Twin Cities in Motion

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 in March 2018!

Registration for the 2018 Hot Dash will open in December. Please check back!
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 2018 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

Returning in 2018:
  • Awesome gear and finisher medals

  • Kids sizing and prices

  • Epic Finish Festival with food and drinks, music, and activities

  • Exclusive Corporate Team Challenge amenities

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 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.

Donate a non-perishable item to 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."

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!