Hot Dash - 2023

Minnesota’s Most Delicious Running Event
Hot Dash presented by Summit Brewing Co.

Celebrate the end of winter running with a comfort food feast. Enjoy post-race hot food sampling, a free beer, meat raffle, firepits, outdoor fun and more in the Finisher Festival, presented by CommonGround MN! 

Click on the 5K, 10 Mile or TC Kids Tater Trot distances for more information. 

Exclusive Hot Dash MiiR Tumbler and Medal

Sip your accomplishment with this beautiful tumbler! From hot cocoa to a chilled beer this tumbler flexes to any beverage you fancy.  

Hot Dish Tradition 

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

Finisher Festival 

After your run, celebrate spring with fire pits, marshmallows and the camaraderie of fellow Hot Dashers presented by CommonGround MN.



Of Course There’s a Meat Raffle! 

Win meat pack (or its plant-based equivalent) at the post-race raffl

TC Kids Run Free  

Youth 18 and under run at no charge thanks to TCM Members and Donors

In-Person & Virtual Options 

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


Use #hotdash to share your photos!


Registration & Pricing

Please see full registration and pricing details on the 5K and 10 Mile pages.  

Packet Pick Up



Thursday, March 23

11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Summit Brewing Co. Ratskeller

  • Hot Dash Bingo

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Summit Brewing Co. Ratskeller

Friday, March 24

11 a.m. - 7 p.m. 

Summit Brewing Co. Ratskeller

Saturday, March 25

Starts at 7:45 a.m. 

Boom Island Park

Included at packet pick up: 

  • Race bib with attached timing device (do not bend) 

  • Four pins to attach your bib to your shirt 

  •  Exclusive Hot Dash MiiR 16 oz Tumbler 

  • Race day information and customer service support: Event Alert System level, last-minute course changes, parking tips, large maps 

  • TCM merchandise available for purchase 

Gear Check

Participants may place their gear and other items in the clear, plastic race bag provided at gear check. Race-day gear check will be marked with a flag and located between Packet Pick up and the Finish Line. Please take note of the following details related to this free, race-day service:​ 

  • Personal bags will not be accepted​ 

  • Clear, plastic bags will be available on race day 

  • Do NOT leave bags unattended on race day at any time​ 

  • Affix the gear check tag from race bib to the plastic bag using the tie provided at the gear check drop zone​ 

  • Tie bags securely shut before dropping at the gear check drop zone​ 

  • Do not check valuables, Twin Cities In Motion is not responsible for lost or stolen items​ 

  • Gear check opens at 7:30 a.m.​ 

  • Gear check closes at 11:45 a.m.​ 

  • We discourage runners and spectators from carrying non-transparent bags at the event at any time 

Parking & Drop Off

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.

Limited parking is available in two Graco lots on Marshall Street until lots are filled. Signs will be posted at the entrance/exit to designated lots. Lots will fill quickly and access to the lots adjacent to the race course my be limited until the streets re-open after the event.

  • Surface lot on the corner of Marshall St. and NE 9th Ave.
  • Surface lot on the corner of Broadway St. and Marshall St. 

Located on West River Road, north of Plymouth Ave. The drop off zone will not be staffed with volunteers. To access this area, exit I-94 at Broadway St., and proceed to West River Raod via Plymouth or Broadway. Participants may be dropped here and can walk to the packet pick up area, less than a half mile on a plowed path. Vehicles and pedestrians in drop-off zone should use caution entering and exiting the 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. 

Virtual Race Information

Participants in the virtual 10 Mile and 5K will be able to submit results  March 1 – December 31, 2023.  

Submit virtual results here.

Gear will be mailed to the shipping address provided at the time of registration by Friday, April 7, 2023. 
Any changes to your address must be sent to prior to Friday, February 17, 2023. 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, or from the in-person event to the virtual event, they will be responsible for the transfer fee AND the difference in entry fees. In addition, no refund will be made to account for the difference. Runners wishing to transfer must complete the process by Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at 6 p.m. After that date, your registration is non-transferable. The transfer process is conducted through your Race Roster account. For further instructions click here

TC Kids Run Free Program

Runners aged 18 and under run at no cost at Twin Cities In Motion events through our TC Kids Run Free program. TCM Members and Donors support the program, the first installment of a larger initiative by nonprofit TCM to make events accessible to all. 

Kids can run in either the event’s “grown-up” race(s) or in 1 mile, half a mile and pre-K-dash races held in conjunction with the event. 

Read more about TC Kids Run Free Program!

Download the TCM App

Download the Marathon Weekend App, presented by Medtronic, (available on iOS or Android) for participant tracking, race details and more!  


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 & Awards

Live results will be available via the Twin Cities In Motion app (available on iOS or Android) on race day. 

Click here to view all past year’s Hot Dash results (use the dropdown arrow to select the year and distance). 

Full 2023 results will appear here later.

If you have any issues or questions about your results, please fill out the Results Question Form on the MTEC website. 


Volunteers keep us in motion! Register here to be a race day volunteer for Hot Dash 2023!