The University of Minnesota Announces the 1st Annual Goldy's Fun Run 5K, 10K and 1K Kid's Run

Goldyfunrun_mediumDetails are below but I think we need to have a TDG team representing.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. January 26, 2011 - The University of Minnesota announced today the inaugural Goldy's Run at TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus will take place on April 9, 2011. The event is sponsored by the St. Jude Medical Foundation.

Goldy's Run will include a 10 mile run, a 5K and a kid's 1K run. Fans will have an opportunity to interact with Gopher athletes, coaches and of course, Goldy. The various race courses will take the participants through campus and the surrounding streets with all events finishing inside TCF Bank Stadium.

"We are excited to bring this event to the boosters and fans of the University of Minnesota while benefitting the University of Minnesota Athletics and Amplatz Children's Hospital", said Joel Maturi, Athletic Director of the University of Minnesota. "TCF Bank Stadium is the perfect location for our fans to gather together and with the finish line being inside the Stadium, participants will get an opportunity to be on the field as they finish."

Those interested in registering for the event can do so at The introductory cost is $10 for the kids run, $25 for the 5K and $45 for the 10 mile. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Amplatz Children's Hospital. Participants will receive a Goldy's Run t-shirt, a finisher's medal, snacks and refreshments.

Goldy's Run is produced by Podium Sports Marketing, a premium running event company in the Twin Cities. The event is also designated as an official training partner of Grandma's Marathon.

For more information, please visit

Goldy's Run Schedule

Friday, April 8th

  • 10 am to 7 pm: Packet pick-up and Registration at *TCF Bank Stadium (parking lot options)

*Exact location and additional details TBD

Saturday, April 9th

  • 6:30 am to 8:00 am: Packet pick-up and Registration at TCF Bank Stadium (parking lot options)
  • 8:20 am: 5k Run & Walk Start
  • 9:30 am: Goldy's Gallop Kid's Run Start
  • 10:00 am: Awards Ceremony at TCF Bank Stadium

Who is in? It's for a good cause and maybe we can get some TDG T-shirts or something.

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