Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Gold Rush 5K run and walk will return to its Rolla campus in 2021 and will 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, October 16th, 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, November 6th. 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, September 22nd. All registration packets will be mailed starting October 1st. To make changes after submitting your pre-order form, please contact [email protected] 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.