Minneapolis/St. Paul – July 18, 2016 – Four Team USA Minnesota runners – Meghan Peyton, Jon Peterson, Biya Simbassa and Rob Molke – will participate in the Twin Cities Orthopedics Torchlight 5k that will be held in downtown Minneapolis on July 20.
The annual Torchlight 5k precedes the city’s Aquatennial Parade and follows the same route. The run starts at 7:30 p.m. near Loring Park, goes over the Stone Arch Bridge at the Mississippi River, and finishes in the St. Anthony Main park.
Peyton is a two-time qualifier for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials (2012 and 2016) and was the 2013 USA 20k Champion. Peterson is a multi-distance specialist who runs the mile up through the half marathon and will make his marathon debut this fall.