Run the sixth largest 10 mile road race in the U.S.
Race Start and Location
The 15th annual Medtronic TC 10 Mile starts at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 6, 2013 near the HHH Metrodome in Minneapolis. Please allow enough time to arrive at your proper start corral (at least 15 minutes prior to the start time). No early starts are permitted.
Virtual Race Bags
Twin Cities In Motion has partnered with Virtual Race Bags to produce a 'virtual goodie bag' in an effort to go green and provide additional benefits to our participants. As a participant of this year's event you will receive an email invitation to the Virtual Race Bag prior to the event giving you access to the bag. In the race bag you will find an array of valuable information including our official event guide, exclusive offers, coupons, giveaways, and messages from our sponsors.
The 2013 race will be limited to 9,800 participants.
Participants may place their warm-up clothing and other items in your official, clear race bag provided at packet pick up. Personal bags will not be accepted. Please allow enough time to drop your sweats at the trucks. Sweats check closes at 6:45 a.m. Please properly prepare your bag for the Sweats Check:
1. Affix the preprinted label included in your race packet to the outside of your bag in the designated box while you are indoors. (You may want to write your race number on your bag or include a business card just in case the label falls off).
2. Ensure your bag is tied shut before checking it so that your items stay inside the bag. Please do not place valuables in your bag.
Suddath Relocation Systems of Minnesota, LLC sweats trucks will be located on 4th Street between Chicago and Park Ave.
To help control congestion, the race will feature four start corrals with approximately one-fourth of the field in each corral. Please line up in the corral designated by the color of your race number. Runners are recommended to be in their start corrals by 6:45 a.m.
TCM has assigned you to one of four starting corrals based on the information you submitted at registration. We ask that you line up in the assigned corral to help ensure that everyone crosses the start as quickly and smoothly as possible. You must start in the corral assigned to you and may be disqualiﬁed if you start in a corral you are not assigned. However, you are allowed to move back to a higher numbered corral. Follow the signs and instructions of the volunteers to ensure you enter the correct corral. When entering your corral area, show your race number to the race ofﬁcials. Anyone climbing a fence or barricade to enter a corral will be disqualiﬁed and subject to the trespassing laws of the City of Minneapolis.
Transportation to the Start
Busses TCM provides bus transportation for participants only (must show race bib) to the start of both the marathon and 10 mile. They are available from various locations in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
Public Transportation The Metro Transit Hiawatha Light Rail line has a station next to the HHH Metrodome and Metro Transit Buses Stops are also located near the Metrodome for public transportation.
Driving Traffic around HHH Metrodome will be heavy on race morning. If you are driving or being dropped off, please review the road closures in advance and determine an appropriate route. See below for Minneapolis and Saint Paul parking information.
Start line Parking is available on the streets around the HHH Metrodome. Event parking rates may be enforced. All parking meters near and around the HHH Metrodome are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Hooded meters mean no parking. Please use public parking ramps or the shuttle buses from the Minneapolis and Saint Paul hotels to avoid being ticketed and towed. Be careful where you park! TCM is not responsible for towed or ticketed vehicles.
Finish line Parking is available on the streets and in various lots around the Capitol Grounds in Saint Paul. Be aware that normal parking rules and fees apply and take note of any hooded meters (no parking). Please allow for extra time on race morning as some of the streets around the Capitol may be blocked. SEARS (just west of the Capitol) is offering limited Event Parking near the finish line on a first come first serve basis for $15. We ask that you please be respectful of private property.
Rules of Competition
Twin Cities In Motion (TCM) has established a Games Committee in accordance with the USA Track & Field (USATF) Rules of Competition. TCM follows and applies the USATF Rules in all events it conducts to ensure safe, fair races for all participants. There are two rules in particular that we wanted you to be aware of:
Buying/Selling/Transferring Race Numbers: 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 TCM events.
Headphones: While strongly discouraged, portable listening devices will be allowed in the ten-mile. Those competing for awards of any kind may not use such devices. Cell phones and other devices capable of receiving communication are not allowed on the course.
A complete listing of 2013 Rules of Competition can be found here.