Hot Dash: 5K

Hot Dash 5K

Date and Time

Northeast Minneapolis, MN

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Participants Receive

Great Gear

Participants receive a high quality, technical, long sleeve apparel item! Check back for the 2018 gear!

Exclusive Finisher Medal

Receive a beautifully-crafted event finisher medal. The design is a secret until race day!

Challenging Course

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

Finish Festival

Enjoy an excellent post-race experience that includes music, entertainment, and an award-winning beer garden.

Minnesota Hotdish

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

Minnesota Pride

Show off your tough Minnesota spirit in our lumberjack and MN icon costume competitions!

Corporate Team Challenge

The Hot Dash features a team challenge! Sign up your team to run with coworkers and gain exclusive amenities.

Trusted Organization

Twin Cities In Motion is the region's premier running event organization.

Exclusive Finisher Medal

Exclusive Finisher Medal

You'll glow with pride after the race wearing an exclusive, 2018 event finisher medal. Check back for the design to be revealed!
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.

Learn More!

Team creation begins when registration opens in December.

Packet Pick Up

Information is not set for the 2018 event. Please check back!

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 Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, 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.

  • Details forthcoming

The Residence Inn Minneapolis Downtown at The Depot, 425 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401, is up to .7 miles from start lines and offers a special rate to participants and spectators under the Hot Dash room block.

  • Details forthcoming

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.


2018 results will be available online after the event.

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


Check out our FAQ's.

When should I register?

Registration information and fees for the 2018 Hot Dash will be posted in December. Please check back!

How can I see if I'm registered?

Registration confirmation is available online. The search function will be available when registration opens.

Can I switch from the 5K to another distance?

Registrations may NOT be transferred to another distance, but race registrations for select TCM events may 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 TBA. 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 a comfortable pace. Please see the course time limit information for details.