SAM 0347Race Information

The SLEEPLESS 5k running series will be returning to St. Paul with the Jumpin' Jack Frost 5k. This annual SLEEPLESS series race will be a wintery blast of lights and sound which will provide an out of this world experience that will leave you on sensory overload!

See Harriett Island glisten in the moonlight on this winter night as the Mississippi River sparkles in the background. Come prepared for the beauty of Minnesota winter with the glow of our amazing capital city as a backdrop. Your route will be lighted by multi-colored inflatables, music, Christmas lights, glow sticks and much more! Dress the part to glow through the course or throw on your best Christmas party accessories!

Once you finish stick around and enjoy some warm beverages and great company at out Post-Race PARTY!

Participant shirts are by BornFit.  Unisex sizing.

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Parking available at the lots surrounding Harriet Island Pavilion.

SAM 0342Course Information

The 5k will start just outside of the Harriet Island pavilion.  Following the roadway (Water Street) system, runners will run up the hill from the pavilion towards Water Street.  Runners will stay on the the road as they approach Plato and will continue on Water Street all the way to the turnaround.  As you approach the turnaround you will go clockwise around the cones and waterstop there and continue back on Water Street.  There is a trailhead to the left, if trails are plowed you will utilize the trail system as you head back toward the finish...runners will hop onto the trail and follow the trail system back to the finish line which is on the backside of the Harriet Island Pavilion.  Miles will be marked and the course will be heavy with awesome volunteers!

Extreme Weather Conditions Notice

This is a winter run, therefore we could be faced with extreme weather conditions on race day. Please make certain you dress appropriately for the conditions. If there are extreme weather conditions the weekend of the race, Final Stretch organizers retain the right to shorten the route or cancel the event entirely. All entry fees are nonrefundable. Please check for up-to-date weather information and event changes.

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Final Stretch loves running! So we decided to put on a winter run. This will be the 3rd year we are returning to Harriet Island for this awesome winter run!

Race Awards

Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female runner in each age category: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.

All participants are also eligible for the many exciting door prizes. Award ceremonies will immediately follow the race inside the pavilion in the park.  You MUST be present to win!

Race Benefits

U of M Nordic Ski Team