Hot Dash: 5K

Hot Dash 5K

Date and Time

Minneapolis, MN

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2018 Results
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Race Day Includes

Great Gear

All participants receive a Storm Creek® long-sleeve, quarter zip technical pullover. Kid's sizing is also available.

Workplace Fun

Gather your colleagues! Register your company for Corporate Team Challenge to gain exclusive amenities.

Finish Festival

Celebrate your race at our award-winning festival featuring food and beverages, a DJ, and activities!

Exclusive Finisher Medal

Soak up your victory with a colorful event finisher medal after you cross the finish line!

Minnesota Food

Yes, all finishers receive a small serving of delicious, steamy hotdish and more Minnesota-themed treats.

Minnesota Pride

Show off your Minnesota-lumberjack best or dress as a MN icon to enter our costume competitions!

Minnesota Spirit

Don't run just one. Up the competition by signing up for a year-round running event series for a cumulative challenge!

Minnesota Course

The elevation climbs on the course gives even the heartiest of Minnesotans a challenge.

2018 Hot Dash participant shirt

Storm Creek® 1/4 Zip Pullover

From run to everyday fun, we have you covered – literally! This year’s Hot Dash pullover adds a stylish pop of color to whatever your day has in store. Features:
- Quick dry textured fabric
- Chemical free lifetime wicking
- Natural sun protection
- Custom design just for TCM!
2018 Hot Dash Medal

Exclusive Finisher Medal

You'll glow with pride after the race wearing an exclusive, event finisher medal. Medal design features 2018 log and flame theme and plaid ribbon!
Race Details
Corporate Team Challenge

The Corporate Team Challenge offers workplaces of all types and sizes the opportunity to add team-building and excitement to the workplace while promoting health and fitness. To learn more about Corporate Team Challenge, click here

2018 5K Fastest Team Results   |   2018 5K Largest Team Results

2018 10 Mile Fastest Team Results   |   2018 10 Mile Largest Team Results

Packet Pick Up

Packet pick up will be available the last two days before the race at Summit Brewing (Admin Building, not taproom) in Saint Paul.

After receiving your packet, walk over to the taproom to enjoy food and beverage specials until 8 p.m.

Thursday, March 22

Summit Brewing

9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Friday, March 23

Summit Brewing

9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

RACE DAY, March 24

Boom Island Park

Starting at 7:30 a.m.

Summit Brewing is off of Montreal Avenue in Saint Paul, MN. Packet Pick Up is in the ADMIN BUILDING, behind the taproom, located at 900 Montreal Way, St. Paul, MN 55102.

On race day, packet pick up will move to the registration tent at Boom Island Park, located at 724 Sibley Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55413.

Parking Information

Be sure to allow plenty of time (45 minutes to an hour) to locate parking, walk to the packet pick up area, and check your sweats before your race start line. The start lines are .3 miles from the Packet Pick Up area.

  • We strongly encourage carpooling, biking or public transportation.
  • Limited free parking is available in three Graco lots on Marshall Street until lots are filled. Note that access to lots adjacent to the race course may be limited until the streets re-open after the event.
    • Surface lot on the corner of Marshall St. and NE 8th Ave.
    • Surface lot on the corner of Marshall St. and NE 9th Ave.
    • Surface lot on the corner of Broadway St. and Marshall St.
  • There are a number of area pay lots available; pay close attention to no parking signs, designated parking hours and meter details.
  • Please do not park in the Ramsey Neighborhood (adjacent to Boom Island).

Streets on the course will be closed to traffic starting at 8 a.m. and re-open at approximately 11:30 a.m.

Hotel Information

The Depot Hotel Minneapolis 225 3rd Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55401, is up to .8 miles from the start lines and offers a special rate to participants and spectators under the Hot Dash room block.

  • Book your room online or contact Renaissance Reservations at (612) 375-1700 or 866-211-4611 and ask for the Hot Dash room block to get the group rate of $109.00 for a Standard Room by February 25, 2018.

If you are looking to extend your stay pre- or post-current blocks established or are having difficulties in making your reservation(s), please call Kory Kingsbury at (612) 758-3205.


Cool temps and a hilly course call for some extra motivation - 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.

Set up an Official Cheer Zone or be an entertainer on course! Email for details.


2018 Results

2018 5K CTC Fastest Team Results

2018 10 Mile CTC Fastest Results

For results from 2011-2017, please click here and select the year and distance.

For Corporate Team Challenge results prior to 2017, email


Check out our FAQ's.

When should I register?

Registration for the Hot Dash is available online through Friday, March 23 at 7 p.m. To prepare for race day, online registration for the Hot Dash will close Friday, March 23 7 p.m. and RE-OPEN in person on race day starting at 7:30 a.m. 


November 30 - December 6: Online Registration*

Individual Registration


Kid's Registration (age 12 and under)


December 7 - February 1: Online Registration*

Individual Registration


Kid's Registration (age 12 and under)


February 1 - March 18: Online Registration*

Individual Registration


Kid's Registration (age 12 and under)


Race Week Registration, Starting March 19 at 9 a.m.*

Individual Registration


Kid's Registration (age 12 and under)


*Registration will close when the field limit is reached.

Registration Notes:

In order for each person to receive registration confirmation, one must provide a unique email address for each unique registration. For example: John and Jane Smith using "smithfamily" for their registrations will only receive one person's confirmation, and one detailed race email.

Prices listed do not include processing fee.

We’re dedicated to providing safe, fun and high-quality events for athletes of all ages and abilities to promote health and fitness. Thank you for your support! 

How can I see if I'm registered?

Registration confirmation for the Hot Dash is online. Click here to access the search function. Enter your first and/or last name and click Apply to search. Click on your name to view your registration confirmation.

Can I switch from the 5K to another distance?

Registrations may be transferred between the 5K and 10 mile distance. Transfer fees and restrictions apply. 

Registrations may also be transferred to another person through the automated TCM transfer process. Registrations may only be transferred within the designated transfer period for each event and within the same event and distance as the original registration. The Hot Dash transfer deadline is March 7, 2018. Additional fees and restrictions may apply including ineligibility of some registrations completed using an invitation code. Once race numbers are assigned, they are never transferable. 

View step-by-step instructions to begin a transfer. Email with questions.

Can I receive a refund or defer my entry to next year?

Refunds are available within 48 hours of registration only. To request a refund, email or call 289-7701 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. Deferrals are not permitted.

Can I pick up my friend's packet?

Yes. Please have ready their race number and the correct spelling of the person's name. Registrants will be notified of race numbers in the pre-race email following the end of online registration. Picking up others' packets is limited to FOUR at a time if others are waiting; thanks for understanding.

Do I have to run the entire time?

No, you may walk or run at any time during the race. Hot Dash 5K participants must, however, be able to maintain a 25-minute-per-mile pace throughout the race due to course limits.

Can I run with a stroller?

Strollers are permitted in the Hot Dash 5K. Strollers are not permitted in the Hot Dash 10 Mile. For security and safety purposes, all persons with a stroller or baby jogger in the Hot Dash 5K must be able to maintain a 25-minute-per-mile pace and agree to the guidelines listed in registration for participation with a stroller.

Can I run with my dog/pets?

We love four-legged friends, however, they are not permitted on course. Thanks for understanding.