celebrating 10 years

The Heart of the City Race 501(c)(3) is a non-profit race to help the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities and Kids Feeding Kids organization.  The 5K, 10K and 15K courses are certified and run on residential streets and through the beautiful Heart of the City in Burnsville, Minnesota.  The race is always the first Saturday after Labor Day. 



We will be having members of the Burnsville Fire and Police Departments joining us for the race.


On the 20th anniversary of one of the most tragic days in American history, we are left, once again, stunned, silent, and sad. 

On that fateful morning 20 years ago, there were 2,977 victims.  Among them, 343 New York City firefighters, 23 New York City police officers, and 37 New York/New Jersey Port Authority police officers who died as they tried to save people.

Today we remember the first responders who perished on September 11, 2001.  We honor all those who mobilized within minutes and took part in the largest rescue operation in the history of New York City. 


Most important, we salute all those first responders who serve the public every day, ready to meet any danger in order to protect human life, and who personify the true meaning of public safety.


We express our respect for you, and pledge our resolute commitment to all that you represent.



hotc RACE information

The 2021 HOTC race will host both a virtual race and in-person race. For more details on registration, price and times visit our event details page.