Twin Cities in Motion

March 18, 2017

Hot Dash 5K & 10 Mile

presented by Fleet Feet Marathon Sports

Run Minnesota's premier spring running event and Top 10 U.S. post-race beer garden on Saturday, March 18, 2017!



Online registration will close Monday, March 13 at 11:59 p.m.

Space is limited; this race typically sells out!

Reasons to run:
  • All ages and abilities welcome, including walkers, first-time runners, competitive and non-competitive athletes

  • Certified 5K and 10 mile distances include timing with instant online results and top 3 men's and women's finisher prizes

  • Reward yourself for running through winter with a fun, themed race and post-race party along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis

  • The timing is perfect as you gear up to a successful spring 2017 racing season

  • Celebrate the great state of Minnesota with friends and family with high-quality gear, delicious hotdish, music, beverages and outdoor fun

  • Participate in this event as part of the TC 5K ChallengeTC Summit Challenge (and MNy version), or TC Ultra Summit Challenge

Entry into the 5K or 10 mile includes:
  • New in 2017: Kids sizing and prices

  • Finisher medal

  • Awesome Storm Creek full-zip technical fleece (size chart), includes chin guard and storm flap, zippered hand pockets and a back drop tail

  • 10 mile top finisher prize money

  • Timed races with instant online results

  • 10 mile pacers

  • Post-race PARTY! Complete with music, lumberjack and Minnesota-themed costume contests and a winter beard competition

  • Storm Creek Photo Stop with fun props! Photos will be posted on Facebook
  • A free post-race BEER for all participants 21 & older (valid photo ID required)

  • HOT, festive, post-race Minnesota-themed food

  • Pearson's Candy Nut Goodies at the finish line

  • Fireside FIRE pits to stay warm

  • Easy access to start/finish with special hotel rates for out-of-towners (see below!)

This event is organized by Twin Cities In Motion, the region’s premier running event organization. TCM is proud to provide financial support to youth and professional athlete initiatives.

*Please note that race shirts are guaranteed for individuals who pre-register and are not guaranteed to those that register during packet pick up or on race day. 


"All in all, a fantastic race!"  Sweet Sweat Life


"It reminded me of how perfect the scenery is for exercising along the Mississippi Riverfront and how fortunate we are to have the great running/biking trails we do inside our city."  Minneapolis Downtown Council

Keep Warm with Fireside Hearth & Home

After the race, Hot Dash sponsor Fireside Hearth & Home will be on site with fire pits for participants to gather around. They'll also have staff on site to answer your Fireplace safety questions and distribute coupons!

Join us at our top 10 post-race beer garden!

After a nation-wide search, the Hot Dash has been named a Top 10 Post-race Beer Gardens by! Join us for a brew* of Finnegan's Irish Amber (one free 12 oz. can for participants, also available for $3) and enjoy music, hot food, and the fresh, Minnesota Spring air!

*Must present valid photo ID.

Hotel Block

Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot - .8 miles from start line

225 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55401


Rate: $109/night Standard King or Queen/Queen Room

Dates: March 17 - 19, 2017


Please contact Renaissance Reservations at (612) 375-1700 or 866-211-4611 and ask for the Hot Dash Room Block to get the group rate of $109.00 for a Standard King or Queen/Queen Room or book your group rate for Hot Dash online by February 24, 2017.

Bring a donation or non-perishable item for the FINNEGANs Reverse Food Truck!

"Rather than serving food, our food truck does the opposite. It accepts food donations. Think of it as a food drive on wheels. In partnership with The Food Group, the Reverse Food Truck furthers our mission to put hunger in the rearview."

Lumberjack Costume Contest,  Winter Beard, MN-themed Competitions

Rock your "lumberjack" best or think creatively about how to best represent Minnesota! That's right, judging for best lumberjack costume, Minnesotan and winter beard competitions will take place at the event. Men and women are welcome to compete! Rules of Competition are below. The prizes will be sweet!


Rules of Competition

  • Lumberjack, MN-themed and Best Winter Beard contests will be held simultaneously at the post-race festival area at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. 

  • Hot Dash registrants interested in participating may arrive to the DJ tent by 9:55 a.m. OR 10:55 a.m., respectively, to enter.

  • Finalists and winners will be determined by audience applause as assessed by DJ and TCM Race Officials.

Help us make the race GREEN!

We're adding ways that you can help us increase our "green" initiatives to keep our carbon footprint as small as possible! Please only bring recyclable or compostable items to the race. 

  • Look for volunteers with signs to help direct you whether to RECYCLE or COMPOST your waste.

  • We donate leftover food to Sharing and Caring Hands in Minneapolis

  • The hot chocolate and coffee in the festival area will be powered by Powerfully Green, Solar Energy Systems


Not planning to run? Volunteer to help us put on the event! From registration and refreshments to the race course, there's a job for everyone.

More Info

Have an Interesting Story?

Twin Cities In Motion recognizes participants with unique and inspiring stories. Every year we collect stories from runners, stories we call Faces in the Crowd. If you're running one of our events and would like to share your story, please share it here!