Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend: 5K

presented by Fredrikson & Byron


Date and Time

State Capitol grounds
St. Paul, MN

Race Amenities

Great Gear

Participants receive a custom, short-sleeve technical shirt and a special participant gift!

Exclusive Finisher Medal

Receive a beautifully-crafted event finisher medal. Check back for the 2018 design!

Race Photos

All participants receive FREE photos to celebrate your race day achievements.

Fun Course

Our popular course runs on charming Selby Avenue before returning to Summit Avenue.

Everyone's Welcome

Those looking to race competitively or thinking about their first race are in good company!

Family Activity Tent

Visit between 8 a.m. and noon for things to learn, do and see, all especially for kids!

Special Finish Line

Start and finish on the State Capitol grounds and cross the huge Marathon Weekend finish line!

Trusted Organization

Twin Cities In Motion is the region's premier running event organization.

Exclusive Finisher Medal

Exclusive Finisher Medal

Receive a collectible TC 5K finisher medal! The design of our Marathon Weekend medals are TOP SECRET until you reach the finish line!
Brooks Short Sleeve Technical Shirt

Short Sleeve Technical Shirt

A high-quality, technical shirt, designed with special 2018 TC 5K artwork. Available in men's, women's, and youth sizing. Check back for the color and design!
Race Details
Corporate Team Challenge

The Corporate Team Challenge offers workplaces of all types and sizes the opportunity to add team-building and excitement to the workplace while promoting health and fitness. To learn more about corporate team challenge, click here

Packet Pick Up

Packet pick up will be available on Friday at the Health & Fitness Expo at the Saint Paul RiverCentre, 175 West Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55102 and on race day on the State Capitol grounds near the start line.

Friday, October 5

Health & Fitness Expo

11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

RACE DAY, Saturday, October 6

Start Area

Starting at 7:30 a.m.

You will need your race number (emailed mid-September and available online) 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.

Parking Information

Visit the transportation page for complete traffic and parking information for Saturday Events.

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!

Click here to enter the hotel portal.


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.

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



Check out our FAQ's.

When should I register?

Online registration will be available until Tuesday, October 2 at 11:59 p.m. After October 2, in-person registration will be available at packet pick up and on race day.

February 2- April 4: Online Registration

Individual 5K Registration      


Kid's 5K (12 and under)


April 5- August 8: Online Registration

Individual 5K Registration      


Kid's 5K (12 and under)


August 9 - September 30: Online Registration*

Individual 5K Registration      


Kid's 5K (12 and under)


Race Week Registration: Starting October 1

Individual 5K Registration      


Kid's 5K (12 and under)


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 for the TC 5K is online. Click here to access the search function. Enter your first and/or last name and click Apply to search. Click on your name to view your registration confirmation.

Can I switch from the 5K to a different distance or transfer my entry to someone else?

Registrations may be transferred to the TC 10K or transferred to another person through the automated TCM transfer process. Registrations may only be transferred within the designated transfer period for each event. The TC 5K transfer deadline is September 21. Additional fees and restrictions may apply including ineligibility of some registrations completed using an invitation code. Assigned race numbers are never transferable. View step-by-step instructions to begin a transfer.

Email 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 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. 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 number 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?

Yes. If you are unable to pick up your packet before the event, packet pick up will also be available near the start line beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Can I run with a stroller?

Strollers are permitted in the TC 5K. Strollers are not permitted in the TC 10K. For security and safety purposes, all persons with a stroller or baby jogger in the TC 5K must be able to maintain a 25-minute-per-mile pace and agree to the guidelines listed in registration for participation with a stroller.

Do I need to run the entire time?

No. You may walk or run at a comfortable pace. The finish line will remain open until 11 a.m. After 11 a.m., the course and finish line are closed. The City of Minneapolis permits issued to TCM do not allow the roads to remain closed to traffic beyond this limit. No race services including medical, aid stations, or traffic control are available beyond this pace.