Hot Dash: 5K

Date and Time
Location

Minneapolis, MN

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Minnesota’s Delicious Running Event
Run a 5K to celebrate the end of winter. Enjoy post-race hot dish sampling, a free beer, meat raffle, firepits, outdoor fun and more!

In-Person & Virtual Options

Choose the option that's right for your situation and preference. Run in Minnesota virtually, even if you’re stranded in Iowa.

NEW! TC Kids Run Free Program

Because TCM knows running is great and kids are the future of Minnesota's running community! Open to runners aged 18 and under.

Training from Runcoach

Official training partner Runcoach will lead you to the finish line with a discounted, individualized training plan.

Finisher Medal & Storm Creek Gear

Wear your accomplishment with a unique medal and a Storm Creek ¼-zip valued at $55.

Hot Dish Tradition

Race entry includes a sampling passport for hot dish varieties celebrating Minnesota diverse culinary traditions.

Beer Choir & Meat Raffle

Grab a post-race Summit beer (21+ with ID), sing with the Beer Choir (no talent necessary) and win meat (or its plant-based equivalent) at the raffle.

Bar Bingo at Packet Pick Up

Under the B: Fun!  Under the G: Prizes!! Under the O: Oh, I better not play too long with the race coming up!

Run with Your Co-Workers

Form a company team to support corporate wellness and build team spirit. Learn more here.

Race Details
Registration & Pricing

Below is the registration pricing for the Hot Dash 5K. Tier 1 and Tier 2 will close as blocks are filled. Price tier increases for tiers 3-7 are date-based. All registration tiers, including virtual, are subject to availability. Register early to guaranteed your spot and shirt size.

Virtual registration is $35 for both the 5k and 10 Mile. There are no price increases in the virtual event.

 

Tier Start

Tier End

Price Point

Tier 1: First 150

Thursday, Dec. 2

150th registrant

$35

Tier 2: Next 150

151st registrant

300th registrant

$39

Tier 3:

301st registrant

Thursday, Jan. 20

$44

Tier 4

Friday, 1/21

Thursday, Feb. 17

$49

Tier 5

Friday, 2/18

Thursday, March 10

$54

Tier 6

Friday, 3/11

Wednesday, March 16

$59

Tier 7

Thursday, 3/17

Saturday, March 19

$60

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

Summit Brewing Tap Room

Thursday, March 17

11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Summit Brewing Tap Room

Friday, March 18

11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Boom Island Park

RACE DAY, March 19

7:30 - 9:00 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

NOTE: Subject to change. Check back closer to event day for final event details.

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.

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 signs 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. Parking 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.

Virtual Race Information

Participants in the virtual 10 Mile and 5K will be able to submit results March 1 – December 31, 2022. Submit results for the 5K here.  

Gear will be mailed to the shipping address provided at the time of registration on Wednesday, April 6, 2022.

Any changes to your address must be sent to info@tcments.org prior to Friday, February 18. Additional charges or delays in shipping may apply for incorrect addresses.

If a participant wants to transfer from the virtual to the in-person event, they will be responsible for the $15 transfer fee AND the difference in entry fees.  If a participant wants to transfer from the in-person to the virtual event they will be responsible for the $15 transfer fee AND no refund will be made to account for the difference. Deadline is March 9, 2022, at 6 p.m. After that date your registration is non transferable. Click here to begin the transfer process.

TC Kids Run Free Program

NEW in 2022! All kids under the age of 18 are welcome to run any distance for free.  Kids in the 5K and 10 Mile will receive the same amenities as the adults.

Kids in the TC Kids Tater Trot will receive a fun finishers gift.  There will be age appropriate distances including an approximate mile, half mile, and pre-K dash.

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!

Spectators

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.

Results

2022 Results will be available after the race. Age group awards will be mailed out post-event for the categories of male, female, and non-binary athletes placing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in their age group.  Athletes registered under “prefer not to disclose” for gender are not eligible for age group awards.

Participants in the virtual 10 Mile and 5K will be able to submit results March 1 – December 31, 2022. Submit results here.

Click here to view all Hot Dash from 2011-2020. Use the dropdown arrow to select the year and distance.

Hotel Information

Thank you for planning your event with us! Please contact Renaissance Reservations at (866) 211-4611 or (612) 375-1700 and ask for the Hot Dash 2022 to get the group rate of $134 for a standard king or queen/queen guest room.

Start date: 3/18/22
End date: 3/20/22
Last day to book: 2/24/22

Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot for $134.00 USD per night

Book your group rate for Hot Dash 2022

2022 Race Course Map

Questions?

When should I register?

Online registration closes when field limit is reached or at 6 p.m. on March 16, 2022, whichever comes first. Walk up registration will be offered at packet pick up March 17, 18 and 19, if spots are available. Registration prices increase as the field fills -- register early for the lowest price!

How can I see if I'm registered?

Use the online registration confirmation tool to verify entry to the 2022 Hot Dash.

Can I switch to the 10 mile or virtual?

Registrations may be switched between the 5K, 10 mile and virtual distances 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 09, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. Additional fees and restrictions may apply. Once race numbers are assigned, they are never transferable.

Email registration@tcmevents.org 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 info@tcmevents.org 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 their race number and the correct spelling of the person's name available during pick up. 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 in line; 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. See 10 Mile page for details.

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