Twin Cities in Motion

February 13, 2016

Valentine's Day TC 5K

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

Time to get your heart racing! Join us at Lake Harriet for the 32nd annual Valentine's Day race, presented by Fleet Feet Marathon Sports!


Registration for this event will open on Tuesday, December 1 at 10:00 a.m. CT.

This race is perfect for:
  • Kids and families - all ages and abilities welcome!

  • First-time racers - runners and walkers are in good company

  • Competitive runners - Chip-timed with online results

  • Couples - check out the couple's discounted registration

  • Singles - relationship status backtags make the perfect icebreaker

  • People with strollers or pets - please line up in back

Love on the Run! Race Amenities:
  • NEW in 2016! Medals for all finishers

  • Chip-timed race with online results

  • Long sleeved technical shirt in men’s & women’s sizing* (more information and picture coming soon!)

  • Keep warm pre-race with free hot chocolate!

  • Valentine candy hearts at the finish line

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

  • TCM Photo Stop with Valentine's Day-themed props! Photos will be posted on Facebook!

  • Prize packs to top three male and female finishers

  • TCM Prize Patrol will be on the lookout to award prize packs to individuals who show Valentine's Day spirit!

  • Post-race Valentine-inspired treats

  • Sweat bag 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

  • Post-race party at Cooper Irish Pub with drink and appetizer specials

  • Organized by Twin Cities In Motion, the region’s premier running event organization.

  • TCM contributes a portion of every race dollar to local youth and professional athletes and helps raise more than $800,000 annually with its charity partners.

*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.


Not planning to run? Volunteer!


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!

Post-race Party

EVERYONE IS INVITED! After the race, our party moves to Cooper Irish Pub in St. Louis Park (6 mile drive from Lake Harriet with free underground parking) after the race for $3.50 FINNEGANS beer and exclusive appetizer specials! Stop by to a nice breakfast, lunch, or drinks with friends or mingle with others. Feel free to come straight from the event and keep your red, yellow or green backtag on!

Help us make the race 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!