Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend: Family Events

The Medtronic Twin Cities Weekend of Events is still scheduled to take place October 2-4.
Date and Time

State Capitol grounds
St. Paul, MN

Race Amenities
The family that trains together stays together.

Great Gear
Everyone registered receives a short-sleeve t-shirt and a special marathon weekend participant gift.

Waves for Everyone
From the youngest racers in diapers to the eldest taking on the family mile, we offer something for every age and ability.

Finisher Medals
Experience the pride of participating in a race when they receive an exclusive event finisher medal.

Big Finish Line
Participants run out and back to the State Capitol grounds and cross under the huge Marathon Weekend finish line structure!

Family Activity Tent
Enjoy music, entertainment, and fun activities made especially for kids from 8 a.m.-noon!

Post-Race Snacks
Water and food will be provided to runners as they cross the finish line of the mile and half mile.

Training Incentives
Free training programs (12, 8, or 4 weeks) are available and are perfect for families and classrooms.

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

Exclusive Finisher Medal

Exclusive Finisher Medal

Receive a collectible Medtronic TC Family Events finisher medal! The design of our Marathon Weekend medals are TOP SECRET until you reach the finish line!
Race Details
Course Map

The 2019 Medtronic TC Family Events Maps are below for your reference.

2019 State Capitol Grounds [Saturday] 

2019 Mile & Half Mile map 


Schedule of Events

KARE 11 Family Mile, 10 a.m.

The Mile starts and ends on John Ireland Boulevard, near the State Capitol. Everyone has a place at this race no-matter their age or speed! Walkers, joggers, and runners of all ages are invited to participate in this 12th year of the Family Mile. Participants receive a medal and shirt.

Half Mile, presented by KS95, 10:30 a.m.

The Half Mile starts and ends on John Ireland Boulevard, near the State Capitol. The race follows the 5K course for a quarter mile and returns to finish at the 5K/marathon finish line! This event helps even young kids get a taste of race day excitement. Participants receive a medal and shirt.

Diaper Dash, 11:15 a.m.

This "competitive" crawl on the State Capitol lawn is perfect for little ones still on their hands and knees. Participants in the Diaper Dash crawl from an inner circle to a slightly larger outer circle, where his or her loving parents are waiting. Little ones in this race receive race bibs and a participant gift.

Toddler Trot, 11:30 a.m.

Approximately 50 yards long, the Toddler Trot takes place on the lawn of the State Capitol grounds. This race takes place in waves starting with 1-year-olds and finishes with the 4-year-olds! Your little ones receive race bibs, a participant shirt and a medal.

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.

Packet Pick Up for the Medtronic TC Family Events is based on LAST NAME. You will receive a race bib and participant shirt. There will not be a timing device attached to the bib. We recommend picking up your race materials no later than 30 minutes before your child's scheduled event

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 and here at the Bloomington hotel portal

Race Headquarters Hotel

InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront

Located in the heart of downtown and atop the bluffs of the Mississippi River, the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront offers unrivalled access to the best of the Twin Cities. We’re just steps away from live theater, renowned museums, memorable dining, specialty shopping, and an extensive park and trail system. Saint Paul is Minnesota’s capital city, and home to the Science Museum of Minnesota, History Center, Children’s Museum, CHS Field, Schubert Museum and the Xcel Energy Center.

Book your room at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront via the Bloomington hotel portal.


Start-line Hotel

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 (866) 211-4611 or (612) 375-1700 and ask for the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon 2020 Room Block to get the group rate of $169.00. 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 2020 Room Block to get the group rate of $169.00. Please note there is a two-night minimum stay requirement.

Book your group rate online for the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend 2020

If you are looking to extend your stay pre or post current block established or are having difficulties in making your reservation(s), please call Kory Kingsbury at (612) 758-7895 or email

Last day to book at this rate is September 4, 2020.

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.


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.


There will not be timed results, but a clock will be set up at the start and finish lines of the mile and half mile.


When should I register?

Registration will opens for Rewards In Motion (RIM) Members on March 3, registration for Non RIM Members opens on March 5.

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. Registration will close on September 29, 2020 or once race capacity has been reached.

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 2020 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend.

Can I run with my child?

In the Family Mile and Half Mile, parents and guardians are welcome to register for the race and run with their child. All persons on course MUST be registered, including those in strollers. (See 'Can I run with a stroller?')

NOTE: Parents and guardians may meet their child at the exit of the secured finish area if they choose not to participate in the event. For security and safety of all participants, no one is permitted to enter the finish chute from the exit point.

The Toddler Trot is a grassy, roped-off, 50-yard space, designed just for kids. Two- and young three-year-olds may be accompanied by parents or guardians, if they need the support. In this case, parents are permitted on the course without a race bib. We encourage you to prepare your child to run independently in this race, especially for three-year-olds and up.

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 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 or call 651-289-7700 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.

How can I pick up my family or school's packets?

Packet pick up for the Medtronic TC Family Events is organized by last name. School and group captains may contact us to inquire about bulk pick-up options. There will not be a timing device attached to the bib.

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 on site until 30 minutes before your race starts.

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.