Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend: Marathon

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon

Date and Time

Minneapolis to St. Paul, MN

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Participants Receive

Great Gear
Participants receive a custom, Brooks® long-sleeve technical shirt, valued at $36.

Free Photos
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Exclusive Finisher Medal
Receive a beautifully-designed event finisher medal, not revealed until the finish line.

Post-Race Party
Enjoy free post-race food and Summit beer (w/valid ID) at our 27th mile celebration!

Athlete Tracking
Friends and family can track up to 20 participants with our free app on Google Play and iTunes.

Pace Teams
Meet your race day goal by following a Clif pace leader who runs an even pace and offers encouragement!

First-Timer Friendly
Join our private first-timer Facebook group and receive exclusive emails with tips on Twin Cities!

Trusted organization
TCM consistently receives high ratings for superior race day organization and value.

Exclusive Finisher Medal

Exclusive Finisher Medal

Receive a collectible 2017 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon finisher medal! The design of our Marathon Weekend medals are TOP SECRET until you reach the finish line!
Race Details
Corporate Team Challenge

The Corporate Team Challenge, presented by Orthology, offers workplaces of all types and sizes the opportunity to add team-building and excitement to the workplace while promoting health and fitness.

Download Captain's Packet: 2017 Captain's Packet

Create a Team: Click here!

Packet Pick Up

Packet pick up will be available at the Health & Fitness Expo at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. 
There is no packet pick up on race day. No exceptions.

Friday, September 29

Health & Fitness Expo

11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Saturday, September 30

Health & Fitness Expo

10 a.m. - 8 p.m. sharp

The expo is located on the lower level of the Saint Paul RiverCentre at 175 West Kellogg Blvd St. Paul, MN 55102.

You will need your race number (emailed mid-September) and a photo ID to pick up your packet at the Health & Fitness Expo. The Help Desk located in the packet pick up 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.

Hotel Information

Book and manage your Marathon Weekend stay with TCM’s partner hotels in Saint Paul, Minneapolis or Bloomington at the best rates on the Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau hotel portal. Click here to see availability and reserve your room today! More hotels will be added to this online portal in the coming weeks.

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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.

View the Marathon Weekend Spectator's Guide!

Download the Marathon Weekend App free on Google Play and iTunes for participant tracking and more!

Marathon Training

Maximize the journey of your marathon experience by training with the best! Life Time Run, the official marathon training program for the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, has designed a training program that is educational, entertaining, and challenging, while motivating beginning and veteran marathoners alike. Official training begins in June, with pre-season team runs beginning in May. For more information, contact [email protected] or check out


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For results from 1982-2000 and results books, please contact us for assistance.



Check out our FAQ's.

When should I register?

Online registration will be available until field fills or Friday, September 22. If the race isn't sold out, in person registration will be available at the Health & Fitness Expo.

February 2 - February 6: Pre-Season SALE - Online Registration


February 7 - April 19: Online Registration


April 20 - June 19: Online Registration*


June 20 - September 15: Online Registration*


September 16 - September 26: Online Registration*


September 29, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
September 30, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
In-Person Registration at Packet Pick Up*


*Registration will close when field limit is reached. There is no waiting list.


Registration Notes:

In order for each person to receive registration confirmation, one must provide a unique email address for each unique registration. For example: John and Jane Smith using "smithfamily" for their registrations will only receive one person's confirmation, and one detailed race email.

Prices listed do not include processing fee.

We’re dedicated to providing safe, fun and high-quality events for athletes of all ages and abilities to promote health and fitness. Thank you for your support!

How can I see if I'm registered?

Registration confirmation is available online. Click here to access the search function.

Can I switch from the marathon to the 10 mile or transfer my entry to someone else?

Registrations may NOT be transferred to another distance, but race registrations for select TCM events may be transferred to another person through the automated TCM transfer process. Registrations may only be transferred within the designated transfer period for each event and within the same event and distance as the original registration. The marathon transfer deadline is Wednesday, August 23. Additional fees and restrictions may apply including ineligibility of some registrations completed using an invitation code. Once race numbers are assigned, they are never transferable. View step-by-step instructions to begin a transfer. Email [email protected] with questions.

Can I receive a refund or defer my entry to next year?

Refunds are available within 48 hours of registration only. To request a refund, email [email protected] or call 651-289-7701 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. Deferrals are not permitted.

Can I pick up my friend's packet?

Yes. Picking up others' packets is limited to FOUR at a time. Corporate Team captains may contact us to inquire about team pick-up options. Your representative will need a completed Packet Pick Up Authorization Form and his or her photo ID in order to pick up your packet. It is helpful if your representative also has the runner’s race information handy, but it is not required. Note: only the representative's photo ID is required, not the participant.

Can I pick up my packet on race day?

No. Packet Pick Up ends on Saturday night at 8 p.m. SHARP. There is absolutely no packet pick up on race day. No exceptions.

Do I have to run the entire time?

No, you may run and walk throughout the event, however, participants must be able to finish in a 13:44-minute-per-mile pace to cross the finish line within the 6-hour course limit. Runners unable to maintain a 13:44-minute-per-mile pace may be asked to move to the sidewalk and must obey traffic signals as the course is re-opened to traffic. The finish line remains open until 2 p.m. assuming an 8 a.m. start.