Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend: 5K

TC 5K, Presented by Fredrikson & Byron

Find your stride. Lose your fear.

Date and Time
Location

State Capitol grounds
St. Paul, MN

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Race Amenities
All in for an all-out effort.

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

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

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!

Corporate Fitness

Get together with colleagues to participate as a workplace! Send this link to your team captain nominee.

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 shirt, designed with special 2019 Family Events artwork. Available in men's, women's, and youth sizing.
Race Details
Course Map

The 2019 TC 5K course map is below for your reference. 

2019 TC 5K Course Map

Finish Area Map

 

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 4

Health & Fitness Expo

11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

RACE DAY, Saturday, October 56

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

Public Transportation

The Metro Transit Light Rail is an excellent options for race day transportation to the start/finish area (at Capitol/Rice St.). The light rail is free to participants. Show your race bib to board.

Driving/Parking/Shuttles

Limited parking is available on the streets and in various lots and ramps around the Capitol grounds in Saint Paul. Be aware that normal parking rules and fees apply and take note of any hooded meters (no parking). Please allow for extra time on race morning as some of the streets around the Capitol may be blocked. SEARS (just west of the Capitol) is offering limited Event Parking near the finish line on a first come first serve basis for $20. We ask that you please be respectful of private property.

The State Capitol grounds are located approximately one mile from the Saint Paul RiverCentre and downtown Saint Paul. City bus routes to the Capitol may be boarded on Wabasha or Minnesota Streets. Return service to downtown will be on Cedar or Rice Streets. This service is within the Downtown Fare Zone and costs .50 cents.

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.

Click here to enter the hotel portal.

Spectators

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.

Spectator Guide will be posted in mid-September.

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

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Questions?

When should I register?

General registration for TC 5K begins Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 10 a.m. Registration closes when field limit is reached or at 6 p.m. on September TBD, 2019, whichever comes first.

Event prices increase when blocks of entries are filled, not by a date on the calendar. Register early; we expect demand for the early block prices to be strong and blocks can fill without notice.

A great way to make sure you never miss the best price on an event is to enroll in our free Rewards In Motion program. Rewards In Motion members will ALWAYS receive access to the lowest price block prior to public registration opening.

How can I see if I'm registered?

Use the online registration confirmation tool to verify entry to the 2019 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend.

Can I run with a stroller?

Strollers are permitted in all road races on Saturday (5K, mile, and half mile). For security and safety purposes, all persons on course MUST be registered, including those in strollers. If a child is not already registered to participate in a family event, they must register and wear a race bib to be on the course.

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

You may switch your registration to another distance within Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend. However, transferring into the Medtronic TC 10 Mile from another distance is not permitted.

Your registration may also be transferred to another person. 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 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend transfer deadline – to switch your race distance or to transfer registration to another person --  is September 20, 2019. Additional fees and restrictions may apply. Once race numbers are assigned, they are never transferable. 

NOTE: For the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and Medtronic TC 10 Mile, we cannot guarantee placement in the first corrals to newly transferred runners, since corral capacity is limited.

View step-by-step instructions to begin a transfer. Email registration@tcmevents.org with questions.

 

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

Refunds are available within 48 hours of registration. This policy is valid until 5 days before the event. To request a refund, email info@tcmevents.org 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. One runner may pick up another runner's packet. Your representative will need a completed Packet Pick Up Authorization Form and his or her photo ID in order to pick up your packet. Your representative will also have to have the runner’s race number handy. 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.

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. which allows for a 25-minutes-per-mile pace. 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.

Will there be transportation to the start line, and after I finish?

There is not specific transportation to both start and finish lines for the 5K, but we do have the following options to make it easier to reach the race. Jump on the light rail wherever is most convenient for you!

FREE RIDES ON METRO TRANSIT LIGHT RAIL

  • Free rides on Green Line and Blue Line
  • Participants only, must show race bib to board
  • Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6
  • Start Line Station: U.S. Bank Stadium Station
  • Finish Line Station: Robert St. Station, 10th St. Station, or Capitol/Rice St. Station
  • Visit metrotransit.org for the full Metro Transit schedule
Where can I park?

Various street parking is available in lots, ramps, and neighborhoods surrounding the State Capitol grounds. Be aware of road closures and adhere to 'No Parking' signs. Vehicles violating city regulations will be ticketed and vehicles on the course will be towed.

  • Union Depot offers discounted parking. Park in Lot C for $5 or Lot B for $10 between 6 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    • Board the Light Rail Green Line at the Union Depot Station
  • Parking lot, just west of the State Capitol grounds, offers limited event parking for $20, first-come, first-served.
    • Board the Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge participant bus

You can book parking in advance by visiting the Twin Cities Marathon SpotHero Parking Page.  If you are new to SpotHero, you can click here to download the SpotHero app.