July 18, 2018
|4 - 7:00 p.m.||Race-day Registration and Packet Pickup||Basilica of St. Mary
|5 - 7:30 p.m.||Aquatennial|
Family Fun Night
|Loring Park (details below)|
|7:20 p.m||Start Corrals Open - Self seeded by pace||Hennepin Ave. and; 16th St. N.|
|7:30 p.m.||Race Start*||Hennepin Ave. and; 16th St. N.|
|7:30 – 10 p.m.||Torchlight Finish Festival||Father Hennepin Park
St. Anthony & Main
*Life Time Torchlight 5K Start
Participant are asked to gather in front of the Basilica of St. Mary near the sign which best identifies their estimated pace per mile. Once the street is closed to traffic, Start Corrals will open at 7:20 PM. Participants will then line up by pace.
The race will start at 7:30 PM utilizing a wave start with the USATF – Minnesota 5K Championship participants leading the way. Additional waves will be released after a short break between waves. The wave start is utilized to ensure safety on the course and to mitigate athletes being held on course due to the light rail.
Loring Park Pre-Parade Family Fun Night
Loring Park Family Fun Night is a family focused event held just blocks from the CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade. Featuring food trucks and free Wilderness Inquiry Voyageur Canoe Rides, free tennis lessons with USTA Northern Rally the Family, pony rides, inflatables, kids dance party and carnival games. Fill your time before the race and stop down for some fun! Visit www.aquatennial.com/events for more information.