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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?
> View the course map

Due to the July heat, we are adding another an aid station. There will be two aid stations total, one at mile 1 and one at mile 2.



Three Ways to Register

Online  - Online registration is now closed. Please register onsite from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

In person - Register in one of our partner retail locations beginning June 2 - July 21 at 1:00 p.m. Walk right in, sign up and receive your imited edition T-shirt, race bib and same-day store discounts. Store locations will be announced closer to race day. Exclusions may apply, discounts may vary per store.

Race Day - You can even sign up the evening of the race. Race-day registration will be available between 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. behind the Basilica of St. Mary's.


In-person registration and packet pickup locations

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.

If you registered prior to April 30, you are eligible for this special benefit: In the next couple of weeks, we will mail all your race materials to the address you provided during registration. That means you do not need to attend packet pickup.

Entry Fees

Category Jul 17 - Dec 20 Dec 21 - Apr 1 Apr 2 - Jun 1 Jun 2 - Jul 22 Jul 23
Adult 5K $25 $30 $35 $39 $49
Life Time Member $20 $25 $30 $34 $45
Youth 5K (17 & under) $20 $20 $20 $20 $25

Team Challenge

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 pint glass. On race day, team captains of teams with 15+ participants must come to the Life Time Athletic Events Marketing booth at the Finish Festival to receive the glasses.

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.

> View the list of 2014 teams

Online registration is now closed. Onsite registration will be available between 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. behind the Basilica of St. Mary's.

Date: July 23, 2014

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Basilica of Saint Mary

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Schedule of Events

4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Race-day registration and packet pickup in the Basilica parking lot. Remember to bring your photo I.D. to get a 21+ wristband before the race starts!
7:20 p.m. Runners line up at the corner of Hennepin Ave & 16th Street North according to pace
7:30 p.m. Race begins
7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Celebrate your finish with a cold Miller Lite at the post-race party!

The new Green Line will be crossing over the course during the race. Runners will be divided into start waves according to pace to avoid being interrupted by the light rail. We will have timing mats at the crossing in the event runners are impeded by the train. Initial post-race time for those affected will include stoppage time, however we will adjust online results to exclude stoppage time by Saturday, July 26.

Parking & Directions

Please arrive early to allow ample time to find parking and walk to the race site 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.

Contact Us

Athlete Services - Minneapolis

Please contact us with any questions!

Phone: 952-229-7996