Twin Cities in Motion

Valentine's Day TC 5K

presented by Fleet Feet Marathon Sports
The Twin Cities' oldest winter running event!

Join us at Lake Nokomis for the 34th annual Valentine's Day race in February 2018!

Registration for the 2018 Valentine's Day TC 5K 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

  • Timed with instant online results and top 3 men's and women's finisher prizes

  • Celebrate your love; select "couples' registration" to enjoy a discount on any pair of registrations

  • Make friends or find romance; self-identify using our "taken," "single," "it's complicated," or blank backtags

  • Experience a fully-themed holiday race, complete with candy conversation hearts, photo station, hot cocoa and more!

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

Love on the Run! Race Amenities:
  • Beautiful course on the Parkway at Lake Nokomis

  • Awesome gear by Storm Creek, long-sleeved technical shirt available men's and women's sizing* (stay tuned for images!) 

  • Exclusive finisher medals

  • Timed race with online results

  • Complimentary hot chocolate to keep you warm pre- and post-race

  • "Single," "Taken," "It's Complicated," and blank backtags to make mingling easy

  • TCM Photo Stop, presented by Storm Creek with Valentine's Day-themed props! Photos will be posted on Facebook

  • Valentine's Day candy hearts at the finish line

  • Post-race Valentine's-themed treats

  • Random "spirit award" prize packs for enthusiastic finishers

  • Sweats check so you can pile on the layers after the race

  • Porta-potties at the race start/finish

  • Race support from volunteers, law enforcement and staff

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.

*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.

Keep Warm with Fireside Hearth & Home

Before and after the race, Valentine's Day TC 5K 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!

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!


Not planning to run? Volunteer at the event! Catch the eye of a passer-by or cheer on your sweetie as a course marshal. From registration to refreshments, there is a job for everyone.

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