Race

Race Day Details

We are thrilled to announce that 240 people will be participating in the 2022 Downtown Dash 5k happening on May 18th - our biggest race yet!
 
Please read the details below prior to the event.

PRE-RACE:

Check-in: 1:15 p.m.

Registration Day-of: $45

Course Map

RACE:

Race Start Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: 100 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN

Route:

  • Stone Arch Bridge, heading north on W River Rd trail

  • Follow along the trail until the turnaround point between the Plymouth and Broadway Bridge

  • Turn around and follow the trail back to the Stone Arch Bridge

  • There will be volunteers and arrows staked into the ground guiding you along the trail. The turnaround point will also be clearly marked.

  • This course is not a closed course. Please be respectful to non-participants on the bike and walking trails.

RACE DETAILS:

​Parking

There is public parking available on the streets surrounding the race course. Event parking is not provided.

 

Check-in

Check-in will begin at 1:15 pm on Race Day near the starting line. Participants will receive a bib that should be pinned on and visible during the event. Safety pins will be provided. T-shirts will be given out to finishers that registered on or before April 29th. There is no drop off area, please keep your personal belonging with you. 

 

Starting Line

Faster runners should line up closer to the front and those who plan to walk all/part of the race should start towards the back of the pack. This will help participants to avoid tripping and clogging the race course. 

Headphones

Though we encourage a headphones free environment, headphones are allowed. Please note that you must be able to hear instructions from race officials at all times before and during the race. Please adjust volume levels accordingly.

 

Pictures

We will be taking pictures during the course of the event, these will be posted on the downtown dash social media pages, and website.

 

Strollers

Strollers are allowed on the race course. Please check in with race officials at the packet pick-up station. 

 

Pets

For the safety of all participants, pets must be leashed and abide by park guidelines. 

 

Wheelchairs

Those using wheelchairs are welcome to participate. 

 

Aid Stations

Look for the aid station right before the Plymouth Bridge, this will be your marker to turn left and go under the bridge.

 

Course Marking

We will have a cyclist leading the front runners and another cyclist following the last participants. The course will be marked with yellow arrows. Please familiarize yourself with the course map ahead of time. 

 

Volunteers and Staff 

We will have volunteers and staff wearing royal blue downtown dash shirts. If you have questions at any time during the event, please direct them to these wonderful individuals.

 

Entry

Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. No-shows will not be mailed their T-shirt. Minors must provide the signature of a parent or guardian. 

POST-RACE FESTIVITIES:
Great prizes, snacks, and water will be available.

Wednesday, May 18th | 2 p.m. | Minneapolis, MN | In-person
Plus, it's National Employee Health & Fitness Day!