From packet pickup to post-race party

Race Schedule

July 24, 2019

July 12 - 13Packet Pick UpLife Time Tri MPLS (Lake Nokomis)
Sat, July 209 - 6PMPacket Pick UpLife Time St. Louis Park
Sat, July 209 - 6PMPacket Pick UpLife Time Highland Park
Sun, July 219 - 6PMPacket Pick UpLife Time Eden Prairie
Sun, July 219 - 6PMPacket Pick UpLife Time Fridley
Mon, July 2210 AM - 6PMPacket Pick UpLife Time Target Center
Wed, July 244 - 7:00 p.m.Race-day Packet PickupMPLS Convention Center
5:00 p.m.Gear Check OpensMPLS Convention Center
7:00 p.m.Gear Check Closes - No items accepted after 7PM
6 - 7:30 p.m.Aquatennial
Family Fun Night
Loring Park (details below)
7:20 p.mStart Corrals Open - Self seeded by paceE. Grant St. and 1St Ave. S.
7:30 p.m.Race Start*E. Grant St. and 1St Ave. S.
7:30 p.m.Torchlight Finish FestivalBoom Island Park
8:15 p.m.Gear Check Opens - Post RaceBoom Island Park
8:00 p.m.Shuttles Begin - Post Race
10:45 p.m.Gear Check Closes - Post RaceBoom Island Park
11:00 p.m.Finish Festival ClosesBoom Island Park
11:00 p.m.Final Shuttle Departs for MPLS Convention Center

*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.

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 for more information.