5K

Date and Time
Location

State Capitol grounds
St. Paul, MN

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Great Gear & Medal
Wear your accomplishment in style and comfort with exclusive 2021 medal and  participant shirts from Brooks®

Free Training
We’ll be with you for the journey with free Runcoach training, pro tips and helpful content from TCM. 

Beer Garden
Those 21+ can enjoy a beverage (with I.D.) from the Summit Beer Garden.

TCM App
Keep the marathon – its info, updates, resources – in your pocket while you train and during race weekend.

Corporate Team Challenge
Easily put together a company team for this race while supporting your corporate wellness initiatives. Learn more here.

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

In-Person & Virtual
Choose the option that's right for your situation and preference.

New Cancellation Policy
A partial cash refund where runners and TCM share the risk should COVID-19 cancel the race.

Race Details
Registration & Packet Pickup Information

Registration prices range from $29 to $57 in our price block system, where prices rise as the race fills.

Confirm your registration here.

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. 

Friday, October 1 

Health & Fitness Expo 

11 a.m. - 8 p.m. 

Saturday, October 2 

State Capitol Grounds 

Starting at 7:30 a.m. 

You will need your race number (emailed the week of September 27th) and a photo ID to pick up your packet.

The Health & Fitness Expo is located on the lower level of the Saint Paul RiverCentre at 175 West Kellogg Blvd St. Paul, MN 55102. The Help Desk located in the packet pick up area is staffed by individuals available to help you with registration related issues. There is a “Race Number Look Up” tables located near the packet pick up entrance.

Corporate Team Challenge

Team creation for the corporate team challenge is free in 2021. This opportunity is for businesses and organizations with employees. One person will need to be captain and create the team. All team members will then need to register and pay the individual registration fee to join the team. Results will be available for all runners participating in the in-person event.

Parking

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.

  • 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 

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 hotel portal. 

Host Hotels

St. Paul

InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront – Click here to enter the hotel portal for more information.

Minneapolis

Please contact Renaissance Reservations at (866) 211-4611 or (612) 375-1700 or Residence Inn Reservations at (866) 211-4612 or (612) 340-1300 and ask for the Twin Cities Marathon 2021 group block to get the group rate of $169.00. 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 kkingsbury@renminneapolis.com. Start date, 9/30/21. End date, 10/5/21. Last date to book, 8/31/21. Click here to get started.

Results

2021 in-person event results will be posted here after the event.

You will be able to submit your virtual results here, starting October 1.

For results from 2010-2020, please click here.

For results from 2002-2009, please click here
 

Maps
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Questions?

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. 

Here’s 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. 

Can I make any changes to my registration?

I can no longer make the event. Can I transfer to a friend? 

Yes, you may transfer your race entry to a friend by August 26, 2021 at 5 p.m. After that date your registration is non transferable. Please follow this link to initiate a transfer. There is a $15 transfer fee. 

I’m signed up for the 5K, but I’d rather do the 10K, or marathon... 

If a participant wants to transfer from the 5K up to the 10K, 10 Mile (virtual only, available in July) or marathon, they will be responsible for the $15 transfer fee AND the difference in entry fees. The deadline to switch distances is August 26, at 5 p.m. After that date your registration is non transferable. Click here to begin the process. Participant shirt sizing is subject to availability at the time of transferring. 

*There is no transferring into races that are sold out, and TCM does not maintain a waiting list. 

*Participants may not transfer into the in-person 10 Mile as registration is conducted by a drawing process. Participants may transfer into the virtual 10  mile. 

I’m currently signed up for the in-person 5K. Can I switch to the virtual event, or vice versa?  

If a participant wants to transfer from the in-person 5K to the virtual 5K they will be responsible for the $15 transfer fee AND no refund will be made to account for the difference.  

Deadline is September 17, 2021 at 5 p.m. After that date your registration is non transferable. Click here to begin the process. 

Can I receive a refund or defer my entry to another date? 

Refunds are available within 48 hours of registration. This policy is valid until 5 days before the event. To request a refund, email info@tcmevents.org  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.  

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

Registration for the 2021 TC 5K is non-refundable, except if state or local authorities mandate race cancelation due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, in which case TCM will provide a partial refund in the amount of $10, convert all in-person registrants to the virtual event, and mail out all race amenities.

Is there a time limit for finishing the event?

You may walk or run at a comfortable pace. The finish line will remain open until 11 a.m. which allows for a 25-minutes-per-mile pace. After 11 a.m., the course and finish line are closed. The City of Minneapolis permits issued to TCM do not allow the roads to remain closed to traffic beyond this limit. No race services including medical, aid stations, or traffic control are available beyond this pace. 

Are strollers/ dogs permitted?

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. 

While we love our four-legged friends, pets are not permitted at our events.