goldy's Company Challenge


Fitness and fun for your staff, friends, and family this April

energize your staff with goldy

This year Goldy’s Run is a virtual event so participants can run or walk their distance anytime in April, anywhere they want. What a perfect way to get your staff involved in a fun springtime fitness activity!

For starters, runners receive their shirt and finisher medal. They then do the run and when they are done, they can log their time on the official results page. It’s that easy!
Participant Benefits:

  • Participate in one of three distances: 5K, 10K, or 10 Mile

  • Get a high quality long sleeve shirt and finisher medal

  • Pick your own course and do the distance

  • Run it or walk it

  • Fundraise for the U of M Masonic Children’s Hospital

  • Receive shirts & medals by mail or pick up at the Running Room in Saint Paul

  • Get discounts on running gear at the Running Room in Saint Paul

  • Qualify for age group awards in 14 different age groups for each of the 3 distances

  • Receive the Goldy’s Run bumper sticker and the Goldy’s Run photo frame for social media

There are also company team options that enable participants to select the team that they want to join during registration.

Your staff will be rewarded with a high quality tech tee, a finisher medal and a bumper sticker. Plus they will have the option of purchasing a hat and socks during registration.

Friends and family can participate too!

training plans & nutrition tips

Registered participants will receive training plans, tips on running a virtual run and healthy eating guides to make April a month of health and fitness.

We will also advise you on ways to set up your company team.

help raise funds

For more than 50 years, the University of Minnesota has led the world in pioneering innovations in heart health - especially for children with congenital heart defects and other cardiovascular disease. University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital is driving the boldest advances in pediatric cardiovascular research, care and education to save and extend the lives of more children than ever before. With wide-ranging expertise, innovative devices, and novel techniques, we are dramatically changing the lives of pediatric patients with heart disease.

Your company and your staff have the opportunity to raise funds through individual donations or, you can even set up your own company fundraising page in our donation space.

how to set up your team

Pick your level of participation

  • Purchase a set number of registration codes and make them available to your staff or,

  • Offer reduced pricing for your staff by offsetting the registration fee or, 

  • Staff members can pay for the registration themselves

  • Designate a Team Captain to register for Goldy's Run and set up a team while registering.

  • Click here for more info on creating your team from the registration. 


$35.50 per participant

  • ○ This includes the shirt, medal, bumper sticker and packet pick up at the Running Room in Saint Paul.

  • Pricing goes up to $39.50 on March 25



  • $7.50 each if you would like us to mail packages to individual participants

  • We can deliver to your corporate HQ in the Twin Cities for orders of 20 or more and hats cost $15 each and can be ordered as participants register○ Shirts

Get started

  • You can form a team and invite your staff to join. Simply register and during the registration process you will be prompted to either join or form a team. Your staff can just sign up under your team name when they register. 

    • See final paragraph of this page for more info

  • If you would like to purchase codes that provide either free or reduced registration fees, contact Mike Cofrin to make arrangements 612.965.3278 or​

Let's go!

  • Reinforces fitness as a company priority and you do it with Goldy and the University of MN!
    Fantastic team building activity

  • It can be done safely, it’s outside and only involves gatherings of people who are comfortable being together

  • Social distancing is easy, especially outside

  • Support an awesome charity

  • What a great way to celebrate spring and after the last 12 months everyone needs something fun like this!

  • It’s easy to involve participants who are out of town

  • There are fun team functions that allow you to track your team activity

  • Participants can do it when and where they want 

How to set up your team while registering

1. Designate a team captain to register your team. When they register there is a section labeled - "Teams" select "Yes, create a new team and add this registrant" Then enter the team name in the text field.

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2. When other team members register they will click on "Yes, add this registrant to a team created by someone else."

3. If a runner that is already registered for a race but did not register for the team and needs to be added to the team they can log into their Race Roster participant dashboard and select "ADD TO TEAM"