Hot Dash: 5K

Hot Dash 5K & 10 Mile Cancelled

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 (nut, dairy, gluten-free; vegan upon request) and more Minnesota-themed treats.

Minnesota Training

6 weeks until the 5K! Get started with the Training Plan today, to help prepare for the big day.

NEW! Beer Choir

Joining the race festival this year is Beer Choir! Get ready to grab a pint and follow along as they lead participants in fun and playful songs.

Exclusive Finisher Medal

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

Workplace Fun

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

Gift A Race

Want to recruit someone else to run with you? Or looking for a holiday gift? Gift a race today by clicking here

Great Gear

All participants receive a Technical Moss Jersey Hoodie.

Hot dash 2020 medal

Exclusive Finisher Medal

Each runner will receive an exclusive 2020 Hot Dash commemorative medal at the finish line.
2020 Hot Dash

Participant Hoodie

Every participant will receive this soft Storm Creek Moss Micro Jersey Hoodie. With its Spandex trimmed hood opening and thumb holes (women's sizing only) you are sure to stay warm and comfortable!
Race Details
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. 




Summit Brewing Tap Room

Thursday, March 19

11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Summit Brewing Tap Room 

Friday, March 20

11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Boom Island Park

RACE DAY, March 21 

7:30 - 9 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.

Be sure to allow plenty of 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.
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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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.


2020 Results will be available after the race.

Click here to view all Hot Dash from 2011-2019. Use the dropdown arrow to select the year and distance.

For Reference - 2020 Information to be released at later date


When should I register?

Registration for the Hot Dash 10 Mile opens on December 5th. Registration closes when field limit is reached or at 6 p.m. on March 20, 2020 at 6 p.m., 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 switched between the 5K and 10 mile distance one time via this link here. 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 11, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Additional fees and restrictions may apply. Once race numbers are assigned, they are never transferable.

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.

Can I volunteer for the event?

Yes! We're looking for people available to volunteer at the event on race day. Help us set up the event, serve participants on course, manage logistics, and more. Click here to learn more!

What is Rewards In Motion?

Rewards In Motion (RIM) is our rewards program that gives back to you for participating in Twin Cities In Motion's events. It is completely FREE and takes just a few minutes to sign up. Once you're registered you will be placed in a tier based on how many previous TCM events you've ran. Each tier offers early registration access at the lowest price, points towards discounted race registration fees and free gifts. 

Click here to register today!

Already signed up for RIM but forget your personal rewards page? Email to be resent your personal link. 

Have more questions on RIM? Checkout the FAQ page for more details.