Party of the Summer!
Combust a move at the hottest night-run-party.

2020 Life Time Torchlight 5k: July 22nd, 2020

Registration is open!

2019 Race Results

Run Hot, Party Cool

Share the sights and sounds with family and friends as you join us for the 5K run of the summer! The Life Time Torchlight Minneapolis 5K invites you to break a sweat and have a good time doing it. The party truly starts the minute you cross the start line and continues well after you cross the finish line with our post-race race entertainment and cool refreshments. Come one, come all for an unforgettable night where you will truly experience the Twin Cities magic!

For the second year, Life Time Torchlight 5K is proud to have been voted one of the Best 5K races in the U.S. by the BibRave 100.


Register and Receive


Register for the 2020 Life Time Torchlight 5K and receive the following:

  • FINISHER MEDAL **2019 medal pictured**
    • Glow-in-the-dark medal for all Finishers.
  • Custom participant shirt celebrating the Minneapolis Aquatennial
    • Features the iconic Torchlight flame and glow-in-the-dark design (2019 participant shirt pictured).
  • Start line music by Life Time Performer Justin Reis
  • Access to the legendary Torchlight 5K Finish Festival
    • Live music by Brat Pack Radio!
    • Post-race food and snacks
    • Complimentary beer and beverages (non-alcoholic options available- must be 21+ for beer)
  • Finisher Goody Bag
  • Race photography by FinisherPix
  • Unique Minneapolis race course:
    • Run along the Aquatennial Parade route packed with spectators.
    • Through downtown Minneapolis skyscrapers and skyways
    • Past the Stone Arch Bridge, Mill Ruins Park, Hennepin Ave. Bridge and Grain Belt sign
    • Finish across the Plymouth Ave. Bridge inside Boom Island Park
    • 2 aid stations along the course
  • Live race results via Athlinks
  • Complimentary post-race shuttle


Participant Shirt

Get in the loop

The Life Time Torchlight 5K is among more than 30 athletic events owned and produced by Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand. We believe every event is an extension of our Healthy Way of Life philosophy and brand, and it’s always our goal to deliver an exceptional event experience for both participants and spectators. For more information please visit Life Time Events.

Life Time Torchlight 5K is produced in partnership with the Minneapolis Downtown Council and the Aquatennial Festival.


The Life Time Torchlight 5K experience is at the pinnacle of athletic events thanks in part to our wonderful sponsors.

Interested in becoming a sponsor?
For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact our sponsorship team.

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