**NEW COURSE ROUTE**
The Life Time Torchlight 5K steps off from the Minneapolis Convention Center in downtown Minneapolis. You’ll run the newly minted Aquatennial CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade route along 2nd Avenue where you’ll pass through thousands of spectators and Minneapolis’ notable downtown sites, with an up close and personal view of the Minneapolis skyline. As you enter the Historic Mill District via South 2nd Street, the course takes a turn on Portland Avenue leading to W. River Parkway offering beautiful views of the Gold Medal Park, Mill Ruins Park, the historic Stone Arch Bridge and Saint Anthony Falls. You’ll cross the mighty Mississippi River at Plymouth Avenue Bridge before heading into the Finish Line at Boom Island Park where you’ll be greated by the famous Life Time Torchlight Finish Festival where the Minneapolis skyline comes to life as the sun sets.
*Life Time Torchlight 5K Start
Participant are asked to gather near the corral 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.
Event Alert System
The Life Time Torchlight 5K utilizes the Event Alert System (EAS), a color-coded system to communicate race conditions. Participants will notice flags posted throughout the race venue, the finish line and at each aid station on race day. In addition, EAS updates will be communicated through PA announcements, social media and web posts and/or dedicated emails.