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Hot Dash 10K

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

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2024 Details

DATE & TIME

Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 2:15:00 PM UTC

Course START

Northeast Main Street & 3rd Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN, USA

FINISH FESTIVAL

Nicollet Island, Minneapolis, MN, USA

...even Iowans! Show your state pride by moving, cheering, or volunteering with us on race day. 

For the Minnesotan in All of Us

This year's Finish Festival will bigger and better than ever with a polka band, meat raffle, and friends to help you celebrate your race! 

Finish at the Festival

Uncle Franky's will provide this year's post-race feast. All participants get one free brat with their bib after they hit the finish line.

Minnesota Eats

Gather with fellow Hot Dashers and raise money for TC Kids Run Free at the Summit Ratskeller after packet pick up. 

Thursday Night Bingo

The whole family is invited to shake off winter blues and get ready for warmer weather.

Kids Run Free

Reasons to Run with Us

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

2023 HOT DASH PARTICIPANT

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

2023 HOT DASH PARTICIPANT

"I thought that the finisher area was super fun! It was also lovely that the fires were lit before the race so we could stay warm. Also, same day packet pick up plus the gear check were *chef's kiss*!"

2023 HOT DASH PARTICIPANT

2024 Course Map

2024 Details
*SUBJECT TO CHANGE*

The Swag

Lakeshirts® Hooded Tee

A perfect tri-blend hooded tee for Minnesota's four seasons.

Finisher Medal

Show off your accomplishment in style with our 5K/10K finisher medal.

Race Details

  • Below is the registration pricing for the Hot Dash 10K. Tier 1 and Tier 2 will close as blocks are filled. Price tier increases for tiers 3-7 are date-based. All registration tiers, including virtual, are subject to availability. Register early to guarantee your spot and shirt size!
      
    Virtual registration is $39. There are no price increases in the virtual event.   

     

    First 100

    • 1st - 100th registrant: $45

    Next 100

    • ​101st - 200th registrant: $49 

    Tier 3

    • 201st registrant - Thursday, January 18th: $54  

    Tier 4

    • Friday, January 19th - Thursday, February 8th: $59  

    Tier 5

    • Friday, February. 9th - Thursday, March 14th: $64 

    Tier 6

    • Friday, March 15th - Wednesday, March 20th: $69

    Tier 7

    • Thursday, March 21st - Saturday, March 23rd: $70 

  • Thursday, March 21

    • Time and Location TBD

    Friday, March 22 

    • Time and Location TBD

    Saturday, March 23

    • Time: 7:30am

    • Location: Race Site 

  • Participants in the virtual 10K will be able to submit results  March 1 – December 31, 2023.  Stay tuned for virtual submission link!

    Gear will be mailed to the shipping address provided at the time of registration by Friday, April 5, 2023. Any changes to your address must be sent to [email protected] prior to Friday, February 16, 2023. Additional charges or delays in shipping may apply for incorrect addresses. 

  • Participants may place their gear and other items in the clear, plastic race bag provided at gear check. Race-day gear check will be marked with a flag and located near Packet Pick Up and the Finish Line.

     

    Please take note of the following details related to this free, race-day service:   

    • Personal bags will not be accepted   

    • Clear, plastic bags will be available on race day  

    • Do NOT leave bags unattended on race day at any time   

    • Affix the gear check tag from race bib to the plastic bag using the tie provided at the gear check drop zone   

    • Tie bags securely shut before dropping at the gear check drop zone   

    • Do not check valuables, Twin Cities In Motion is not responsible for lost or stolen items   

    • Gear check opens at 7:30 a.m.   

    • Gear check closes at 11:45 a.m.   

    • We discourage runners and spectators from carrying non-transparent bags at the event at any time 

  • Age group awards will be available after participants finish for categories of men, women and non-binary athletes placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their age group. Age groups include 8 & under, 9-13, 14-18, 19-24, and continue in five-year increments until the 80+ age group. Athletes registered under “prefer not to disclose” for gender are not eligible for age group awards. 

     

    Complimentary entries to next years event will be awarded to the top 3 overall men, women, and non-binary athletes in the Hot Dash 10K. Codes to register for the event will be sent out in December 2024. The alternative standard for a comped entry into the Hot Dash 10K is to have run an 85%+ age-graded performance in the last two years (there are only a limited number of these available). If you have met these standards, please email Alana Dillinger who coordinates all awards at [email protected].

  • Check back later this winter for information regarding day-of transportation and parking. 

  • Friends and family are welcome to come to the race, bring a motivational sign, and watch and cheer on participants! As always, please be respectful of private property and do not enter the race course. Pedestrians are permitted to cross the course at intersections where race officials are present to direct foot traffic.   

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