Hot Dash: 5K

Hot Dash 5K

Date and Time

Minneapolis, MN

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Minnesota Mood

Find out what Minnesota Nice really means at the post-race Finish Festival! Warm up and make a friend!

Minnesota Food

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

Minnesota Course

The 5K course features beautiful views of the Minneapolis skyline as you run near the Stone Arch Bridge.

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.

Exclusive Finisher Medal

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


Want to recruit someone else to run with you? Or looking for a holiday gift? Gift a race today by clicking the register button, then "gift card" to complete your purchase. 

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.

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Packet Pick Up

Provide your race number (emailed race week) to pick up your race materials. Race morning packet pick up at the event is available for those unable to attend packet pick up.

Location Date Hours
Boom Island Park


7:30 - 9:05 a.m.

Included at packet pick up:

  • Race bib with attached timing device (do not bend)
  • Four pins to attach your bib to your shirt
  • Participant gear
  • Race day information and customer service support: Event Alert System level, last-minute course changes, parking tips, large maps
  • TCM merchandise available for purchase
Parking Information

Parking is very limited; we strongly encourage carpooling or using public transportation.

Please plan ahead and give yourself ample time (45 minutes to an hour) between arrival and start time to walk to the packet pick up area, use toilets, check your gear, line up in the start corral, and prepare for the event. The start lines are over .25 miles from the packet pick up/festival area. Please plan your route ahead of time and be respectful of private property.

The DROP OFF/PICK UP ZONE is located near Sheridan Memorial Park. Volunteers will be stationed to assist. To access this area, exit I-94 at Broadway St., take a left on Marshall St. NE, and then an immediate left onto 13th Ave. NE. Participants may be dropped here and can walk to the packet pick up area, approximately 0.6 miles on a plowed path. Vehicles and pedestrians in drop-off zone should use caution entering and exiting this area. Watch for icy spots!

Please be cautious of areas with no parking and be aware of current winter season parking requirements, snow emergency restrictions and traffic conditions in the city of Minneapolis. Please do not park in the Ramsey Neighborhood (adjacent to Boom Island Park). This is reserved for residents.

Limited free parking is available in three Graco lots on Marshall Street until lots are filled, signs will be posted at the entrance/exit to designated lots.

Note: lots will fill quickly and access to the 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.
Hotel Information

Please check back for accommodation specials with partnering hotels.


Results will be available online after the event. Click here to view all Hot Dash results. Use the dropdown arrow to select year and distance.

Course Information


When should I register?

Registration for the Hot Dash 5K will begin later this fall. Registration closes when field limit is reached or at 6 p.m. on March tbd, 2020, whichever comes first.

Registration prices increase as the field fills -- register early for the lowest price!

How can I see if I'm registered?

Once registration is available: Use the online registration confirmation tool to verify entry to the 2020 Hot Dash.

Can I switch from the 5K to another distance?

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

Registrations may also be transferred to another person one time. 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 6, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Additional fees and restrictions may apply. Once race numbers are assigned, they are never transferable. Email with questions.

Email with questions.

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

Refunds are available within 48 hours of registration. This policy is valid until 5 days before the event. To request a refund, email or call 651-289-7700 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 which display an assigned "Stroller Bib" are permitted on the Hot Dash 5K course. 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.