Race Information

The SLEEPLESS 5k running series will be kicking off 2014 by taking over Lake Phalen Park May 2nd 2014. This SLEEPLESS race will be a blast of lights and sound which will provide an out of this world experience that will leave you on sensory overload!

See Lake Phalen glisten in the moonlight on this spring night as your route will be lighted by multi-colored inflatables, music, lights, glow sticks and much more! Dress the part to glow through the course and show us your unique combination of glow sticks from your Glow Stick Party Pack each runner will recieve! Grab some friends and join us this Friday night to kick your spring into high gear with this one of a kind St. Paul Party.

Once you finish stick around and enjoy some beverages, snack and great company at our Post-Race PARTY complete with lights and music from our live SLEPPLESS DJ!

Only 1000 spots will be availalbe for this race so register today as we have sold out this location 3 times in a row!

Participant shirts are by BornFit.  Unisex sizing.


Parking available at the lots surrounding Lake Phalen park at a first come first serve basis.

Course Information

The 5k will start at the Lake Phalen Park pavilion then leading the runners around the awesome paved paths that circles the lake. Miles will be marked and the course will be heavy with awesome volunteers and lights!

Extreme Weather Conditions Notice

Please 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 www.finalstretch.com for up-to-date weather information and event changes.


Final Stretch loves running! So we decided to put on a night run. This will be the 2nd time this fabulous night run has been in St. Paul!

Friday, May 2, 2013

6:00pm  Race Day Registration & Packet Pick up opens

7:30pm  Race Day Registration & Packet Pick up closes

7:40pm  Race Director meeting at start line

7:45pm  Race starts for 5K (race starts at sundown)

9:00pm  Anticipated Last runner arrives at finish

10:00pm  Post race music concludes

10:30pm Post race festivities concludes

See you at the next race!


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Registration Deadlines:

Online Registration Closes Friday, May 2nd at 6:00pm

Mail In Registration must be post marked by: Monday, April 28th


Late Registration:

If you would still like to register after these dates please go to:

Lake Phalen Regional Park - 1692 Phalen Dr. St. Paul, MN 55106

On: Friday, May 2, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Pre Race:

Race Packet pick-up is requested to be done prior to race day. Please check the PACKET PICK-UP button for location and time. If this is absolutely not possible, we do allow packet pickup at the race during the registration time. We request early packet pick-up to ensure everything on your registration is correct and up to date. Race day does not allow us to ensure all this information is corrected in a timely fashion.

You must know the course, don’t rely on volunteers or police to tell you where to go, unless there is an emergency.

Be prepared for any type of weather. The event will take place rain or shine.

Race Day:

We accept check or cash only. Please check the main race page for start time and location. Race numbers are to be worn on the FRONT of your shirt, pins will be provided.

All athletes must obey instructions from police officers, course marshals, and other emergency personal. This is an open course on public roads, police patrols will be at major intersections to direct traffic and cones will be used to separate traffic from athletes, but you ARE NOT TO ASSUME you have the right of way.

No individual support vehicles or assistance by anyone is allowed. No dogs allowed on the course. Pacesetters are not allowed. Heart-rate monitors, GPS’s, and other informational technology is allowed.

First-aid is located at the finish line. If you need transportation to the finish line for a medical or equipment Disqualification, notify any course marshal or waterstop person and they will contact a race director. Any medical emergency should be directed to “911”.  Any race volunteer can assist in making this contact.

Water or other hydration drinks will be provided no more than 5K apart. Most water stations are less than 2 miles apart.

You must know the start time for the race and ensure that you arrive in time. All race participants are expected to be at the start line 10 – 15 minutes prerace for any last minute updates and directions. Races will begin with READY – SET – and a SIREN will sound noting the start of the event.

The finish line is located directly under the finish line banner. Each mile is marked with a marker. All turns off the existing roadway are noted by at least one of the following: course marshal, Turn arrow on a traffic cone, road surface paint, or law enforcement.

Medical personnel have ultimate and final authority to remove a participant from the race, if, in their judgment, the participant is physically incapable of continuing the race without sustaining physical damage or loss of life.

Participants are allowed to wear headphones or any sound producing device during the race as long as the sound is off for the start, for law enforcement, course marshals, and finish line.