Whether you are a dedicated runner or just someone who jogs from the couch to the fridge, the Torchlight 5K is the fun run for everyone! Grab your family, friends and running shoes because the Torchlight 5K is the one run that starts with a bang and ends with a brew. That's right, our legendary post-race party features musical entertainment and complimentary refreshments. It's the party of the year that just happens to start with a run!
The Torchlight 5K starts near the historic Basilica of Saint Mary and follows the Aquatennial's CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade route. The course offers up close views of the Guthrie, Gold Medal Park, the Mighty Mississippi River, Stone Arch Bridge and St. Anthony Main.
Wondering where to find the starting line or post-race party? Click here to view the course map.
You can register online right now or in person at participating retailers. The following running shops are will be accepting registrations and offering early packet pickup for in-store and online registrants from June 1 – July 15. These stores offer same day discounts on regular priced items. Exclusions may apply, discounts may vary per store.
REI members can receive Life Time member pricing by registering in person at the following locations. If registering at an REI store, you must register your race number by following the instructions on your packet.
Please note, packet pickup for online registrants is not available at REI locations.
|Category||Nov 23 - Nov 27||Nov 28 - Apr 1||Apr 2 - June 1||June 2 - July 10||July 11 - July 17|
|Life Time Member||$20||$25||$30||$34||$49|
|Youth 5K (17 & under)||$20||$20||$20||$20||$20|
Got a cool team of 15? Join the Team Challenge. Gather your coworkers, gym buddies, family and friends and get in on our team competition for even more camaraderie and excitement! Teams with 15 or more participants will receive a special commemorative item. After race day, team captains will be notified by email that their commemorative items are being shipped.
Teams must register online. Each participant registers individually in the Team Challenge category. Join an existing team or create a new one by typing in your team name during the registration process.
Date: July 17, 2013
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Basilica of Saint Mary
Local Run Shop Partners:
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Race day registration and packet pickup in the Basilica parking lot
7:30 p.m. 5K starts at the corner of Hennepin Ave & 16th Street North
7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Post-race party
For the first time ever, the Torchlight 5K was timed! Find 2012 race results here!
Live musical entertainment provided by PopROCKS, a high energy group that plays the best of today’s hottest hits, 80s rock, throwback hip-hop, pop country and timeless classics while bringing to life the biggest personalities in music with over 45 costume changes. Something old, something new, something for everyone!
We recommend arriving early due to downtown congestion. Parking is available in downtown Minneapolis parking lots (except Nicollet Island Inn and Dunwoody) and ramps are available online at: Parking Facilities. Plan on walking a few blocks up to 1 mile.
We recommend either parking in the A,B,C lots near Target Field or park at the finish in the St. Anthony Main parking lot or ramp. (Located at University Ave SE & 2nd Ave)
Metro Transit is another great option for getting into downtown Minneapolis. Normal rates apply.
If you park in the neighborhoods, please be courteous. Don't block any driveways and respect private property.