Downtown Dash 5K

in United States at Mill Ruins Park

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General Event Details

Check-in: TBD
Registration Day-of: $45

Race Start Time: 2:00 p.m.

100 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN

- 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 group guiding you along the trail. The turnaround point will also be clearly marked.

Packet pick-up 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.

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

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.

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

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

Those using wheelchairs are welcome to participate.

Aid Stations
A single aid station will be available at the intersection of East Island Ave and Merriam Rd. Please be aware and attentive

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.

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.

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

Great prizes, snacks, and non-alcoholic drinks will be available.


A portion of event proceeds will go to a local non-profit.


For event-related questions, please click on the Contact the Organizers button on the left-hand side of this page.

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