Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend: Marathon

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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.

Bucket List Course
Over 300,000 spectators, course support at every other mile, and 15 entertainment zones!

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!

Weekend Challenge

Looking for more? Run 35.5 miles in two days with the TC Ultra Loony Challenge!

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

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!

Exclusive Finisher Medal

Exclusive Finisher Medal

Receive a collectible 2018 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon finisher medal! The design of our Marathon Weekend medals are TOP SECRET until you reach the finish line!
Brooks Podium Long-Sleeve Technical Shirt - Top Secret

Brooks® Long-Sleeve Technical Finisher Shirt

In an effort to keep life full of surprises, we've decided to keep your exclusive 2018 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon finisher shirt a secret until you cross the finish line on race day!
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

Create a Team!

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, October 5

Health & Fitness Expo

11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Saturday, October 6 

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 enter the hotel portal.

Competitive Athletes

Twin Cities In Motion is proud to host top U.S. and international athletes at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon this October. For prize money details, qualification standards, and more, please view the Competitive Athletes information sheet. (coming soon)

The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon is host of the 2018 RRCA Central Region Marathon Championship.

The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon is the twelfth race in the 2018 MDRA Grand Prix.

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 or check out


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Check out our FAQ's.

When should I register?

Bold Moves Start Here! Registration for the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon is open online.


December 12 - January 18: Online Registration

Individual Registration


Community Partners Fundraiser Registration


January 19 - April 18: Online Registration

Individual Registration


Community Partners Fundraiser Registration


April 19 - June 19: Online Registration

Individual Registration


Community Partners Fundraiser Registration


June 20 - September 21: Online Registration

Individual Registration


Community Partners Fundraiser Registration


September 22 - October 6: Online and Expo In-Person Registration

Individual Registration


Community Partners Fundraiser Registration


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 fees.

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 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon is available 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 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 September 12, 2018. 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 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.

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.