Twin Cities in Motion

Medtronic TC 1 Mile

Race Information

The Medtronic TC 1 Mile is the second largest road mile in the country! Join thousands of runners and race down Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis, and then stay to cheer on the professional runners!

Start Time

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Medtronic TC 1 Mile- 6:53 p.m. (first wave)

Race Location

Marquette Plaza
250 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Field Limit

The 2014 race will be limited to 3,300 participants.                          

Race Amenities
  • Brooks® technical short-sleeve event shirt (a $24 value!)

  • USATF-certified course straight down Nicollet Mall

  • Chip-timed with results by Mtec

  • 1,000 finishers will receive guaranteed* entry into the Medtronic TC 10 Mile                   

  • Wave starts so you can run, then cheer on friends 

  • Sweats check at the start and finish!

  • TCM Photo Stop with fun costumes and props

  • Designated "Cheers" Zones along the course with food & drink specials

  • Special offers from local retailers and sponsors

  • Bleachers at the finish for a front row seat for the professional races

  • Easy access to downtown via public transportation, ample parking

  • Support from volunteers, law enforcement and TCM staff





TCM Photo Stop  

Be sure to stop by the TCM photo backdrop near the start line of the race! We'll have fun props that you can use and all images will be posted on our Facebook page! It will be open beginning at 5:30 and will close at 7:30.

Sweats Check

You have two options for checking sweats at the Medtronic TC 1 Mile. We’ve provided secure Sweats Check areas at both the start and finish.  The start area sweats check will be located at the north end of Marquette Plaza. The finish line sweats check will be in the parking lot at the end of the finish chute between 14th and 15th Streets off Nicollet Avenue. Sweats will not be transported; you must pick up your sweats in the same place you checked them.


Plastic bags will be available at the Sweats Check for storing items during the race.  If your sweats are in a backpack or a bag that is not transparent, you’ll be asked to empty the contents into one of our plastic bags in order to check them.  WE DISCOURAGE RUNNERS FROM CARRYING THEIR SWEATS TO THE EVENT IN BACKPACKS, DUFFLE BAGS OR NON-TRANSPARENT BAGS


Just pin the sweats check tab from your race number onto the plastic bag provided at the sweats check area and your sweats will be secure while you race.  You’ll be able to pick up your sweats where you checked them until 8:15 p.m. You must have you race bib to pick up your bag.



Wave Information

The race will be run in multiple waves. The first wave starts at 6:53 p.m. with each successive wave starting approximately 10-15 minutes after the one preceding it. See the chart below for wave information and approximate start times. (Wave start times may be subject to change.)

Due to course time constraints, participants should be able to finish a 13 minute mile.  Runners may have to move to the sidewalk and obey traffic signals if finishing slower than a 13 minute pace. 

Friends & Family Wave

This wave is for runners of all ages and abilities! Grab your friends or family members and get moving! Runners, joggers, and sprinters are all welcome! (Please leave your strollers and pets at home.) 


6:53 p.m.


Corporate Team Challenge Wave

This wave is exclusively for runners on corporate teams! Let's get competitive! Gather your coworkers, nominate a captain, and create a corporate team to run for extra benefits and awards for being one of the top three largest or fastest divisions. 


7:05 p.m.


USATF – Mn Team Circuit Championship Wave

This wave makes up one of nine races in which USATF Minnesota registered teams compete for points toward year-end awards. Stay to watch local professionals who make up the field of runners in this wave for 2014 USATF Minnesota Team Circuit competitors presented by Twin Cities In Motion and Life Time Run.


7:16 p.m.


Masters Wave

This wave is open to all runners ages 40 and older who are taking their race more seriously. Typically, runners who are looking for a little more space in their starting corral will tow the line in this wave.


7:24 p.m.


Open Wave

This wave is open to all runners under age 40 who are taking their race more seriously. Typically, runners who are looking for a little more space in their starting corral will tow the line in this wave.


7:36 p.m.


Women’s Professional Wave **

This wave is for invited professional runners only. Stay to watch the professional women compete for the $25,000 prize purse! The field includes national and world record holders, Olympians, and Team USA Minnesota athletes. The female course record was set in 2011 by Sara Hall at 4 minutes, 30.8 seconds!


7:51 p.m.


Men’s Professional Wave **

This wave is for invited professional runners only. Stay to watch the professional men compete for the $25,000 prize purse! The field includes national and world record holders, Olympians, and Team USA Minnesota athletes. The male course record was set in 2013 by Nick Willis at 3 minutes, 56.1 seconds!


8:03 p.m.


If you wish to run in a different wave from the one you registered for, you do not need to let race officials know; your chip will register your time in the new wave. (However you may not run in USATF – Minn. Team Circuit Championship Wave, the Masters Wave if you are under 40, or the Professional Waves.)


**Please see the Professional Athletes page for time standards and pro recruiter information.

*Guaranteed Medtronic TC 10 Mile Entry

One thousand finishers are selected at random to receive guaranteed non-complimentary entry for the 2014 Medtronic TC 10 Mile on October 5. This is an opportunity to pre-register for the race in June and bypass the lottery. All guaranteed entries will be drawn at random from FINISHERS. Guaranteed entries must be used by the participant only. Selected finishers are emailed a letter with registration instructions one week following the race.

"Cheers" Zones & Post-Race Party

Stay and watch the professional runners at the finish line or at one of our Official "Cheers" Zones! Click here to view these restaurants on Nicollet Mall. They'll be marked with blue and white balloons, and many will have special offers the night of the race!

The Local
The News Room
McCormick and Schmick’s
Dakota Jazz Club

The official Post-Race Party will be at The Local!

TC 1 Mile Derby

If you stay to watch the professionals compete for the $25,000 prize purse, you have the chance to win prizes, too! Pick up your free TC 1 Mile Derby ticket complete with instructions when you come to Packet Pick Up. (Stick the ticket to the back of your bib so that you don't forget it on race day.)

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Rules of Competition

Twin Cities In Motion (TCM) does not allow the selling or trading of race numbers and will take necessary action to prevent these transactions. If TCM Officials become aware of an individual involved in the buying or selling of an Official Race Number, the individuals involved may be banned from participating in future events.

Electronic Devices

USA Track & Field Rule 144.3(h) allows races to prohibit the possession and use of headphones and similar devices on the racecourse. This rule will be enforced during the Medtronic TC 1 Mile. Runners should not bring these devices with them to the race. Those carrying/wearing these devices will be given the option to surrender their device to a designated race official prior to entering the starting line chutes. Participants that choose not to surrender their device will be disqualified from the race, their finishing time will not appear in the official race results, and they may be banned from participating in future TCM events.


For your safety and for the safety of others, the following are NOT allowed on the course: 

-       Unregistered participants (including friends, family, coaches and pacers)

-       Automobiles

-       Bicycles

-       Strollers

-       In-line skates

-       Hand cycles and hand-cycle wheelchairs

-       Pets

Thank you for your cooperation!

Parking Information

The course offers an abundance of parking near the start line, finish line, or anywhere in between!  We recommend parking near the start area so you can stop by a 'Cheers Zone' on your way back from the finish area.  Recommended parking locations include the Downtown Auto Park at 413 Nicollet Avenue or 409 Marquette Avenue, just blocks from the start line, or 910 La Salle Avenue, near the middle of the course. 


For additional information on parking downtown, click here.

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