Hot Dash 10 Mile

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MINNESOTA’S MOST DELICIOUS RUNNING EVENT
Hot Dash presented by Summit Brewing Co.

Challenge yourself with a 10 Mile to celebrate the end of winter. Race entry includes a sampling of comfort foods celebrating Minnesota’s diverse culinary traditions, a free beer, meat raffle, firepits, outdoor fun and more in the Finisher Festival, presented by CommonGround MN! 

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.

Free Training With Trackster

Prepare for race day with Trackster, the top-rated free running app for runners of all levels.

Free Summit Beer to Cheers

Grab a post-race Summit beer (21+ with ID). Cheers and sing with the Beer Choir (no talent necessary)!

Of Course There’s a Meat Raffle! 

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

TC Kids Run Free

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

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. 

MiiR 16 oz Tumbler 

Grab and never let go of our Tumbler. With a hand feel known to make hearts skip a beat, it draws eyes with an understated silhouette and glorious powder coat finish. Fitting comfortably in cupholders and daily routines alike, the Tumbler flexes to any beverage you fancy while impressively maintaining its temperature.

Finisher Medal

You’ll glow pride at the post-race festival wearing an exclusive Hot Dash finisher medal
Race Details

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 guarantee your spot and shirt size. 
 
Virtual registration is $39 for both the 5k and 10 Mile. There are no price increases in the virtual event. 

10 Mile

Packet Pick Up

Stay tuned for details! 

Packet Pick Up bingo will be on Thursday, March 23rd from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Summit Ratskeller. 

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 

Parking and Drop Off

Stay tuned for details! 

Virtual Race Information

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

Submit results for the 10 Mile 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 info@tcments.org prior to Friday, February 17, 2023. Additional charges or delays in shipping may apply for incorrect addresses. 

Switching Distances or Transferring Registration 
Runners wishing to switch race distance or transfer registration to another person must complete the process by Wednesday, March 15, 2023. There are fees involved. Switching and transferring processes are conducted through your Race Roster account. (Helpful instructions here.) 

TC Kids Run Free Program

10 Mile 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. 

Learn more about TC Kids Run Free Program 

Download the TCM App

Download the Twin Cities in Motion App to stay up to date on race details, track runners, and more! 

Pacers

The Hot Dash 10 Mile will have Pace Runners by Medtronic. Charge your run with the right beat and shoot for your goal! We have lined up a huge range of paces available for this year’s Hot Dash 10 Mile. 

Pace per mile 

Finish Time 

7:00 

1:10 

7:30  

1:15 

8:00  

1:20 

8:30 

1:25 

9:00 

1:30 

9:30 

1:35 

10:00 

1:40 

10:30 

1:45 

11:00 

1:50 

12:00 

2:00 

12:30 

2:05 

 

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 & Awards

Full 2023 results will appear here later.

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, 2023.  
 
Submit results here.  (Link will be available closer to event date) 
 
Click here to view all Hot Dash from 2011-2022. Use the dropdown arrow to select the year and distance. 

Volunteer

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

Hot Dash Course Map

USE #HOTDASH TO SHARE YOUR PHOTOS!

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I register?

Online registration closes when field limit is reached or at 6 p.m. on March 22, 2023, whichever comes first. Walk up registration will be offered at packet pick up March 23, 24 and 25, 2023, if spots are available. 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 Hot Dash 2023. 

Can I switch to the 5K or virtual?

Registrations may be switched between the 5K, 10 Mile and virtual distances OR to another person one time. Transfer fees and restrictions apply. Registrations may only be transferred within the designated transfer period for each event. 

Registration transfers to another individual may only be transferred within the same event and distance as the original registration.  

Runners wishing to switch race distance or transfer registration to another person must complete the process by Wednesday, March 15, 2023. There are fees involved. Switching and transferring processes are conducted through your Race Roster account. (Helpful instructions here.) 

Email info@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 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. TCM does not have a deferral program. 

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. 

Will gear check be available on race day?

Participants may place their gear and other items in the clear, plastic race bag provided at gear check, 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 

Do I have to run the entire time?

No, you may walk or run at any time during the race. Hot Dash 10 Mile participants must, however, be able to maintain a 14-minute-per-mile pace throughout the race due to course limits. 5K participants must be able to maintain a 25-minute-per-mile pace throughout the race. 

Can I run with a stroller?

Strollers are permitted in the 5K and must display a stroller bib assigned at packet pickup. 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?

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

What precautions is TCM taking to ensure my safety?

In advance of all events Twin Cities In Motion maintains close communication with public safety officials. Safety has always been our organization’s top priority, and we continuously monitor COVID-19 and all other public health and safety risks. Any event changes or updated protocols will be communicated in the Pre-Race Email sent race week. 

If you are interested in learning more, including our cancellation policies for both COVID-19 and reasons other than COVID-19, click here.