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Go For the Gold 5K and Fun Run


The 2015 Go for the Gold 5K and Fun Run will be held August 8, 2015, at the East Picnic Area at Mercer County Park.

Date & Location:
August 8, 2015 - 9:30 a.m.
Mercer County Park, East Picnic Area  
334 South Post Rd.
Princeton Junction, N.J.

Entry Fees: Non-refundable
Early Registration by 7/22 - $20
After 7/22 & Race Day - $25
Fun Run - $5
Groups of four - 25% discount

Online Registration: Pre-register online only at:

Computer Timing: Timing/results by BEST Racing Systems featuring B-Tag disposable chips for instant results on your smart phone. Results posted on

Course: USATF certified/sanctioned, mostly flat course. Water stops on course and at finish. The race will begin and end at the East Picnic Area.

7:30 a.m. – Race Day Registration/Packet Pickup
9:30 a.m. – Race Start –
10:15 a.m. – Fun Run
10:30 a.m. – Awards presented by national team rowers, followed by a meet and greet with select athletes.

Awards: 1st, 2nd and 3rd male/female in age categories 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 & over. Team awards.

Amenities: T-shirts guaranteed to all registered runners as of 7.22 Swag Bag  Picnic area, playground and refreshment           

Packet Pick-Up: 7:30-9:30 a.m., race day at the pavilion, East Picnic Area, Mercer County Park

2015 Go for the Gold 5K and Fun Run Flyer

Proceeds of the event support USRowing's America Rows Program. The nationwide diversity, inclusion and adaptive initiative is aimed at increasing awareness of rowing and introducing the sport to a diverse group of Americans. The initiative will provide support, both organizationally and financially, to existing and planned programs across the country.


Congratulations to 2014 overall winners Evan Cornell (17:04.5) and Siobahn Havlik (21:38.6).

Click here for full 2014 race results.

Click here to view 2014 photo gallery.