Participants receive a custom, Brooks® long-sleeve technical shirt and a special participant gift!
Bucket List Course
300,000+ spectators, course support at every other mile, and more than 15 entertainment acts!
Exclusive Finisher Medal
Receive a beautifully-designed event finisher medal, not revealed until the finish line.
Enjoy free post-race food and Summit beer (w/valid ID) at our 27th Mile celebration!
Run the race on a red carpet by signing up for VIP program, presented by Medtronic.
Join our private first-timer Facebook group and receive exclusive emails with tips on Twin Cities!
Meet your goal by following a TCM pace team leader who runs an even pace and offers encouragement!
Due to construction on Hennepin Avenue the marathon course will be minimally re-routed. The marathon start line will remain near US Bank Stadium and the course will re-join the 2018 course around mile 1.3. There will also be a slight course change near Lake Nokomis, but will be the same course from mile 13 to the finish line. The course has been sanctioned and certified under USATF. Water, Lemon-Lime Endurance Formula GATORADE® sports drink will be available at fluid stations throughout the course and Gu Energy Gels in both vanilla bean and tri-berry flavors will be at mile 17. See the 2019 Participant Guide in mid-September for more specific locations. Below is the 2019 marathon course for your reference.
Experienced pace leaders will run even splits and provide encouragement and advice along the way to help you cross the finish line within two minutes of your goal finishing times.
3:00 | 3:10 | 3:20 | 3:30 | 3:40 | 3:50| 3:55 | 4:00 | 4:05 | 4:10 | 4:20 | 4:35 | 4:50 | 5:00 | 5:15 | 5: 30
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 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 4
Health & Fitness Expo
11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 5
Health & Fitness Expo
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.*
*NEW THIS YEAR: On Saturday, October 5, the expo and packet pick up close at 7 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 the week of September 30th) 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.
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.
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You will find the information for your online reservation link below. If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask. You may reach a reservation specialist directly by dialing the below telephone number.
Please contact Renaissance Reservations at (612) 375-1700 or 866-211-4611 and ask for the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon 2019 Room Block to get the group rate of $169.00 for a Standard Guest Room. Please note there is a two-night minimum stay requirement.
Please contact Residence Inn Reservations at (866) 211-4612 or 612-340-1300 and ask for the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon 2019 Room Block to get the group rate of $169.00 for a Studio Suite or a One Bedroom Suite. Please note there is a two-night minimum stay requirement.
Rates valid Thursday, October 3-Tuesday, October 9. Book by Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
Twin Cities In Motion is proud to host top U.S. and professional international athletes at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. For prize money details, qualification standards, and more, please view the 2019 Competitive Athletes information sheets.
Open Standards for Marathon:
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@example.com or check out www.lifetimerun.com.
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.
In person registration is available at the Health & Fitness Expo Friday, Oct. 4 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m OR Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Runners may not move up starting corrals. For example, if you are assigned to Corral B, you may not move up to Corral A, (If you are in 2 you may not move up to Corral 1). There is no space available in Corral 1 for new registrants.
You may fall back to a slower corral however, for example if you are in Corral C, you may start in Corral D (If you are in Corral 2, you may move back to Corral 3).
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.
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.
Refunds are available within 48 hours of registration. This policy is valid until 5 days before the event. To request a refund, email firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
Please note: strollers and baby joggers are not permitted on the Medtronic TC Marathon course.
BUSES PARTICIPANT BUSES TO START LINE • Free rides for participants only, must show race bib to board.
- Buses depart every 10 minutes (5 a.m. - 6:45 a.m.) and will drop off at 6th street near 10th Ave. South near start line.
- InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront 11 East Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul
- Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge 1-94 & Marion St. St. Paul
If you’re staying in Minneapolis, you may walk or take the light rail to the start line which is near the US Bank Stadium.
PARTICIPANT BUSES FROM FINISH • Free rides for participants only, must show race bib to board.
- Buses run from 9 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
- Buses will be located on Cedar St.
- Buses depart when full to:
- InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront
- Near US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis
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
Planning to use Uber or Lyft services to and from the Sunday events? There are now designated Drop Off (near start line) and Pick Up (near finish line) locations set to help ease traffic congestion and provide an easier ride for you!
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