It’s Time to Move Forward.
The 2021 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend is planning for an in-person event. The marathon will run from downtown Minneapolis to the State Capitol grounds in St. Paul on Sunday, October 3, and running events for runners of all ages and pace will take place across the weekend.
It’s Important to be Safe.
We’ve partnered with experts and officials to build an event that’s COVID-safe from before the start to beyond the finish. And, we’ll monitor the public health situation through race-day to organize an event that’s appropriate for the moment. We’ve included virtual races for those who prefer the option. And, we created a new partial cash refund policy where we share the risk should COVID-19 cancel the race again.
Now More than Ever.
Those who prosper because of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon – runners, volunteers, partners, and the nonprofits who run with us -- need an opportunity to shine. We’re excited to offer that opportunity on the first weekend of October, because the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon is more than a marathon.
More than a Marathon
New Cancellation Policy
A partial cash refund where runners and TCM share the risk should COVID-19 cancel the race.
In-Person & Virtual
Choose the option that’s right for your situation and preference.
Distances for Everyone
It’s way more than a marathon … from 5K to 10 miles plus the Medtronic Family Events for kids.
We at Twin Cities In Motion have spent much of the past year working with our permitting municipalities and agencies, the State of Minnesota, and medical and crowd science experts to determine how we can best provide an in-person racing experience at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend this October. While all of the details aren’t finalized yet, we remain optimistic that an in-person event will take place and are committed to providing a safe return to large-scale racing in the Twin Cities that follows all relevant guidance and also ignites everyone’s inner athlete.
What you will see at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend this fall:
- Reduced field sizes
- Elimination of the most-dense gatherings throughout the weekend
- Stay home if you’re sick
- Consideration of others
If you are interested in learning more about what types of changes are being considered for this year's event, click here.
Registration for 2021 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend events is non-refundable after 48 hours from the time of registration (not be allowed 5 calendar days before the event), except if state or local authorities mandate race cancelation due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, in which case TCM will provide the following:
In-person Marathon: $40 refund, registration converted to virtual, TCM to mail all participant amenities
In-person 10 Mile: $25 refund, registration converted to virtual, TCM to mail all participant amenities
In-person 10k: $10 refund, registration converted to virtual, TCM to mail all participant amenities
In-person 5k: $10 refund, registration converted to virtual, TCM to mail all participant amenities
Loony Challenge: $45 refund, registration converted to virtual, TCM to mail all participant amenities
Ultra Loony Challenge: $60 refund, registration converted to virtual, TCM to mail all participant amenities
Mile, Half Mile, Diaper Dash, Toddler Trot: TCM to mail all participant amenities, no refund or virtual race
Virtual events: Cancellation of in-person events will not affect virtual registrations
It takes nearly 5,000 volunteers to keep our organization and events running. Whether you’re looking for a one-day experience or a year-round leadership opportunity, we offer a variety of meaningful roles suited to help you reach your personal and professional goals. From course marshals to fluid stations and finish line volunteers, we have something for everyone.
Check back this summer for open spots.
TCM’s ability to impact our community is due in part to the generosity of our runners and supporters. As a community 501(c)3 non-profit, we exist to provide platforms for people to run together in safe and exciting ways that are approachable for everyone, regardless of age, background or economic ability. Your support will ensure an investment in the local running community for years to come, sustain TCM through this difficult time and lay the foundation for generations of runners.
You can donate during your registration process for a TCM event, or can donate here at our Give MN site.