Go For the Gold Rochester benefiting Brighter Tomorrows, Inc.

Sat August 1 - Mon August 31 Rochester, MN US 55903
Reduced fee for Kids and Seniors

Kids 12 and under $12 through June 30th then $15.  Seniors age 65 and up- $20 no matter when you register.

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Rochester, MN US 55903

This year marks the 29th anniversary of the Go for the Gold Rochester Run and Family Walk. Sadly this years event will have to be a VIRTUAL RACE/WALK due to the uncertainty of COVID-19. The annual fundraiser supports Brighter Tomorrows, Inc., an outreach to families who have been touched by childhood cancer. This race has been growing in recent years and the way in which the community has shown compassion, volunteered their time and money is overwhelming and heartwarming! In fact our 2019 event was the most successful ever with 414 registered runners and walkers and over $43,000 raised allowing us to fund our support programs for 2020! Many thanks to you all! 

While COVID-19 has paused the work of so many, Brighter Tomorrows continues to serve and support families facing pediatric cancer, because pediatric cancer has not paused! Our families have always faced isolation with the need to protect their children due to the immunosuppression from the cancer drugs they take. COVID-19 has only heightened isolation and the concern and care needed to keep all safe! 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 all proceeds from this Virtual event go to benefit families on the childhood cancer journey! 

Who knows how it feels to be told "Your child has cancer?" We do.

Brighter Tomorrows understands the many challenges faced by families as each of its four founders dealt with a childhood cancer diagnosis. Some of these common challenges are emotional, informational, social, financial and spiritual. Each family has a unique set of circumstances and Brighter Tomorrows is there to offer help and offer HOPE. Brighter Tomorrows offers many programs and services to families including: Monthly family gatherings and retreats, hospital visits, provision of family care kits, sibling programs, professional speakers, and Tomorrow's Chapter- a Bereavement Program.

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 10 am on July 20th will receive a race shirt at Race Bag Pickup and be entered into drawings for gift cards and other wonderful products/services donated by our community business sponsors! If you register after July 20th and by August 13th, you will receive a shirt either at the August 13th bag pickup or via mail. 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 both race bag pickup events on July 29 and August 13th safely via clipboard in your vehicle. Simply complete the race or walk where and when you like and submit your time on the web link provided at registration by August 31, 2020.   We look forward to seeing those of you who are local at the Race Bag Pickup nights! Our families hope to be present to wave hello from a safe distance so decorate your cars and honk your horns to let them know you are there to support them! We will have a prize for the best decorated cars as determined by our very own BT Children!  Thank you!

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Registered 8/13/20 or after? Due to tremendous support we have the need to order additional race shirts to complete delivery for those registering towards the end. We also have been asked to reopen registration by our loyal supporters and so we have extended race and walk registration until midnight on August 31, 2020. Once registration closes we will order the shirts needed and will be in contact with you to deliver your race bag. We apologize for the delay however this is our first virtual race and it has far exceeded our initial estimates. As you enter your shirt size please know the shirts do not shrink and they run about a size larger than tagged. With our sincere thanks to all of you!


First Race Bag Pickup
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
6-8:00 PM
Mayo Employees Federal Credit Union, 130 23rd Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902

Special guests include a MN Vikings retired player and our Star Wars friends! Decorate your car to honor a Brighter Tomorrows family and you could win a prize for the best decorated vehicle as determined by Brighter Tomorrows kids! Music by DJ Blair Lovig. Please mask and keep socially distanced for safety of all! Invite your friends and family to register at the bag pickup if they have not done so before.

Second Race Bag Pickup

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Mayo Employees Federal Credit Union, 130 23rd Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902

Can't join us for a race bag pickup night? Contact Mary at mary17race@charter.net to make arrangements.


To donate only please visit us at the FirstGiving link below if not registering for the race. Thank you!




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