At TCM we understand that the sooner we can instill healthy lifestyles in our kids, the better health they will have later in life. A major contributor to a healthy lifestyle is getting regular exercise.
Youth Fitness & Wellness Programming
Medtronic TC Kids Marathon
Twin Cities In Motion and Medtronic have teamed up to create Medtronic TC Kids Marathon, a community-wide effort that inspires healthy lifestyles, especially among children.
Medtronic TC Kids Marathon provides a fun and effective way for teachers and parents to encourage kids to exercise. We offer free online 12-week, 8-week and 4-week training programs, recommended for kids in grades K-8. Programs are geared to varied levels of fitness and can be customized for either the classroom environment or for running at home. For more formation visit Medtronic TC Kids Marathon.
Wise Kids In Motion
Wise Kids In Motion is a partnership between Twin Cities In Motion and the Säjai® Foundation that teaches children about eating right and making smart nutritional decisions while providing a structured running program to promote long-term healthy habits. This 9-week program is offered free of charge to any school or youth group or youth-centered organization in the metro Twin Cities area and is geared for K-6th grade children. Teachers include Team USA Minnesota Pro Athletes. Contact Sandy at 651-289-7709 for more information.
Our online training and after school programs are designed to culminate with an organized running event. TCM hosts three family-friendly running events each year in February, March and October.
In order to keep teens participating in healthy activities without worrying about financing their equipment needs, the High School Running Shoe Program provides running shoes to athletes in need, who are participating on high school cross-country or track teams.
TCM will donate $5,000 in shoes to kids in need from the 7-county metro area. Certificates will be redeemable at Run N’ Fun (St. Paul), Marathon Sports (Minneapolis), Right FIT Running (Mounds View), TC Running (Eden Prairie and Maple Grove) and Gear Running Store (Edina) with an approximate value of $50. These certificates will be provided to High School Track and Cross Country Coaches to pass along to their athletes confidentially, and will be distributed at the coach’s discretion. Click on one of the logos below for directions to their stores.
Want free shoes for your school's running program? Coaches, download this application and submit it to TCM by February 2. Later submissions will be dealt with on a case by case basis.
College Scholarship Program
The Twin Cities In Motion College Scholarship program awards a one-time $5,000 scholarship to one female and one male high school senior who participate in cross-country or track. Applicants must reside within the 11-county metro area: Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Washington, and Wright counties.For more information, click here.