Twin Cities in Motion

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend

The 34th annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend is more than Sunday's beautiful 26.2-miler. We offer races, walks and activities for every age and ability level! Learn more about the weekend's events and activities by using the navigation bar at the left or top of your screen.

Eventful for the entire family! Our weekend events include:

More than 120 vendors with the latest in running and fitness gear and helpful information on equipment and nutrition gather for the Health & Fitness Expo, a two-day event before the marathon and 10 mile that is free and open to the public!

 

Our legacy event, the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, is a top 10 U.S. marathon and has become an annual celebration of fitness and fun the first weekend of October. The race has 300,000 spectators, 5,000 volunteers, more than 25 entertainers and Cheer Zones, plus a "27th Mile" filled with post-race activities.

 

In the Medtronic TC 10 Mile, runners take on the 6th largest 10 mile race, also known as the Shortcut to the Capitol®, because participants are able to follow the last seven spectator-lined miles of the marathon route. The participant field limit fills by online lottery in July.

 

                            

TC 10K and TC 5K, presented by Fredrikson & Byron - These walker to runner-friendly out and back courses begin and end on John Ireland boulevard, near the State Capitol Enjoy the scenery along historic Summit Avenue and cross our marathon finish line. All participants receive technical event shirts (kid's sizing available) and post-race water and food. 

 

Diana Pierce Family Mile, presented by Medica and Half Mile, presented by KS95  - These walker to runner-friendly out and back courses begin and end on John Ireland boulevard, near the State Capitol Enjoy the scenery along historic Summit Avenue and cross our marathon finish line. 

The 50-yard Toddler Trot on the State Capitol lawn is great for kids learning to love to run! The event is run in waves, starting with the youngest competitors. 

A "competitive" crawl on the State Capitol lawn, the Diaper Dash, presented by Pioneer Press is perfect for little ones still on their hands and knees.

Harry & Shelly's Mascot Invitational


Accolades for Twin Cities In Motion's Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend:

"There isn't just ONE best thing!  The EXPO, the gear, the course, the spectators, the view - it's all amazing!"

"My family says that TCM weekend is better than Christmas! Family flew in from all over the country. We celebrated all weekend. There are no words for the fun we had. I want you to know how much we appreciate what you do for the twin Cities. We are so lucky to live in a metro with as good of an organization as Twin Cities In Motion!"

"The entire experience was so much more than I expected! It was one of the best days of my life...no kidding!"

Travel and Transportation

Welcome to the Twin Cities! Take a look at some of our best resources in lodging, transportation, and things to do while you're here for race weekend. There's so much to do!

 

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Marathon Sponsors 

Twin Cities In Motion values the commitment of our sponsors and partners to help us achieve our mission to provide community supported, nationally recognized, high quality running events which attract athletes of all ages and abilities and promote health and fitness. Click here to view the official sponsors of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.

Medtronic Global Heroes
 

25 runners from 10 different countries who benefit from medical technology were selected to receive complimentary entries and travel to the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon or Medtronic TC 10 Mile. In the program's first seven years, 159 runners representing 23 different countries have been honored as Medtronic Global Heroes.  

 

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