Gold Rush 5K

Missouri S&T and Student Well-being teamed up to host the hybrid Gold Rush 5K in 2021 to raise funds for the Health and Wellness Fund.

Congratulations to everyone who completed the 2021 Gold Rush 5K, both in-person and virtually!

Over $2,225 was raised in support of the Health and Wellness Fund. Below are the winners of the in-person race and the seven caption awards for the virtual race that were awarded by the Gold Rush 5K committee.

In-Person Race Medalists

17 and Under

  • Lyzah Bayne (26:19, F)
  • Duncan Bannon (31:34, M)


  • Jonathan Kimball (25:37, M)
  • Jennifer Weiner (27:39, F)


  • Jorge Cantu (17:43, M)
  • Kelly Zipfel (24:42, F)
  • Amber Fugate (52:55, NB)


  • Michelle Dobach (55:15, F)


  • John Carter (23:52, M)
  • Samantha Carter (31:25, F)

Visit the race site to see the complete list of chip-timed finishers.


  • Matt Bayne (24:08, M)
  • Danielle Gines (24:52, F)

Gold Rush 5K In-Person Race Gallery

Virtual Race Caption Awards

Most Creative Course Map - Otto Knittel Otto mapped out a route that spelled out S&T ... no easy task!

Best Selfie - Alysha O'Neil Alysha, Austin, Wyatt and Beckett nailed it!

Miners Run Together - Hattie and Neil Starek Hattie and Neil completed the race together – two years in a row!

Furthest from Rolla - Zvonko Nikolich Zvonko completed his run in Manhattan in Riverside Park by the Hudson River in New York.

Earliest Start - Barb Prewett Barb completed her 5K on Oct. 7 – nice job!

Latest Start - Gena Robertson Gena reported her 5K participation with just 22 minutes to spare!

FOF Award [Fastest (Only) Faculty] - Dave Westenberg While other faculty members participated in the 5K this year, Dave was the only one to participate virtually! Thanks Dave!

Virtual 5K Leader Board

The Gold Rush 5K is part of our #Miner150 series of events as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of our university.