2017 Minnesota Polar Dash | Minneapolis

Minnesota Polar Dash

Minnesota Polar Dash
Date January 1, 2017
Distance 5k, 10k, Other
Course Type Road

Race Information

The Polar Dash is a fun jaunt along the snow-banks of Mississippi River Boulevard which travels along the Mississippi River. Runners will have the opportunity to choose between a half marathon, 10K, 5K or 1600m run. Runners will recieve a Polar Dash fleece as well as a finisher's medal. There will also be hot chocolate waiting for you the instant you cross the finish line. After the race, make sure to head to Cooper Irish Pub or any of the Cara Irish Pubs to redeem your coupon for a free Finnigan's beer!

This is a cold weather race and will be held in all kinds of wintry weather. Participants should come ready to run in the elements. Off-site parking is available with a shuttle service bringing participants to and from the race.  

Course Information

The Polar Dash 5K, 10K and Half Marathon will be a fun, yet frosty adventure held on New Year's Day. Runners will be in the mood to kick their new year off right with a good, old fashioned winter race! The course will take runners alongside the Mississippi River. It may be frozen, but it will still provide great views. So bundle up and hit the course, you may not set a personal best, but you will have a good time.


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