Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend - 2021

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend Is Back!

It’s Time to Move Forward.  

We’re opening registration for the 2021 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend on April 8. 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

COVID-Safe Running

We’ve designed a COVID-safe event from before the start to beyond the finish.  

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. 



What precautions is TCM taking to ensure my safety?

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

What will happen to my registration if the event is cancelled due to COVID-19?

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 

When should I register?

Registration opens for the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, TC 10K, TC 5K, presented by Fredrikson & Byron P.A., and Medtronic Family Events on Thursday, April 8.  

Registration drawing is currently scheduled to open for the Medtronic TC 10 Mile, mid-summer 2021. Stay tuned for more information.  

Can I volunteer?

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. 

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. Each tier offers early registration access at the lowest price and 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 to be resent your personal link.   

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

How can I further support TCM?

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.