pool area and your favorite Place to Run
840 7th St. NE
Rochester, MN US 55906


This year marks the 31st anniversary of the Go for the Gold Rochester fundraiser supporting Brighter, Tomorrows, Inc, , a non-profit  outreach to families who have been touched by childhood cancer. This year we are excited to welcome you back to an in person 5k run, 3k Family Walk, and Children's Races at Silver Lake Pool area on August 20th!  During 2020 and 2021 we were so appreciative of those of you who supported us via a virtual race from across the US that we have decided to continue the virtual race options for a 5k, 10k and Half Marathon along with the 3k Family Walk.  This annual annual event provides critical funding for our programming to support families who suddenly find themselves on a childhood cancer journey; however our support and friendship for our Brighter Tomorrow families continues through the treatment journey and well into the future. This event has been growing in recent years and the manner in which the community, our families, friends,  and business colleagues have shown compassion, volunteered their time and money is overwhelming and heartwarming!  While COVID caused so many activities to pause, Childhood Cancer did not pause. Your donations allowed us to fund safe family and youth activities so critical during the pandemic, with the need to restrict in person gatherings or events. Our heartfelt thanks to you all! 

You can help by donating to Brighter Tomorrows, Inc. and by sharing this page on social media with all those you care about! And of course, if you sign up to run or walk in person or virtually all proceeds from this event go to benefit families on the childhood cancer journey! 

Who knows how it feels to be told "Your child has cancer?" We do. And we are here to help. 

Whether it's your first 5k, 10k or Half Marathon Run or you'd just like to walk the 3k, you can take part in supporting Brighter Tomorrows. Sign up today!  Everyone who signs up by August 1st will receive a race shirt in your designated size at our Race Bag Pickup on August 19th. If you sign up after 8/1/22 we will do our best to accommodate your request however available shirts may be limited and cannot be guaranteed.  All runners and walkers (virtual and that day) will be entered into drawings for gift cards and other wonderful products/services donated by our community business sponsors!  If you are running or walking to support a certain Brighter Tomorrows Family please note their team name on your registration as there will be prizes for the largest team registered! We will also have race registration available at race bag pickup on August 19th. We look forward to seeing those of you who are local at the Race Bag Pickup night!  If you are unable to pick up your race bag in person in Rochester, MN and need it mailed to you, please email the Race Co-Chair at Please note there will be a shipping and handling fee in addition to registration,

If completing virtually, simply complete the race or walk where and when you like and submit your time on the web link provided at registration by August 19, 2022. 


Bag pick up night for in person and virtual participants

To avoid standing in line on race morning, please pick up bags and chips on Friday night. 

First Race Bag Pickup 

Date: 8-19-2022
5:30-7:30 PM
Mayo Employees Federal Credit Union drive through lanes, 130 23rd Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902

Second Race Bag Pickup

Date: 8-20-2022 Race Day!
7-8:15 AM
Silver Lake Pool Area, 840 7th St NE, Rochester, MN 55906


Can't join us for a race bag pickup night or on race day? Contact Mary at to make arrangements.


Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

3K Fun Walk Map

5K Race Map





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