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The inaugural Gift of Life 5K event was held in 2009. Over the past 9 years, the event has raised $36,748 for the Gift of Life Transplant House and has averaged 200 participants. Race Founder, AJ Patrick was staying at Gift of Life Transplant House in 2008 when the idea for this event first occurred. Even from out of state, AJ was able to successfully organize and plan this event for several years. We are grateful for all of his hard work over the years! Read AJ's story here.


We're back! And better than ever!

Join us for the 2021 event!

Date:  September 19, 2021

Time: 9:00 AM

What: 5K Run or 1 Mile Walk

Who:  Everyone!

Join us on September 19, 2021 for a 5K Run or 1 Mile Walk.

The event starts and ends at TerraLoco (1190 16th Street SW #150 Rochester, MN).

Participants will receive a logo'd tumbler, perfect for keeping coffee warm or cold drinks cool. 

In addition to the in-person run/walk, you are also invited to participate in an online auction! Details will be posted as soon as they are available. This means, even if you can't make the event, you can still support our fundraising efforts!

Fundraising Goal

Our goal this year is to raise enough money to purchase two new treadmills, a set of kettle bells, and other gym equipment for the Gift of Life House. 

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