Hot Dash: 5K

Hot Dash 5K

Date and Time

Minneapolis, MN

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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.

Exclusive Finisher Medal

Exclusive Finisher Medal

You'll glow with pride after the race wearing an exclusive, event finisher medal. Check back for the 2019 design reveal!
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.

Packet Pick Up

2019 packet pick up details are not set. Please check back!

Parking Information

Parking details are not yet set. Please check back!

Hotel Information

Please check back for recommendations on nearby hotels!


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.


2019 results will be available online after the event.

For results from 2011-2018, please click here and select the year and distance.


Check out our FAQ's.

When should I register?

Online registration for the Hot Dash is will be available later this fall. Please check back!


Registration Notes:

Registration will close when the field limit is reached.

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. It will be available after registration opens.

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 TBD, 2019. 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.