Support for Professional Long Distance Running
TCM is proud to support the development of post-collegiate athletes at a local and national level through contributions to the following Athlete Development Partners.
Running USA (RUSA)
Running USA provides a grant each year to a training center. TCM is a member of RUSA and a strong advocate and financial contributor to the grant program.
USA Track & Field (USATF)
TCM support’s USATF’s Athlete Development Program (ADP), which identifies post-collegiate athletes and assists with their continued development by providing them with travel stipends, transportation and waived entry fees to select championships throughout the year.
Team USA Minnesota
Based in the Twin Cities, Team USA Minnesota’s Distance Training Center is a coordinated effort to improve post-collegiate American distance running and develop Olympians. Twin Cities In Motion is a proud Silver level sponsor of Team USA Minnesota.
Twin Cities In Motion is proud to support the Minnesota Elite Athlete Development Program. The program provides grants to assist qualified runners in reaching their full athletic potential. Find more information here.
Twin Cities In Motion has a long history of hosting professional athletes from around the world as well as prestigious USA National Championships. Our races provide a highly visible opportunity for competition and offer a generous prize purse.
A $25,000 prize purse and $10,000 event record bonuses were on the line at the 2015 Medtronic TC 1 Mile races, host of the USATF 1 Mile Road Championships.
At the 2015 USATF 10 Mile Championships, held in conjunction with the Medtronic TC 10 Mile, an $81,000 prize purse and a $10,000 "Equalizer Bonus" was awarded to a stellar field that included four U.S. Olympic Team members.
In 2013 and 2014, the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon played host to the USATF Men's and Women's Marathon Championships. The USATF Marathon Championship Prize Purse totals $145,000 each year.
Competitive professional wheeler races are part of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon each year. TCM awards price money to the first, second and third place wheelers, both male and female.
For 25 years (through 2015), the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon has been designated by USA Track & Field (USATF) as host of the USA Masters Marathon Championship for men and women. Any runner 40+ years old with a current USATF membership may enter this race.
The Medtronic TC 1 Mile and Medtronic TC 10 Mile are annual fixtures on the USATF Minnesota Team Circuit (both men and women), hosting individual and team competition for USATF member clubs statewide. Prize money is provided for team circuit competitors specifically for both of these events.