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.
Join our private first-timer Facebook group and receive exclusive tips on training, runner stories and more!
Run the race on a red carpet by signing up for VIP program, presented by Medtronic.
Wear your accomplishment in style and comfort with participant shirts from Brooks®
Free Training & Check-In Races
We'll be with you for the journey with free Runcoach training, pro tips and helpful content from TCM and free virtual check-in races to gauge your progress.
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.
Registration opens to the general public on April 8. Registration prices range from $125 to $200 in our price block system, where prices rise as the race fills.
Confirm your registration here.
More information on Packet Pickup to be released this summer.
New this year! Corporate Team Challenge is available for the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, TC 10K and TC 5K at no charge. A team must be formally created by a captain on the race weekend registration page.
Looking for the courage to sign up for a race or the motivation to make it to the finish line? We have you covered! Whether you're looking for a group to train with or a cause to add depth to your experience, Twin Cities In Motion has a variety of options to ignite your fitness journey.
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.
InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront – Click here to enter the hotel portal for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Start date, 9/30/21. End date, 10/5/21. Last date to book, 8/31/21. Click here to get started.
Check back this summer for more details and specific plans.
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.
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 marathon, but I’d rather do the 5K or 10K
If a participant wants to transfer from the marathon to the 5K, or 10K (held on Saturday October 2), they will be responsible for the $15 transfer fee AND no refund will be made to account for the difference. 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.
*Participants may not transfer into the Medtronic TC 10 Mile as registration is done by a drawing process and would be unfair to those we turn away from the drawing.
*There is no transferring into races that are sold out, and TCM does not maintain a waiting list.
I’m currently signed up for the in-person marathon. Can I switch to the virtual event, or vice versa?
If a participant wants to transfer from the virtual to the in-person event, they will be responsible for the $15 transfer fee AND the difference in entry fees. If a participant wants to transfer from the in-person to the virtual event they will be responsible for the $15 transfer fee AND no refund will be made to account for the difference. Deadline is August 26, 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 email@example.com 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.
Registration for the 2021 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon 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 $40, convert all in-person registrants to the virtual event, and mail out all race amenities.
All participants must be able to finish the marathon in six hours. The city permits issued to TCM do not permit the roads to remain closed beyond this limit. No race services including medical, fluid stations or traffic control are available beyond this pace.
The finish line remains open until 2:15 p.m. (assuming an 8 a.m. start). Participants must cross the finish line by 2:15 p.m. in order to be considered official finishers. The finisher shirt and medal will not be awarded after 2:15 p.m. Finishing the marathon by 2:15 p.m. generally means maintaining an average pace of 13:44 per mile. The race course is opened to traffic on a rolling schedule as participants make their way to the finish. In order to ensure safety, a sweep vehicle and bus follows the race route to pick up participants who are unable to maintain this pace on a consistent basis. Participants are required to board the sweep bus when instructed by race officials. Should you choose not to board the sweep bus, by order of both Minneapolis and Saint Paul police, YOU MUST MOVE TO THE SIDEWALK. Runners not on the sidewalk will have their race number recorded and are subject to disqualification from future TCM events.
All 2021 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend events will have limited field sizes. The marathon is currently limited to 4,000 in-person registrants. Additional spots may be added as conditions allow.
We won’t know all the specifics of event runner services until closer to race day. Click here for the types of changes being considered at this year’s event. Check back this summer for more details and specific plans.
Strollers or pets are not permitted at the event. Thanks for understanding.
Due to the pandemic, Twin Cities In Motion will not be hosting invited professional athletes for the 2021 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend. Prize money will not be awarded to professional athletes at the Medtronic TC 10 Mile nor to professional able-bodied or wheelchair athletes in the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon as in the past.
Twin Cities In Motion is proud of its history of hosting top U.S. and international professional athletes on Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend and looks forward to doing so again in the future. If you have questions regarding professional, competitive, masters and wheeler athletes, please contact Virginia Brophy Achman at firstname.lastname@example.org