Life Time Torchlight 5K

Life Time Torchlight 5K

Life Time Torchlight 5K

( 9 reviews )
100% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Minneapolis,
    Minnesota,
    United States
  • July
  • 3 miles/5K
  • Road Race

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Share the sights and sounds with family and friends as you join us for the 5K run of the summer! The Twin Cities Orthopedics Torchlight 5K presented by NOOMA in Minneapolis invites you to break a sweat and have a good time doing it. The party truly starts with a bang and flaming torches, signaling that the party has started and continues well after you cross the finish line with our post-race race featuring live music from Pop Rocks and cool refreshments. Come one, come all for an unforgettable night where you will truly experience the Twin City magic!

Register for the 2017 Twin Cities Orthopedics Torchlight 5K presented by Nooma and receive the following:
*Custom participant shirt celebrating the Minneapolis Aquatennial
- Features the Torchlight flame and glow-in-the-dark water design.
*Access to the epic Torchlight 5K Finish Festival
- Original Chicken Chick-Fil-A sandwiches
- Live music from Pop Rocks
- Two complimentary beverages
- Michelob ULTRA
*Reusable Finisher Goody Bag! **new in 2017**
*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
*Complimentary post-race shuttle

Michael Mason-D'Croz

Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
9 17
2019
"Fun, party atmosphere, and FAST!"
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Michael Mason-D'Croz's thoughts:

This race was a ton of fun. The organization of the race was well done, and the course was top notch. The buildings of downtown Minneapolis followed by the river combine both visuals of the city that will keep you interested during this shorter race.

The Course:
It was a point to point, and a net downhill on the first 1.5 miles. This leads towards a very fast start. However, after that first 1.5 miles it slowly goes uphill towards the finish line. It is not a challenging course, but it is fun one.

The Aid Stations:
This was a 5k, so I wasn't expecting much. However, there were two different aid stations on the course. I'm not used to that on 5k races. The only issue was that it was 87-degrees at start, and the second aid station didn't have ice. But ... how can I complain too much? There were two aid stations.

Swag:
The swag included a very nice shirt, a super cool medal, and a water bottle. For a 5k, again, this is an impressive amount of swag.

The Party:
After the race is a party with music, food, beer and games. With views of downtown Minneapolis, this party was super fun. It would have been even more fun if I knew more people running it. But either way, it was a good time.

The Negatives:
Traffic to the start line is terrible. And it seems as though all of downtown Minneapolis is under construction.
The ice thing from aid station #2. It's small, but it's a thing.
The shuttles back to the start line. There was no organization on how to get the shuttles, so when they showed up, it became a free-for-all on getting on one. I spent 30 minutes waiting for one and more than 30 minutes traveling back to the start line. I literally ran the course quicker than I drove it back.

Overall:
Those negatives can't ruin a good thing. The race is great, the party is fun. And it's a great way to spend a Wednesday night.

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