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NEW: TC Half Marathon For More

Half the Distance, More Community Impact.

 Spots were limited to the first 200 registrants. If you are a participant and have questions about your donation or fundraising process, learn more here

The TC Half Marathon for More is SOLD OUT!

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Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend now features a half marathon!  

At TCM, we know the power of movement for individuals, and for community. It connects, heals, and energizes us. In order to share this power with others, we're piloting a charity-driven experience this year in hopes that we can drive our mission forward and deepen our impact on the community. 

The inaugural TC Half Marathon For More will let 200 runners run the final 13.1 miles of the marathon course while they support others to feel the power of motion. All funds raised through the TC Half Marathon for More will support TC Kids Run Free and Twin Cities In Motion’s other mission initiatives.

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2024 Details


Sunday, October 6, 2024.

Approximately 9:30:00 AM CDT.


Nokomis Beach to the State Capitol Grounds.

Support your run community, future generations, and a strong marathon weekend tradition by making it a Marathon Weekend for More!

Half the Distance, More Community Impact  

Be among the first to run the TC Half Marathon for More on the most popular running day in Minnesota! Experience the crowds, the beautiful course, and the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend energy, all while making an impact.

Inaugural Half Marathon Race on Marathon Weekend 

With dedicated busing to the start line, gear transport to the finish, and more, we'll make sure you're supported every step of the way with special perks for this distance. 

VIP Experience

Train for race-day with complimentary access to ASICS Runkeeper Go! Monitor your pace and distance, and get while providing motivational updates from your supporters.

Train with ASICS Runkeeper Go™

All Half Marathon for More participants will receive a unique participant shirt and finisher medal to mark the inaugural race!

Exclusive Swag

Reasons to Run with Us

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"The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend has a long-standing tradition of raising money for fellow charities. To grow this impact, we needed to find how we could help move for even more. The inaugural TC Half Marathon For More will serve as a test to see if we can create and grow a significant new opportunity. If successful in its first year supporting TCM’s nonprofit mission, we will be able to invite other charities to fundraise through the most popular distance in running."

 - Dean Orton, TCM President

2024 Half Marathon Swag

ASICS® Long Sleeve Technical Shirt

What you'll be supporting...

Youth aged 18 and under run Twin Cities In Motion events free of charge. Over 11,000 kids have participated since this program's inception.

TC Kids Run Free

TCM is committed to making the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend a memorable and meaningful participant and community experience for years to come.

A Strong Marathon Weekend Tradition

Our best-in-class events and inclusive programs are where we gather to learn, motivate, and strengthen our connection through movement. 

A Vibrant Running Community

 We believe that experience-level, access, ability, or financial status shouldn’t be barriers to a movement journey. We support all movers because we believe that motion leads to more. 

Healthy Activities for All

In 2023, TCM moved into the Motion Center with the goal of expanding our programming and connecting with runners and walkers of all experience levels in the community.

Twin Cities Motion Center


General FAQs

When did registration take place? 

  • TCM Members began registering on Tuesday, March 12th. The general public began registering on Tuesday, April 2nd. There are only 200 spots in the event, and as of July, 2024, this event is sold out. 

If I can no longer run, can I transfer my entry or defer to next year? 

  • Person-to-person transfers are not permitted for the TC Half Marathon for More. Runners wishing to switch race distances must do so by Monday, August 19, at 11:59 p.m. CDT. Fees are involved. Please email [email protected] to transfer distances. Donation participants will not receive a refund of their $365 donation and fundraising participants will still be required to fundraise their $365 minimum. Refunds on entry fees are not permitted after our 48 hour cancellation request policy. TCM does not have a deferral program at this time.

Can Kids Run Free in the TC Half Marathon For More?

  • Unfortunately, as this is a fundraising event, the Kids Run Free program does not apply to the TC Half Marathon for More. Anyone 18 years old or younger can still register but will be required to pay the entry fee as well as donate or fundraise $365. Lucky enough, the funds raised will benefit them in other TCM events they participate in!

Race Details

  • Packet pick up will be available at the Health & Fitness Expo at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. The Expo is located on the lower level of the Saint Paul RiverCentre at 175 West Kellogg Blvd St. Paul, MN 55102.  

    Friday, October 4    

    • Health & Fitness Expo     

    • 11 AM - 7 PM  

    Saturday, October 5 

    • Health & Fitness Expo     

    • 10 AM - 6 PM

    There is no packet pick up on race day. No exceptions.     

    You will need your race number (emailed the week of September 30) and a photo ID to pick up your packet at the Health & Fitness Expo. The Help Desk located in the packet pickup area is staffed by individuals available to help you with registration-related issues. There are also two “Race Number Look Up” tables located near the packet pick up entrance.    ​

  • Participants may place their gear and other items in the clear, plastic race bag provided at packet pick up. Gear check can only be dropped off at the Half Marathon start line in the clear, plastic bag given at packet pick up. Items in other bags will not be accepted.  


    NOTE: Gear check drop-off will be available ONLY on race day at the event site.  

  • TC Half Marathon for more start line will be located near Lake Nokomis Beach parking lot (4955 W Lake Nokomis Pkwy). Start line amenities include a heated tent, gear check (with transport to the finish line), pre-race water and food, portable toilets, annoucements and other ammenities.

  • TC Half Marathon for more has a course limit of three hours from the time the start line closes. Finishing the half marathon by 2:20 PM generally means maintaining an average pace of 13:44 per mile. After this time no course services including medical, fluid stations or traffic control are available and participants who fall behind this pace. At this time participants will be asked to move to the sidewalk or board the sweep bus which follows the course at the cut-off pace.


    On Course Support


    The TC Half Marathon for more will have 8 fluid stations located along the course providing water, Nuun Endurance (Lemon-Lime flavor), portable toilets, medical aid and SAG runner transport (non-emergency transportation to the finish line) and Anderson's Maple Syrup Pure Fuel provided at Mile 4. Click here to view the all course support information, including water, toilets, and hydration!

  • Check back later this summer for information on getting to the Half Marathon start line.

    All registered athletes for Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend will have access to ride the Blue Line Light Rail and Green Line Light Rail at no charge on Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6. To redeem, riders will show their race bib for admission onto the light rail.

  • All TC Half Marathon for More participants will receive a complimentary VIP Experience wristband as part of their entry.

Have more questions?

Contact our Senior Partnerships and Charities Coordinator, Olivia Gadberry, at [email protected].

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