Valentine's Day TC 5K

Valentine's Day TC 5K

Date and Time

Lake Nokomis
Minneapolis, MN

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Race Amenities

Beautiful Course

The 5K circles Lake Nokomis in charming South Minneapolis.

Awesome Gear

Receive a Storm Creek® long-sleeve technical shirt and an exclusive finishers medal.

Landscape of Love

"Single", "Taken", "It's Complicated" and blank back tags make mingling with other runners easy.

Great Prizes

We'll be dishing out sweet Valentine's to especially enthusiastic participants after the race!

Fast Finish

Get your heart racing with fellow speedy racers. Results will be available online.

Sweet Treats

Complimentary hot chocolate and conversation hearts are available pre- and post-race.

Stay Warm

We'll supply the coffee and gear check so you can bundle to your heart's desire!

Post-Race Fun

Stick around after the event for activities for couples, singles, and everything in between!

Exclusive Finisher Medal

Exclusive Finisher Medal

All event finishers cross the finish line and receive a beautifully-crafted, event finisher medal! Check back for the 2019 design!
Race Details
Packet Pick Up

Information is not set for 2019 event. Please check back!

Parking Information

Information is not set for 2019 event. Please check back!


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.


2019 results will be available online after the event.

For results from 2015-2018, please click here.


Check out our FAQ's.

When should I register?

Registration for the Valentine's Day TC 5K will be available in the fall. Please check back in October!

Registration Notes:

Registration will close when the field limit is reached.In order for each person to receive registration confirmation, one must provide a unique email address for each unique registration. For example: John and Jane Smith using "smithfamily" for their registrations will only receive one person's confirmation, and one detailed race email.

Prices listed do not include processing fees.

We’re dedicated to providing safe, fun and high-quality events for athletes of all ages and abilities to promote health and fitness. Thank you for your support! 

How can I see if I'm registered?

Registration confirmation for the Valentine's Day TC 5K is online. The search feature will be available when registration opens.

Can I receive a refund or defer my entry to next year?

Refunds are available within 48 hours of registration only. To request a refund, email or call 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. Deferrals are not permitted.

Can I transfer my 5K entry?

Race registrations for select TCM events may be transferred to another person through the automated TCM transfer process. Registrations may only be transferred within the designated transfer period for each event and within the same event and distance as the original registration. The Valentine's Day TC 5K transfer deadline is January TBD, 2019. Additional fees and restrictions may apply including ineligibility of some registrations completed using an invitation code. Once race numbers are assigned, they are never transferable. 

View step-by-step instructions to begin a transfer. Email with questions.

Can I pick up my friend or team's packet?

Yes. Please have ready their race number and the correct spelling of the person's name. 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; thanks for understanding.

Can I pick up my packet on race day?

Yes. If you are unable to pick up your packet before the event, packet pick up will also be available at the north end of the Lake Nokomis Main Beach parking lot beginning at 9 a.m., and will conclude at 9:45 a.m.

Do I have to run the entire time?

No, you may walk or run at any time during the race. Valentine's Day TC 5K participants must, however, be able to maintain a 20-minute-per-mile pace throughout the race due to course limits. 1 mile participants must be able to maintain a 35-minute-per-mile pace. The course closes at 11 a.m.

Can I run with a stroller?

Strollers are permitted in the Valentine's Day TC 5K and in the 1 mile. For security and safety purposes, all persons with a stroller or baby jogger in the Valentine's Day TC 5K must be able to maintain a 20-minute-per-mile pace and agree to the guidelines listed in registration for participation with a stroller. 1 mile participants must be able to maintain a 35-minute-per-mile pace and also 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.