Minneapolis Dash & Splash

Saturday, March 2

Race begins at 8:05 AM (subject to change)
Plunge follows immediately afterwards

See Frozen 5K results


pre-plunge check in

Fri Mar 1  |  4-7 PM
Lake Nokomis Park

4955 W Lake Nokomis Park
Minneapolis, MN 55417
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day-of plunge check in

Sat March 2  |  Begins at 7 AM
Lake Nokomis Park

4955 W Lake Nokomis Park
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Google Maps


The Dash & Splash is an officially timed 5K race around Lake Nokomis followed by a dip in chilly Lake Nokomis! All participants receive a medal and a race t-shirt as well as Plunge incentive items. For this event, you must raise at least $115 total.

View 5K route (PDF)

View 2023 results


The Frozen 5K is a dog-friendly event! Participants are welcome to run or walk with their furry friends.

As a bonus, the first 100 canine finishers will receive a Finley’s gift bag! Contents include Finley’s treats, NutriSource dog food, a dog toy and bandana. Participate and pamper your pup—what better way to spend a March morning?


Note: Lake Nokomis Parkway will be closed entirely around the lake from 7:45-9 AM on Saturday, March 2, for the Frozen 5K. Please plan accordingly.

Parking near the Plunge site is extremely limited, so we highly recommend taking advantage of our Minneapolis Plunge shuttle!
– Shuttle stops are located around Lake Nokomis and at the Mall of America.
– Shuttles are FREE and run approximately every 15 minutes.

Download Nokomis shuttle map (PDF)
Download Mall of America shuttle map (PDF)

Shuttle hours
Friday, March 1: 2:30-8 PM
Saturday, March 2: 9 AM-4 PM

Frozen 5K shuttles
There will be 1 shuttle departing the Mall of America at 7 AM on Saturday, March 2, for Frozen 5K participants. There will also be buses looping around Lake Nokomis from 7-7:45 AM on Saturday, March 2, for Frozen 5K participants who park around the lake.

Ride share zone
There is a designated ride share zone for those who wish to utilize Lyft, Uber or other ride sharing apps. It will be located in the “boat launch area” just south of Lake Nokomis Park. The space cannot accommodate waiting cars, so please set accurate pick-up times and be ready to go when your ride arrives.

Download Minneapolis Plunge site map (PDF)

Map of Minneapolis Plunge site



Special Thanks

Anoka County Sheriff’s Office
Anoka Police Department
Brooklyn Center Police Department
Chippewa Spring Water
Crystal Police Department CSO
Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office & Water Patrol
JP Premier Excavating
Lano Equipment

Maple Grove Police Reserves
Metro Transit Police Department
Minneapolis Emergency Communications Center
Minneapolis Park Police Department
Minneapolis Police Department CSO
Minneapolis Police Reserves
Minnesota State Patrol
Niccum Docks

Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis
Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office Police Reserves
Republic Services
Robbinsdale Police Reserves
University of Minnesota Police Department
Unlimited Outdoor Services Inc.
Warning Lites of Minnesota