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Hot Dash

Presented by Summit Brewing Co.

Shake off winter's frost...Minnesota-style! *2025 Date TBA*

See you in March 2025!

Kids run free (and fast!) when there's hot chocolate and food at the finish line.

Old Dutch Little Chippers Tater Trot

Join friends, family, and community in this race for all paces.

Hot Dash 5K

Our new 10K distance is the perfect way to set your new year goals into motion. 

Hot Dash 10K

Hot Dash

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2024 Hot Dash

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"This was really one of the best events I have done."


"The volunteers AND race organizers are the best with great encouraging energy. Love Hot Dash!"


"The festival was a lot of fun. I don't often stay around for post-race but I'm glad I did. The pre-race pick up with bingo was genius! I"


"The course is so beautiful and all the volunteers and TCM staff are exceptional. I look forward to this race every year."


2024 Course Map


Event FAQs

  • Select your distance above. On each event page, you will find information regarding registration, pricing, packet pick up, parking, spectator support, training and more. Scroll down to download the course map and find full race details. Check back before the event for the latest information or download the Twin Cities In Motion App, presented by Medtronic. 

  • Use the online registration confirmation tool to verify your entry to a TCM event.

  • Prices increase as each TCM event approaches, so we recommend registering early, both for the best pricing and a guaranteed spot. Click on the distance you wish to register for, and a "Register" button will appear. Limited refund and transfer options are available. Restrictions apply. 

  • Refunds are available within 48 hours of registration. This policy is valid until 5 days before the event. To request a refund, email [email protected] within 48 hours of when you submitted your registration. If accepted, you will be refunded your race entry fee; online transaction fees are non-refundable. TCM does not have a deferral program at this time. 

  • You may transfer your Hot Dash race entry before a set date and time (2025 information TBD) to another person or may switch to any distance that is not sold out. After the set date and time determined by TCM, your registration is non-transferable. 

    Transfers are conducted through your Race Roster account (helpful instructions here). Participant shirt sizing is subject to availability at the time of the switch.   


    NOTE:  There is no switching into races that are sold out, and TCM does not maintain a waiting list. 

  • Yes. One participant may pick up another participant's packet.  Your representative will need to have your full name and race number ready to fill out an authorization form at Packet Pick Up.

  • Strollers are permitted in any 5K (or shorter) distance. Please indicate that you intend to run with a stroller on your registration form. You will sign a special waiver and be given a special "Stroller Bib" at packet pick up.   


    While we love our four-legged friends, we ask that they cheer you on from the sidelines and you reunite with them after exiting the Finish Controlled Zone. Thank you for your understanding. 

  • 5K: Start Line closes at 9:00 AM. Must maintain a 30 minute per mile pace. 

    10K: Start Line closes at 9:25 AM. Must maintain a 20 minute per mile pace.

  • The Event Alert System, or EAS, is a color-coded method of quickly communicating to participants the potential for adverse weather conditions that can affect the race event. A series of color codes is used to indicate the increasing severity of adverse conditions as outlined here

    At TCM events the EAS flag color will be shared in the pre-race email, a packet pick up, at the Start Line, and on course during the event. Please pay attention, as flag color may change during the event.

  • Whether you’re looking for a one-day experience or a year-round leadership opportunity, we offer a variety of meaningful roles suited to help you reach your personal and professional goals. From course marshals to fluid stations and finish line volunteers, we have something for everyone!

    Click here  to view volunteer positions and find out how you can be involved.  

  • TCM’s ability to impact our community is due in part to the generosity of our participants and supporters. As a  member supported 501(c)3 nonprofit, we exist to provide platforms for people to run together in safe and exciting ways that are approachable for everyone, regardless of age, background or economic ability. Your support will ensure an investment in the local running community for years to come and lay the foundation for generations of participants through the TC Kids Run Free program. 

    You can donate during your registration process for a TCM event, or you can donate here.  You can also become a TCM Member which includes registration perks to reward your support of our nonprofit efforts.  

Explore More

You don't have to run to celebrate with movers. Learn more about volunteering with us on event day...or year-round!

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2024 Festival Map

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