Twin Cities in Motion

TC 5K Challenge

Register once and stay true to your fitness goals with a challenge of four Twin Cities In Motion events! 

This TC Challenge Race Series combines four Twin Cities In Motion 5K events that will keep you running during the winter, spring, summer and concludes as you join us at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend in the fall.

Results Coming Soon

Registration for this race series is closed. Registration for the 2018 event will open in October!

The TC 5K Challenge includes:
  • Valentine's Day TC 5K, presented by Fleet Feet Marathon Sports

  • Hot Dash 5K, presented by Fleet Feet Marathon Sports

  • Red, White & Boom! 5K

  • TC 5K, presented by Fredrikson & Byron 

With the TC 5K Challenge you can:
  • Secure your entry into Twin Cities In Motion events for the year!

  • Lock in the lowest pricing (and pay just once) for every race in your series.

  • Receive a custom Storm Creek full-zip technical fleece jacket, valued over $50!

  • Earn an enviable finisher's medal in addition to each of your four event finisher medals.

  • Compete! Go head-to-head with other series participants for fastest time after all events.

Take a look at what each race in this series includes:

Valentine's Day TC 5K, presented by Fleet Feet Marathon Sports

  • NEW COURSE at Lake Nokomis!

  • Finisher medals

  • Long sleeve technical shirts for all participants

  • Valentines' fun, like "Relationship status" backtags that help you celebrate or find love, a Valentine candy stop, and prizes for the best costume

 

Hot Dash 5K, presented by Fleet Feet Marathon Sports

  • Finisher medals

  • Long sleeve technical shirts for all participants

  • Post-race Party including live music, post-race treats, hot Minnesota-themed food and FINNEGANS beer garden with a free 12 oz beer (valid Photo ID required)

  • Lumberjack costume contest

 

Red, White & Boom! 5K

  • Brooks® short sleeve technical shirts for all participants

  • Medals for all finishers and awards to top finishers

  • Post-race food with picnic favorites and post-race entertainment

 

TC 5K, presented by Fredrikson & Byron

  • Join in on the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend of fun - a Twin Cities celebration of physical achievement!

  • Race medals for all finishers 

  • Race t-shirt and exclusive gift for all participants

  • Chip-timed, USATF-certified, closed course

  • Spectacular finish line view from Saint Paul Cathedral to State Capitol grounds

Registration Information

Runners interested in participating in the TC 5K Challenge must register by February 1 or the total race series field limit is reached, whichever comes first. Registration includes all four individual race registrations and swag and custom Storm Creek full-zip technical fleece jacket.

Fees

October 25 - December 6: Online Registration

Individual Registration

 

$180

 

December 7 - February 1: Online Registration

Individual Registration

 

$195

Prices do not include processing fees. Registration will close when the field limit is reached.

 

Refunds are available within 48 hours of registration only. To request a refund, email info@tcmevents.org or call 651-289-7701 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.

Results

2016 Results

2015 Results

 

FAQs
Can I register for more than one series?

No, currently our registration system will only allow a runner to participate in one race series. You may, however, register for a race series and register for a separate race. For example, you may register for the TC 5K Challenge and the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon or enter the lottery for the Medtronic TC 10 Mile.

Can I combine my race series entry with other offers and special codes?

No, series registration is exclusive of other offers and special codes.

Is there a deadline to register for this race series?

Yes, the 2017 TC 5K, Summit, Summit MNy, and Ultra Summit Challenges will accept the first 1,500 registrants or will close on February 1, whichever comes first.

When will I receive my gear?

When registering for the series, please be sure to enter a valid U.S. or Canada mailing address for the mailing of your race series gear, which will be shipped in late-spring. Finisher medals are distributed at the finish line race weekend after your final event near the exit of the finish chute.

Will there be prizes and awards?

The top 3 men and women who complete each challenge will be awarded a finisher certificate with his or her place and time! Due to the complexity of the race series, age group awards will not be awarded.