Twin Cities in Motion

TC 1 Mile Derby

posted on Thu, Apr 25 2013 11:11 am by TCM Staff

Winning prizes on Nicollet Mall isn’t just for the professionals anymore!

Now, thanks to the TC 1 Mile Derby, citizen runners and spectators can be winners, too, with a derby ticket that will connect them to a runner in the women's or men's professional waves. If the runner listed on your derby ticket wins, you win too! There's more reason than ever to watch all the Medtronic TC 1 Mile action -- and cheer your professional racer to victory!


Game Instructions and Official Rules:

  • Pick up your derby ticket at either the TCM office on May 7th or 8th or on May 9th at the registration tent for the Medtronic TC 1 Mile. Your derby ticket will contain the name and bib number of a professional runner who will be running in one of the last 2 waves of the Medtronic TC 1 Mile.

  • 1 Ticket per person. First come, first serve. Open to U.S. residents 18 and older. No purchase necessary. 150 winners possible.

  • If you are running in the Medtronic TC 1 Mile and don’t want to hold your derby ticket while running, we recommend sticking it to the back of your race bib!

  • If you are not running or after you finish your race, head to an official “Cheers” Zone or grab a seat in the finish line bleachers to cheer on the runners!

  • After the finish of the professional waves, the official “Cheers” Zones will be notified of the winners of the men’s and women’s professional race. If you have a winning derby ticket, head to the FITSOK tent located at the finish to claim your FITSOK prize! Please have your winning ticket marked by a TCM member.

  • You will have until 8:30 p.m. on May 9, 2013, to collect your FITSOK prize.


Learn About the Athletes 

The Medtronic TC 1 Mile professional field includes defending champions Heather Kampf and Craig Miller, 2012 men's runner-up Aaron Braun, 2013 USA 1 Mile champion Garrett Heath, U.S. Olympic Trials finalist Phoebe Wright and Olympians Nick Willis, Boaz Lalang, Nicole Sifuentes and Gen LaCaze.  Follow us on Twitter @tcmarathon as we add runners to the professional fields in the next two weeks. Join the conversation -- and tell us whose derby ticket you hope to draw -- using #TC1Mile.

And, stay connected ALL DAY on race day with our "Tweetcast" of the event!  We'll be posting news and info about the Derby and the pros plus helpful information for participants and options for race-night fun. Keep your smartphone handy so you don't miss out on any of the action!


Official "Cheers" Zones:

Stay and watch the professional runners at the finish line or at one of our Official "Cheers" Zones! Click here to view these restaurants on Nicollet Mall. They'll be marked with blue and white balloons, and many will have special offers the night of the race!