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Half & Half Challenge

Pair the Get in Gear Medtronic Half Marathon on Saturday, April 27, with the Eau Claire Half Marathon on Sunday, April 28, and compete the inaugural Half & Half Challenge.

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2024 Details


Saturday, April 27, 2024

9:00 AM CDT

Minneapolis, MN


Sunday, April 28, 2024

8:30 AM CDT

Eau Claire, WI

How to Register

Step 1: Sign Up for the Get in Gear Medtronic Half Marathon

Register for Get in Gear here

Step 2: Sign up for the Eau Claire Half Marathon

Register for Eau Claire here

Step 3: Show up!

Once you've registered for both races, we'll take care of the rest and make sure you are listed as a challenge participant!


2024 Details

Race Details

  • Get in Gear Medtronic Half Marathon


    Tier 1 and Tier 2 will close as blocks are filled. Price tier increases for tiers 3-7 are date-based. All registration tiers, including virtual, are subject to availability. Register early to guarantee your spot and shirt size! Virtual registration is $39. There are no price increases in the virtual event.   


    First 50

    • 1st - 50th registrant: $75

    Next 50

    • ​51st - 100th registrant: $79   

    Tier 3

    • 100th registrant - Thursday, February 8th: $89   

    Tier 4

    • Friday, February 9th - Thursday, March 28th: $99  

    Tier 5

    • Friday, March 29th - Thursday, April 18th: $104 

    Tier 6

    • Friday, April 19th - Wednesday, April 24th: $109

    Tier 7

    • Thursday, April 25th - Saturday, April 27th: $110

    Refunds are available within 48 hours of registration. This policy is valid until 5 days before the event. To request a refund, email [email protected] within 48 hours of when you submitted your registration. If accepted, you will be refunded your race entry fee; online transaction fees are non-refundable. TCM does not have a deferral program at this time. 

    Transfers: You may transfer your Get in Gear race entry prior to 11:59 PM on Sunday, April 21, 2024 to another person or may switch to any distance that is not sold out. After Sunday, April 21, your registration is non-transferable. Transfers are conducted through your Race Roster account (helpful instructions here). Participant shirt sizing is subject to availability at the time of the switch. There is no switching into races that are sold out, and TCM does not maintain a waiting list. 

    Eau Claire Half Marathon

    • May 3 - May 9, 2023: $55.00

    • May 10 - December 31, 2023: $75.00

    • January 1 - January 31, 2024: $80

    • February 1 - February 29, 2024: $95

    • March 1 - March 31, 2024: $110

    • April 1 - April 21, 2024: $125

    Race changes and transfer fees: Races changes and transfers will be available until April 10, 2024. Race changes (upgrades and downgrades) will be charged $10, plus the price difference for upgrades. Transfers will be charged $15 for same-distance transfers (marathon to marathon, half marathon to half marathon, or 5k to 5k.)

  • Get in Gear Medtronic Half Marathon

    Check back later this winter for times and locations for Get in Gear packet pick up!

    Eau Claire Half Marathon



    • Phoenix Park

    • 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire, WI 54703

    Pick-Up Hours:

    • Saturday, April 27: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

    • Sunday April 28: 6:00 AM – 8:30 AM 

  • Get in Gear Medtronic Half Marathon


    Gear Check Drop-off details coming with course announcement in January.

    Please take note of the following details related to this free, race-day service:   

    • Personal bags will not be accepted   

    • Clear, plastic bags will be available on race day  

    • Do NOT leave bags unattended on race day at any time   

    • Affix the gear check tag from race bib to the plastic bag using the tie provided at the gear check drop zone   

    • Tie bags securely shut before dropping at the gear check drop zone   

    • Do not check valuables, Twin Cities In Motion is not responsible for lost or stolen items   

    • Gear check opens at 7:30 a.m.   

    • Gear check closes at 11:45 a.m.   

    • We discourage runners and spectators from carrying non-transparent bags at the event at any time 

  • Get in Gear Medtronic Half Marathon

    There is plentiful neighborhood street parking is available near Minnehaha Falls (the Finish Area). Full parking and transportation details coming soon!

    Eau Claire Half Marathon 

    For Race Weekend Parking information, click here

  • Minneapolis/St. Paul and Eau Claire are less than 90 minutes apart on Highway 94. We suggest flying in and out of the MSP Airport.

  • Get in Gear Medtronic Half Marathon

    New this year, Run Minnesota is providing the official in-person training program for the Get in Gear 10K and Medtronic Half Marathon.


    You can register for the training program as an add-on to your registration or learn more about the training program and register directly with Run Minnesota here. The training program registration fee is $275, and $220 for Run Minnesota and TCM members ($55 savings!). 

    Hosted in the Twin Cities and led by certified coaches, Run Minnesota group training includes Tuesday and Saturday supported group runs, a training plan with multiple mileage options designed to meet the needs of everyone from beginners to more experienced runners, twice weekly workout emails from your coach and a training shirt. And -- recently added! --Tuesday workouts will be held primarily indoors at the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse through March 5, to better support trainees through tough winter conditions.

  • Get in Gear Medtronic Half Marathon

    Participants in the virtual Half Marathon will be able to submit results  April 1 – December 31, 2024.  Check back later for the submission link. 

    Gear will be mailed to the shipping address provided at the time of registration by Friday, May 10, 2024. Any changes to your address must be sent to [email protected] prior to  Friday, March 29, 2024. Additional charges or delays in shipping may apply for incorrect addresses. 

  • Get in Gear Medtronic Half Marathon

    The Get in Gear Medtronic Half Marathon will have Race Pacers, presented by Medtronic. Charge your run with the right beat and shoot for your goal! 

    Finish Time - 1:30 ; Pace Per Mile - 6:52   

    Finish Time - 1:35; Pace Per Mile - 7:15 

    Finish Time - 1:40; Pace Per Mile - 7:38   

    Finish Time - 1:45; Pace Per Mile - 8:01   

    Finish Time - 1:50; Pace Per Mile - 8:23   

    Finish Time - 1:55; Pace Per Mile - 8:46   

    Finish Time - 2:00; Pace Per Mile - 9:09   

    Finish Time - 2:05; Pace Per Mile - 9:32   

    Finish Time - 2:10; Pace Per Mile - 9:55   

    Finish Time - 2:15; Pace Per Mile - 10:18   

    Finish Time - 2:20; Pace Per Mile - 10:41   

    Finish Time - 2:25; Pace Per Mile - 11:04   

    Finish Time - 2:30; Pace Per Mile - 11:27   

    Finish Time - 2:35; Pace Per Mile - 11:49   

    Finish Time - 2:45; Pace Per Mile - 12:35   

    Finish Time - 3:00; Pace Per Mile - 13:44   

  • Get in Gear Medtronic Half Marathon

    Friends and family are welcome to come to the race, bring a motivational sign, and watch and cheer on participants! As always, please be respectful of private property and do not enter the race course. Pedestrians are permitted to cross the course at intersections where race officials are present to direct foot traffic.  Download theTwin Cities In Motion App, presented by Medtronic,  to track runners! 

    Eau Claire Half Marathon

    Click here to see the highlights along the Eau Claire Half Marathon course. 

  • Get in Gear Medtronic Half Marathon

    Age group awards will be available after participants finish for categories of men, women and non-binary athletes placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their age group. 


    Age groups include 8 & under, 9-13, 14-18, 19-24, and continue in five-year increments until the 80+ age group. Athletes registered under “prefer not to disclose” for gender are not eligible for age group awards.


    Times awards will be available for pick-up and information on a prize purse for top overall Men's, Women's, and Non-Binary finishers will be available soon.

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2024 Course Map

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