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Register for the 2018 Life Time Torchlight 5K and receive the following:

  • Custom participant shirt celebrating the Minneapolis Aquatennial (*2018 shirt pictured right*)
    • Features the iconic Torchlight flame, Minneapolis skyline, Stone Arch Bridge, and glow-in-the-dark design.
    • Tech (dri-fit) fabric
  • Start line music by Life Time AMP Cycle JR 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)
    • Reusable Finisher Goody Bag!
  • FREE race photos courtesy of Athlinks
  • Unique Minneapolis race course:
    • Run along the Aquatennial parade route packed with spectators.
    • 2 aid stations
    • USATF-certified and timed course
  • Live race results via Athlinks
  • Complimentary post-race shuttle

Three Ways to Register

Online  – Online registration is now open.

In person – Register in one of our packet pick up locations during packet pick up.

Race Day – You can even sign up the evening of the race. Race-day registration will be available between 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. behind the Basilica of St. Mary’s.

Already Registered?

Get ready to be a part of one of the hottest parties of the summer. Be sure to pickup up your race packet prior to the race. Check out our Packet Pickup page to find a location near you!


This event has a strict no refund policy. Please refer to the information below for registration options.

Registration Changes

Need to change your race distance? Click here to go to your Chronotrack registration and select “Change Race” to choose a new distance. Please keep in mind that you will be prompted to pay for the difference in fees for upgrades, and will not be refunded the difference in fees for downgrades.

ALL CHANGES MUST BE COMPLETED/REQUESTED TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE EVENT, unless otherwise noted. All change requests after the deadline will need to be made in person at packet pick up. Change requests are not guaranteed, are limited based on capacity of race at the time of your request and are first-come, first-serve.

Bib to Bib Transfer

You may officially transfer your race entry to another non-registered runner. Before completing the transfer process, please note:

  • You will not be refunded/reimbursed for your original registration. Any transfer compensation must be arranged between you and the transfer recipient. The race organizers are not responsible for the terms of payment between parties in the transfer process and we do not condone the resale of registrations at elevated prices.
  • The race entry recipient will be charged a $30 transfer fee to complete the transfer for the half marathon and $10 for the 5K.
  • A new bib will be assigned to the race entry recipient.
  • Race Entry Transfer Steps:
    1. Find a non-registered runner interested in officially participating in the 2019 Torchlight 5k.  Race organizers do not participate in this part of the process.
    2. To complete the transfer the registered runner must email
      • You will need to provide the name and email address of the person you are transferring your entry to.
      • You will be withdrawn from the event.
      • The transfer recipient will receive an email with a registration code. The transfer recipient is required to register with code, and pay the transfer fee.
      • Once the transaction is finalized, the transfer recipient will receive an email confirming race registration.
  • To complete the transfer in person at Packet Pickup:
    • The original recipient will need to first pick up their number at packet pickup.
    • Once the number is picked up, both the original recipient AND the transfer recipient must visit the solutions desk to transfer the number to the new recipient. The transfer recipient will be required to sign a participant waiver and pay the transfer fee.

Torchlight 5k reserves the right to disqualify race results for anyone who has transferred their bib without going through the official process. 


Deferrals allow a participant unable to attend this year’s event to defer their current year’s registration to the following year. The deferral is applied only to the event in question. If you would like to defer your entry to next year, please log-in to your Chronotrack account, select said event and then select the “Race Change” option. Follow the instructions to “Defer my entry.”
Please noteA deferral fee of $30.00 will be administered prior to check out. Once you complete your purchase, you will be sent an email confirmation of your deferral that will contain an alpha numeric code which you must use to register for the next year’s event as soon as registration opens. Deferrals must be processed before two weeks prior to the current year’s event, unless otherwise noted. For questions regarding deferrals, please contact Athlete Services at