Race Start and Location
The TC 5K Run/Walk starts at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 4 on the State Capitol grounds in Saint Paul. The 5K course follows the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon course in reverse, offering a downhill finish with a spectacular view of the State Capitol.
Race medal for all finishers
Short sleeve technical shirt for all participants in men's, women's, and kid's sizing
Access to chip-timed, USATF-certified, closed course
Race site sweats check for all participants
Mile markers on course
Spectacular finish line view from Saint Paul Cathedral to State Capitol grounds
Post-race food and water for all participants
Access to professional race photographs by MarathonFoto
Shuttle from race site to Health & Fitness Expo
Participants may place their warm-up clothing and other items in the official, clear race bag provided at Packet Pick Up. Labels will be provided to write your race number on and affix to the bag. NOTE: You should also write your number on your bag and/or include a business card inside your closed bag in case the label falls off the bag. Bags can be dropped at the Sweat Check on the State Capitol grounds and picked up after the race.
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.
The State Capitol grounds are located approximately one mile from the Saint Paul RiverCentre and downtown Saint Paul. City bus routes to the Capitol may be boarded on Wabasha or Minnesota Streets. Return service to downtown will be on Cedar or Rice Streets. This service is within the Downtown Fare Zone and costs 50 cents. There is limited surface lot and street parking available near the Capitol.
For your safety and for the safety of others, absolutely NO automobiles, pacers, bicycles, in-line skates or pets are allowed on the course. Strollers/baby joggers will be allowed in the 5K but we do ask that you line up near the back of the pack with the walkers.
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 would like 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 marathon. Cell phones and/or other devices capable of receiving communication are allowed on the course; however, should the use of a cell phone (and/or other devices capable of receiving communication) cause a safety hazard for the participant and/or additional participants, then its use may result in the assessment of a penalty for violating the rules, up to and including disqualification. Those competing for awards of any kind, in any event may not use portable listening devices, cell phones, and/or other devices capable of receiving communication. USATF Rule 144.3(h)
For a complete list of the 2013 Rules of Competition, click here.