The 31st Annual Gilbert Days Gold Rush 5K and 1 Mile is Gilbert’s premiere athletic event. The event is held within the boundaries of Freestone Park, utilizing sidewalks, equestrian trails, and the main entrance to the park. With 1,200 registered runners expected, (40 %children), this race has the largest participation of youth runners in the valley. In addition, 3,000 spectators are expected.
The event is kicked off with the ever so popular Mascot Race, where sponsor mascots compete for the Mascot Award and of course “bragging rights”. For the runners, medals are presented to the top three finishers in 20 age divisions for both male and female 5K participants. The event is capped off with post race giveaways, the awards ceremony consisting of awards, free massages, and participants and spectators visiting vendor and sponsor booths at the event Expo.
Mascot Run 4:30 p.m.
1 Mile Run 4:45 p.m.
(Runners with Stroller, dogs or children under 8 years old please line up in back)
5K Run 5:00 p.m.
1 Mile Awards
An award will be presented to the overall top male & femal finisher. Participation Medals will be awarded to all finishers. This is a “For Fun” event and run times will not be recorded.
Awards will be given to the overall male and female 5K winners and the first 3 finishers in each division. The 5K will be a chip timed run. Participation Medals will be awarded to all finishers.
0-8, 9-12,13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Sue Vant Hof Award
Schools that have at least 10% of their enrollment registered for either the 5K or 1 Mile Run will receive a participation plaque for the school.
Race Packet Pick Up
November 18th and 19th between 2 – 6 p.m at the Parks and Recreation Office 90 E. Civic Center Drive
Central NYC Stadium