Marathon

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Minneapolis to St. Paul, MN

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Celebrate 40 Years of Running!

From before the start until beyond the finish, we’re infusing the 40th Anniversary Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon with extra energy and support – more spectator cheering, more course entertainment, more runner nutrition, more post-race celebration.

Because it’s More Than a Marathon! 

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

 

40th Anniversary Gear 
You’ll cherish the exclusive 40th anniversary Boco hat, Brooks long sleeve and finisher medal. 

More Course Energy 
Enhanced course entertainment and even louder cheering thanks to the new Diane & Alan Page Community Cheer Challenge. 

Free Training 
You won’t be alone, with free Runcoach training and discounted coaching.

Finish Line Celebration 
When the running’s done, the celebration starts in the Summit Beer Garden.

The First-Timer Friendly Race 
There’s a Road to the Start Line bi-weekly newsletter and dedicated Facebook group for your brave journey. 

Even More Beautiful! 
New on-course and finish area art experience will now color the this most beautiful event.

Pace Teams 
Runner Pacers, presented by Medtronic, will set the rhythm and pace you to your goal time.

Race Details
Registration & Pricing

Tier 1 and Tier 2 First to the 40th early registration blocks are filled.

Tier 3 and Tier 4 will close as blocks are filled. Price tier increases for tiers 5-9 are date-based. All registration tiers, including virtual, are subject to availability.

Register early to guarantee your spot and shirt size. 

Virtual registration is $125 for the marathon. There are no price increases in the virtual event. 

Price List - Marathon

Course Details

The marathon start line is near US Bank Stadium and the finish is at the Minnesota State Capitol. The event is sanctioned by USATF, the course is certified by USATF and World Athletics, and times run are Boston and Olympic Trials qualifier-eligible. Water and Lemon Lime Nuun Endurance sports drink will be available at 14 fluid stations along the course and energy gels will be available at mile 17.

Below is the 2022 marathon course for your reference (subject to change—check back later this summer for final route and nutrition details!).    

Marathon Training

Runcoach Gold Online Coaching: $30  
Coaches Ashley, Hiruni, Rosie & Tom are here to help you run your best on race day. Runners who train with the Runcoach app and coaching service improve finishing times by an average of 15-18 minutes (marathon).  Get an exclusive membership for Runcoach Gold and have all your 1:1 questions answered from your coach with a personalized training program (normally $19.95/month, Twin Cities registrants take 70% off). 

Runcoach Basic Training Plan:  Free
Create a personalized training plan generated by the Runcoach algorithm. Enter your goal time and running preferences to get started.

Click here for Runcoach

Run for a Reason

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.  

Click here to read more

Corporate Team Challenge

The Corporate Team Challenge (CTC) lets you easily put together a company team for our races while supporting your corporate wellness initiatives.

Click here to learn more about Corporate Team Challenges 

 

Pro Athlete

Athletes meeting the event entry standards between October 6, 2019, and August 7, 2022, will be granted entry into the 2022 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. Consideration for travel and/or lodging support will be given to athletes on a case-by-case basis.

Men
Age Marathon Half Marathon 10 Mile 10K 5M 5K
Open 2:25:00 1:09:00 0:51:50 0:31:00 0:24:40 0:14:45
40-44     2:40:00 1:16 0:56:52 0:34:27 0:27:09 0:16:26
45-49     2:48:00 1:20 0:59:42 0:36:10 0:28:30 0:17:16
50-54    2:55:00 1:23:33 1:02:12 0:37:40 0:29:42 0:17:59
55-59   3:05:00 1:28:19 1:05:45 0:39:50 0:31:23 0:19:01
60-64     3:15:00 1:33:06 1:09:18 0:41:59 0:33:05 0:20:02
65-69      3:25:00 1:37:52 1:12:52 0:44:08 0:34:47 0:21:04
70-74     3:37:00 1:43:36 1:17:08 0:46:43 0:36:49 0:22:18
75-79    3:55:00 1:52:12 1:23:31 0:50:35 0:39:52 0:24:09
80-84   4:20:00 2:04:08 1:32:25 0:55:58 0:44:07 0:26:43
85 & up  5:00:00 2:23:14 1:46:38 1:04:35 0:50:54 0:30:50

 

Women
Age Marathon Half Marathon 10 Mile 10K 5M 5K
Open 2:47:30 1:19:26 0:59:49 0:35:54 0:28:25 0:16:56
40-44      3:00:00 1:25:56 1:03:58 0:38:45 0:30:32 0:18:30
45-49    3:12:00 1:31:40 1:08:14 0:41:20 0:32:35 0:19:44
50-54    3:22:00 1:36:26 1:11:48 0:43:29 0:34:16 0:20:46
55-59 3:40:00 1:45:02 1:18:11 0:47:22 0:37:20 0:22:37
60-64     3:58:00 1:53:38 1:24:35 0:51:14 0:40:23 0:24:28
65-69    4:15:00 2:01:45 1:30:38 0:54:54 0:43:16 0:26:12
70-74     5:00:00 2:23:14 1:46:38 1:04:35 0:50:54 0:30:50
75-79      5:00:00 2:23:14 1:46:38 1:04:35 0:50:54 0:30:50
80-84    5:30:00 2:37:33 1:57:17 1:11:03 0:56:00 0:33:55
85 & up   5:30:00 2:37:33 1:57:17 1:11:03 0:56:00 0:33:55

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Packet Pick Up

Packet  pick up will be available at the Health & Fitness Expo at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. 
 
There is no packet pick up on race day. No exceptions.   

Friday, September 30  

Health & Fitness Expo   

11 a.m. - 8 p.m.   

Saturday, October 1  

Health & Fitness Expo   

11 a.m. - 7 p.m.   

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.   

Transportation & Parking

Transportation and parking details are still being finalized for the 2022 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend events.

Like previous years, we expect to have free participant buses for marathon and 10 mile participants, including rides to the start line from St. Paul and rides from the finish line back to Minneapolis.

Please look back this summer for more information regarding parking, light rail services and participant transportation.  

Virtual Information

Participants in the virtual marathon will be able to submit results October 1– December 31, 2022. 
Submit results here

Gear will be mailed (to the shipping address provided at the time of registration) by Friday, October 28; if you don’t receive it by Monday, November 7 please contact us at info@tcmevents.org promptly. Any changes to your address must be sent to info@tcments.org prior to 11:59pm on Tuesday, September 27. Additional charges or delays in shipping may apply for incorrect addresses. An additional $20 shipping charge applies to virtual registrants with shipping addresses in Canada or Mexico. Sorry, we are not accepting virtual registrants with shipping addresses outside of the US, Canada, and Mexico. 

Pacers

Experienced Pace Runners, presented by Medtronic, will provide encouragement and advice along the way to help you cross the finish line within one minute of your goal finishing times.  

3:00 | 3:10 | 3:20 | 3:30 | 3:40 | 3:50| 3:55 | 4:00 | 4:05 | 4:10 | 4:20 | 4:35 | 4:50 | 5:00 | 5:15 | 5:30 

Gear Check

Participants using Gear Check may only drop off gear at the Marathon Start Line in the clear plastic bag they are given at Packet Pick Up. Items in other bags will not be accepted.  

Check back later this summer for full, final Gear Check details! 

Hotel Information

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend Hotel Portal 

Access Hotel Portal to reserve  

St Paul - InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront **Host Hotel 
Group rate secured with InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront 
Rate: $189+ per room per night 
Reserve via Hotel Portal 

Minneapolis - Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel & Residence Inn Minneapolis Downtown, The Depot 

Group rate secured with Renaissance & Residence Inn  

Room Rate: $169+ per room per night  

Valid until September 3, 2022 

Click here to reserve 

Hotel contact:  Kory Kingsbury at (612) 758-7895, email kkingsbury@renminneapolis.com
Reservation contact: Refer to “Twin Cities Marathon 2022 Group Block” for rate 

Spectators

Friends and family are welcome to come to the race, bring a motivational sign, and watch and cheer on participants!

As always, please be respectful of private property and do not enter the race course.

Pedestrians are permitted to cross the course at intersections where race officials are present to direct foot traffic. 

Are you part of a community group that wants to cheer on runners and compete against other groups for prizes?

Check back here later this summer for more information on the Diane and Alan Page Cheer Challenge! 

Download the Marathon Weekend App free on Google Play and iTunes for participant tracking and more! 

Results & Awards

Live results will be available via the Twin Cities In Motion app (available on iOS or Android) on race day.

2022 in-person event results will be available here after the event (link coming soon!). 

Click here to view all marathon results from 2001-2021 (use the dropdown arrow to select the year and distance).
For results from 1982-2000 and results books, please contact us for assistance.

Age group awards will be mailed out post-event for the categories of men, women, and non-binary athletes placing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in their age group.  
 
Age groups include 14 & under, 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, and continue in five-year increments until the 80+ age group. Athletes who have been accepted into the Pro Field or who registered under “prefer not to disclose” for gender are not eligible for age group awards.

If you have any issues or questions about your results, please fill out the Results Question Form on the MTEC website.  

You will be able to submit your virtual results here starting October 1. The results page will close on December 31, 2022 at 11:59 pm.

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend - Marathon Map

Use #TCMarathon to share your journey!

Questions

How can I see if I’m registered?

Use the onlineregistration confirmation toolto verify entry to the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.  

Can I make any changes to my registration?

I can no longer make the event. Can I transfer my entry?   
Yes, you may transfer your race entry by August 18, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. After that date your registration is non-transferable. Transfers are conducted through your Race Roster account. 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 switch from the marathon to the 5K, or 10K (held on Saturday, October 1), they will be responsible for the $15 fee AND no refund will be made to account for the price difference. The deadline to switch distances is August 18, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. After that date your registration is set. Switches are conducted through your Race Roster account. Participant shirt sizing is subject to availability at the time of the switch.   
*Participants may not switch into the Medtronic TC 10 Mile as registration is done by a drawing process and it would be unfair to those we turn away from the drawing.   
*There is no switching 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 switch from the virtual to the in-person event, they will be responsible for the $15 transfer fee AND no refund will be made to account for the price difference. The deadline is August 18, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. After that date your registration is set.  Switches are conducted through your Race Roster account.

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

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 their photo ID in order to pick up your packet.

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

Is there a time limit for finishing the event?

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. Finishers medals 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.  

What flavor of Nuun drink and gels will be available on course?

Water and Lemon Lime Nuun Endurance sports drink will be available at all fluid stations along the course.  

Check back later this summer when we reveal our full array of course nutrition options!  

Are strollers/dog permitted?

Strollers are not permitted in the Marathon, 10 Mile and 10K.

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