Family Events

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State Capitol Grounds, St. Paul, MN

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Join the 40th Anniversary Celebration

Marathon weekend is entering a new age group! 
Join the 40th anniversary weekend celebration of running and community.

Kids Run Free! 
NEW in 2022, kids 18 and under run at no cost in Twin Cities In Motion events.

The Entire Family is Invited! 
From Diaper Dashers and Toddler Trotters to those tackling the mile, there’s something for every age and ability. 

Family-Friendly Gear 
Receive a short-sleeve cotton shirt and medal to celebrate your finish.

Family Activity Area 
Enjoy kid-friendly music, entertainment and activities all morning.

TCM App, presented by Medtronic 
Keep marathon weekend – its info, updates, resources – in your pocket while you prepare and on race weekend.

Join the 40th Anniversary Celebration 
Marathon weekend is entering a new age group! Join the 40th birthday celebration of running and community.


Race Details
Available Distances

KARE 11 Family Mile - 10:00 a.m.
Gather the family and lace your sneakers for a mile long run around the block. 
Includes a cotton short sleeved t-shirt, medal and finish line snacks

Half Mile, presented by iHeartRadio Minneapolis - 10:30 a.m.
Perfect for kids who have outgrown the toddler trot, but not quite ready to tackle a mile.
Includes a cotton short sleeved t-shirt, medal and finish line snacks

Diaper Dash - 11:15 a.m.
Even your littlest ones can join in on the fun. Set your little one down several feet [25-50] away from you and have them crawl towards you – their finish line!
Includes an onesie & medal

Toddler Trot - 11:30 a.m.
Set up A 50-yard dash for your toddlers to race to victory!
Includes a cotton short sleeved t-shirt & medal

Family Activity Area - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Enjoy kid-friendly music, entertainment and activities.

Registration & Pricing

Below is the registration pricing for the TC Family 1 Mile, presented by KARE 11 and the TC Family  Half Mile, presented by iHeart Radio. Price tier increases for all tiers are date-based. Register early to guarantee your spot and shirt size.

NEW in 2022! As part of the TC Kids Run Free Program, all kids 18 and under run free at Twin Cities In Motions events, including all TC Family Events during marathon weekend. 

Packet Pick Up

Packet  pick up will be available at the Health & Fitness Expo at the Saint Paul RiverCentre.    

Friday, September 30  

Health & Fitness Expo   

11 a.m. - 8 p.m.   

Race Day  
Saturday, October 1  

State Capitol Grounds 

6:30 a.m. – Race Start Time

The Expo is located on the lower level of the Saint Paul RiverCentre at 175 West Kellogg Blvd St. Paul, MN 55102.   

You will need your race number (emailed the week of September 26) and a photo ID to pick up your packet at the Health & Fitness Expo. The Help Desk located in the packet pickup area is staffed by individuals available to help you with registration related issues. There are also two “Race Number Look Up” tables located near the packet pick up entrance.   


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. 

Check the official City of St. Paul parking information web page for up-to-date parking information. 

Results & Awards

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. 

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend - Saturday Maps



Can I make any changes to my registration? 

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

Transfers and event switching is not offered for the Family Events. 

Can I pick up my friend’s packet or can someone else pick up my packet? 

Yes. One runner may pick up another runner's packet. 

Your representative will need a completed Packet Pick Up Authorization Form and his or her photo ID in order to pick up your packet. 

Your representative will also have to have the runner’s race number handy. Note: only the representative's photo ID is required, not the participant’s.  

Is there a virtual option?

There is not a virtual option for the Family Events. 

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: For security and safety of all participants, no one is permitted to enter the finish chute from the exit point. Check back later this summer for final reunion details for any parents or guardians who choose not to run with their child. 

In the Toddler Trot, we encourage you to prepare your child to complete this approximately 50-yard race, held on grass, independently. Check back later this summer for final Toddler Trot and Diaper Dash details. 

Are strollers/dog permitted?

Strollers are permitted in the 5K, Mile and Half Mile. Please indicate that you intend to run with a stroller on your registration form. You will sign a special waiver and be given a special "Stroller Bib" at Packet Pickup.    

While we love our four legged friends, we ask that they cheer you on from the sidelines and reunite with them after you exit the Finish Controlled Zone. Thank you for your understanding.

What precautions is TCM taking to ensure my safety?

Since the start of the pandemic, Twin Cities In Motion (TCM) has worked closely with permitting municipalities and agencies, the State of Minnesota, and medical and crowd science experts to determine how to best provide the Twin Cities with a safe large-scale in-person race. Additionally, in advance of all events, TCM maintains close communication with public safety officials. 

Safety has always been our organization’s top priority, and we continuously monitor COVID-19 and all other public health and safety risks. 

Any event changes or updated protocols will be communicated in the Pre-Race Email sent race week.   

If you are interested in learning more, including our cancellation policies for both COVID-19 and reasons other than COVID-19, click here  

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

Registration for the 2022 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend registration is non-refundable 48 hours after registration and is completely non-refundable for registrations made 5 calendar days or less 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 

How do I volunteer for the event?

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.   
Click here to view current volunteer openings 

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 and lay the foundation for generations of runners through the TC Kids Run Free program.  

You can donate during your registration process for a TCM event, or you can donate here.