Five Reasons to Run the 2019 Torchlight 5k

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My race calendar usually includes a full or half marathon (or two) for the year and then I run shorter distances spontaneously as the race opportunities pop up. If you're always up for a summer race like me, the Torchlight 5k is one you won't want to miss!

The Torchlight 5k in Minneapolis is the hottest night-run-party race in Minnesota where runners experience the magic of a summer night in the Twin Cities! Some years this race can be a hot one (their hashtag is #RunWithFire, after all!) but 2018's weather proved to be absolutely perfect for a run.

Live music, sunset scenery, the energy of the runner community, and complimentary beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic available) plus food and snacks sound like a perfect way to spend a summer evening. If that's not enough, here are even MORE reasons to run the Torchlight 5k next July!

Five Reasons to Run the 2019 Torchlight 5k

1. It's a NIGHT Race! Run off into the sunset at the Torchlight 5k with the starting time at 7:30 pm and the Torchlight Finish Festival rolling 'til 10 pm.

2. Take Off with Live Music. This year's starting line featured live music and even more live music at the legendary Torchlight 5k Finish Festival!

3. FREE Race Photos courtesy of Athlinks. Aren't free race photos THE BEST?! Thanks to Athlinks, participants receive free race photos and live race results.

4. Unique Minneapolis Race Route. This year's spectator-packed route ran along the Aquatennial parade route and included two aid stations.

5. Voted One of the BEST 5k Races in the U.S. Enough said. The Torchlight 5k has received a stamp of approval from the BibRave 100, so you know it's a good one!

Mark your race calendar now! 

The Torchlight 5k's race date is set for 7/17/2019 and early bird registration is open NOW! The registration fee is very reasonable at $25 for Adults. Check out my fellow BibRave Pro Casey's review to get all the details on this year's race!

Let's Connect!

Linking up with Holly and Wendy's Weekly Wrap Up.


  1. Sounds like a fun race! I wish I lived in MN so I could join you!

    1. I would love that! Maybe some day you, Holly, and the rest of the Weekly Wrap crew can plan a meet up :)

  2. Sounds like a fun race! Free race photos are the best!

    1. I AGREE! And paying for them definitely stinks - so spendy $$$

  3. Awesome article, it was exceptionally helpful! I simply began in this and I'm becoming more acquainted with it better! Cheers, keep doing awesome! 2019 calendar


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