Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend - 2020

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Join us for Virtual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend of Events, October 1-31, 2020

An Event for Everyone
No matter your age, ability or pace, there is an event for everyone.

Fantastic Gear
Participants receive a Brooks® technical shirt, medal and participant gift to celebrate your finish.

October Virtual Fun
We will have fun activities, tips and tutorials on how to bring a piece of the classic 27th Mile experience to your own home all month long!

Twin Cities In Motion App, presented by Medtronic
Download your one-stop resource for event information on Google Play and iTunes, including FAQs, virtual goodie bag, social media activities and more.

Submit Your Results
Submit your results Oct. 1-31 via Race Roster. Don't forget to use our app to snap your finish line picture and race time! NOTE: no time limits will be enforced.

Cheer. Record. Listen
Have your friends and family pre-record an encouraging message and then play it back over the length of your race-day course. Find out how via Motigo

#tcmarathon

Questions?

What dates will the virtual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend of Events be available?

The virtual events will be available for completion October 1 - October 31, 2020.

When will I get my gear?

For participants registered by September 1, 2020, participant gear will be mailed out no later than the week of October 5. If you registered after September 1, your participant gear will be mailed after the completion of the virtual event starting the week of November 16.  

Further detail on mailing dates for gear:

  • Marathon: For those who have registered prior to 9/1, the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon gear has been mailed on 9/28
  • 10 Mile: For those who have registered prior to 9/1, the Medtronic TC 10 Mile gear is currently scheduled to ship on 9/30
  • 5K: For those who have registered prior to 9/1, the TC 5K gear is currently scheduled to ship on 10/5
  • 10K: For those who have registered prior to 9/1, the TC 10K gear is currently scheduled to ship on 10/5
  • Family Events: For those who have registered prior to 9/1, the Medtronic TC Family Events gear is currently scheduled to ship on 10/5
  • Loony: For those who have registered prior to 9/1, the TC Loony Challenge gear has been mailed on 9/28
  • Ultra Loony: For those who have registered prior to 9/1, the TC Ultra Loony Challenge gear has been mailed on 9/28
  • Unprecedented Loony: For those who have registered prior to 9/1, the TC Unprecedented Loony Challenge gear has been mailed on 9/28

IMPORTANT: In the context of COVID-19 shipping is proving unpredictable. All dates are subject to change due to vendor or supply chain limitations.  Further, With everything going on in the world right now, the United States Postal Service has released a statement that all mail services are experiencing a delay.

Where do I submit my race results?

Starting October 1 participants can submit their virtual results via the Race Roster results page. You may manually enter your time or use the Runkeeper app for timing your race and easy transfer process to Race Roster. 

No specific app, screenshots or proof of your time is needed. The virtual results are based on the honor system. *Note, no time limits will be enforced.

SUBMIT RESULTS HERE.

 

When is the Medtronic TC 10 Mile drawing?

The Medtronic TC 10 Mile will not be a drawing this year. It will instead be limited registration on a first-come first-served basis. Registration will open Thursday July 9, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. (CST).  

Run Three Guarantee 10 Mile Entry 
Participants will be receiving a combined credit promo code accrued from your three race purchases the week of June 29. The credit promo code can be used on the 2020 virtual Medtronic TC 10 Mile, 2021 Medtronic TC 10 Mile or 2022 Medtronic TC 10 Mile.  
 
Due to the 2020 Medtronic TC 10 Mile becoming a virtual event, we will guarantee your non-complementary entry into the 2021 Medtronic TC 10 Mile. You can still participant in the 2020 virtual event. It will NOT impact your guaranteed entry for 2021 Medtronic TC 10 Mile. 

NEW! 40 for 40: For an additional $40, run the 2020 virtual Medtronic TC 10 Mile PLUS lock in a guaranteed, non-complementary entry to the 10 mile for the 40th running of Marathon Weekend in 2021. 40 for 40 registrants bypass the 2021 drawing, securing a spot in the 10 mile field – and they support Twin Cities In Motion, a community nonprofit.

Can I register for a virtual event?

Yes! Registration is open for all virtual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon events, except the Medtronic TC 10 Mile which registration opens on Thursday July 9, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.(CST). 

Runners registered by September 1, 2020, participant gear will be mailed out no later than the week of October 5. If you registered after September 1, your participant gear will be mailed after the completion of the virtual event starting the week of November 16. 

The last day to register for the events is October 31, 2020.  

How can I see if I’m registered?

Click here to verify entry to the 2020 Medtronic Twin Cities Weekend of Events.

Where can I find alternative courses?

Download and checkout the Twin Cities In Motion app and under the "Our Favorite Routes" you will be able to preview a variety of courses and distances throughout the Twin Cities. 

I am registered for the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, do I have to run the distance in one day, or can I spread the miles out over multiple days?

Participants are expected to complete the 26.2 marathon distance continuously, on the same day, and not broken up over several days. 

What will be included in the virtual event?

All TCM 2020 virtual events involve self-reported times for the distance and events you registered. You choose a date and time to run your event and submit your time during the event’s virtual dates.  

Participants will enjoy (exact activations vary by event): 

  • Participant gear including medal, shirt and gift  

  • Results page  

  • Twin Cities In Motion app, presented by Medtronic for details like event information, selfie filters, virtual goodies, and much more 

  • Interactive social media challenges, DIY bibs, digital swag, sounds of the Marathon, Spotify Playlist and more 

  • Motigo expereince for personal cheers and fun “course” entertainment  

  • And much more!

For more information, visit specific event page or follow us on Facebook and Instagram @twincitiesinmotion. 

What guidelines are there for safe social distance running?

TOP COVID-19 RELATED SAFETY TIPS 

  • Don’t run if you feel sick  

  • Follow all public health guidelines, including social distancing guidelines of staying 6ft from people not in your household  

  • Don’t gather in large groups and avoid congregating in common areas - Do not run the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, TC 10 Mile, TC 10K or TC 5K race course at the original start times  

  • We discourage runners from unnecessary travel, especially those who are considered an at-risk group 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds 

  • Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth 

  • Wear a mask in public settings before and after your run 

  • Prepare for limited access to public restrooms and water fountains 

  • Share the trail and warn other trail users of your presence as you pass 

  • Alter your route or time of day you run if you find it too crowded to ensure appropriate social distancing 

 

TOP GENERAL SAFETY TIPS 

  • Follow all traffic and pedestrian laws at all times—roads aren’t closed, so you must be responsible for your own safety and maintain situational awareness 

  • If wearing headphones, keep volume down and only wear one ear bud.  Always stay alert and aware of what’s going on around you 

  • Drink when you feel thirsty, bring plenty of fluids 

  • Run before it gets too hot or on a less humid day 

  • If you’re feeling hot, lightheaded, or dizzy during the run slow your pace to prevent overheating  

  • Look and listen both ways before crossing 

  • Write down or tell someone of your running route and when you plan to run 

  • Wear reflective material if you must run before dawn or after dark 

  • Carry identification or write your name, phone number, and blood type on the inside sole of your running shoe.  Include any medical information. 

  • Run against traffic so you can see approaching automobiles 

Can I do my virtual run on the original course?

Participants should NOT run the marathon weekend courses at the start time on the original scheduled date of the event. We encourage all participants to complete their race via a route that starts from your home and to follow proper social distancing guidelines as outlined above. 

Can I create a virtual team with this event?

Yes, it is an option on the registration page. Anyone can create a team or join a team. When you register, you can create a team name and then others can join when they register from the drop-down list of team names.

Will there be age group awards given out for the virtual events?

There will not be any age group awards provided for this year’s virtual event.  

How do I participate in the social media activities?

Make sure to follow Twin Cities In Motion on Facebook and Instagram @twincitiesinmotion for the release of contests and activities starting Thursday, October 1, 2020.   

If you'd like to submit your picture for a contest, please tag @twincitiesinmotion on either Facebook or Instagram. This way we will be able to see all the submissions. The last day to accept submissions is October, 31, 2020. 

How will you contact the winners of the social media contests?

We will reach out via either Instagram or Facebook messenger to gather your contact information to deliver the prize to you. Winners will be contacted after October 31, 2020 to ensure everyone can participate in the time frame of the virtual Medtronic Twin Cities Weekend of Events.   

If a winner is contacted and we do not hear back within 3 days, the prize will be provided to the next randomly drawn winner. 

Will I get a refund or can I defer to next year?

For the future sustainability of our organization, a community 501(c)3 nonprofit, it is not feasible to refund or offer deferments to 2021 events or beyond.  We will be offering a partial credit towards a future event with Twin Cities In Motion.   

We understand and sympathize how the pandemic has impacted runners and your investment in events. We have looked at all possible options for 2020 event registration reimbursements. As an organization we are careful stewards of our budgets and will continue to be to ensure we can host community-based running events into the future.  

As part of the race planning process, certain fixed costs (e.g., shirts, medals, fulfillment, vendor deposits) all of which are made months, and up to a year ahead of the following race are unrecoverable. The compounding impact of the pandemic crisis has been deeply felt financially at TCM. We appreciate your understanding of the position we are in regarding our refund and deferral policy. 

CREDITS

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Events – May be used towards the corresponding event listed below for 2021 or 2022. 

Medtronic TC Family Events: $5 

TC 5K: $10 

TC 10K: $10 

Medtronic TC 10 Mile*: $25 

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon: $40 

TC Loony Challenge: $55 

TC Ultra Loony Challenge: $75 

* Applies only to those registered prior to 6/22 with an access code 

What is Rewards In Motion?

Rewards In Motion (RIM) is our rewards program that gives back to you for participating in Twin Cities In Motion's events. It is completely FREE and takes just a few minutes to sign up. Once you're registered you will be placed in a tier based on how many previous TCM events you've ran. Each tier offers early registration access at the lowest price, points towards discounted race registration fees and free gifts.  

Click here to register today! 

Already signed up for RIM but forget your personal rewards page? Email rewardsinmotion@tcmevents.org to be resent your personal link.  

Have more questions on RIM? Checkout the FAQ page for more details.