Twin Cities in Motion

Valentine's Day TC 5K

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

Join us on our BRAND NEW COURSE at Lake Nokomis at the 33rd annual Valentine's Day race on Saturday, February 11, 2017!

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

  • Awesome gear by Storm Creek, long-sleeved technical shirt available men's and women's sizing*

  • 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!



FIVE-POUND candy conversation heart giveaways! Everyone who participates has a chance to randomly win!


Whether you’ve found yourself with the “single” back tag again this year, or you and your sweetheart have a competitive streak in you, play #mingleBINGO during the Valentine’s Day TC 5K post-race for a chance to win awesome prizes and meet new people who share your love of running! Complete 5 of the following objectives and tweet @tcmarathon with #mingleBINGO. If you accomplish the double bingo task, you only need 3 more for a shot at the prize! 


☐    Find a couple married for more than eleven years!

☐    Find someone who set a new P.R. today!

☐    Find someone with a tattoo!

☐    Exchange conversation hearts with a runner you don’t know yet!

☐    Find a runner who likes to sing karaoke and learn what their go-to song is!

☐    Find someone who hasn’t broken their New Year’s resolution yet!

☐    Find someone with a February birthday!

☐    Cats or dogs? Find someone who feels the same!

☐    Find someone who is binge-watching the same show as you on Netflix – what is it?

❤   Double BINGO: Find a date for Valentine’s Day! <3 

Help us be 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

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 to help us put on 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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