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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? Click here to view the course map.

Register by April 30 and receive these perks:

  • All race materials will be mailed to you
  • Personalize your race bib (12 character limit)
  • Extra drink ticket (21+ only)



Three Ways to Register

Online  - Register Today! You will be able to pick up your limited edition T-shirt and race bib at one of our retail partner locaitons beginning June 2 - July 21 at 1:00 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 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. behind the Basilica of St. Mary's.


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 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.

> View the list of 2013 teams.

Date: July 23, 2014

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Basilica of Saint Mary

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Schedule of Events

11 a.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


Parking & Directions

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.

Contact Us

Athlete Services - Minneapolis

Please contact us with any questions!

Phone: 952-229-7996