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!

Thanks for running the Hot Dash!

5K Results

10 Mile Results

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

New in 2017!
  • Kids sizing and prices

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

  • MORE at the Post-race PARTY! The Hot Dash Finish Festival in 2017 is bigger than ever!

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. 

Epic Hot Dash Finish Festival!

When you cross the finish line, the party begins! We're pulling out all the stops for NEW activities and entertainment at the Hot Dash Finish Festival this year! From the Fireside fire pits to plenty of activities and food, we hope you'll stay a while to enjoy the fresh, Minnesota Air at our award-winning, post-race beer garden!

Keep Warm with Fireside Hearth & Home

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!

Food and Beverages
  • Finnegan's Hoppy Shepherd* (one free 12 oz. can for participants, also available for $4)

  • Fresh, Minnesota Hotdish [NEW RECIPE!] by the Chef of the Taste of Target Field (one serving per participant)

  • Full Taste of Target Field Food Truck menu items available for purchase

  • Complimentary Opal Apples - the crispy, flavorful and sweet non-GMO apple that naturally doesn’t brown

  • Hot Sauce Tasting Station: try a wide variety of flavors by Sauce Science and Cry Baby Craig's hot sauces

  • Complimentary coffee, hot cocoa, and hot apple cider

*Must present valid photo ID.

Great 2017 entertainment!
  • Live DJ as the Finish Festival Emcee

  • "Lagoon of Doom" Inflatable Log Rolling Ride

  • Hi-Striker Carnival Game with prizes

  • TCM Photobooth, presented by Storm Creek, with fun props and posted on Facebook

  • Lumberjack and Minnesota-Icon Competitions

Lumberjack and Minnesota-icon competition

Win Minnesota-made Maple Syrup and more at our Lumberjack and Minnesota-Icon competitions at the Finish Festival near the DJ booth! Lumberjacks will be judged in two categories, male and female. Minnesota Icons can be anything that reminds us of Minnesota (Prince, Babe the Blue Ox, etc. Here's some inspiration!).

  • Lumberjack and Minnesota-icon contests will be held simultaneously at the post-race festival area at 10 and 11 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.

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."

Exclusive Corporate Team Challenge Tent with CTC Plinko, an Instagram Insta-Printer and More!

"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

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.

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

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!