Twin Cities in Motion

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon

Community and Charity Programs

Twin Cities In Motion offers nonprofit organizations the opportunity to fundraise and bring cause awareness through its Community Partners and Charity Program at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.

Add meaning to your miles! Running for a charity not only provides you with a guaranteed entry to the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon; it also gives you the opportunity to help us give back to the Twin Cities community. For details on each charity's available marathon entries, click on the logos below to navigate to the individual charity team's contact information.


To find out how you can maximize your fundraising opportunities through the TCM Community Partners and Charity Program, contact Greg Haapala, Participant Services and Events Manager,


Community Partners 



Charity Partners

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Preferred Charities - Community Partners

Bolder Options

Bolder Options is an innovative program focused on healthy youth development. Uniting one-on-one mentoring with goal setting, physical activity, tutoring, and leadership opportunities the program builds confidence, maximizes potential, and encourages healthy life skills. 


Heidi Mastrud,

612.379.2653 ext. 221



Girls on the Run Twin Cities

Girls on the Run Twin Cities, Inc. inspires girls in the 3rd to 5th grades to be joyful, healthy and confident by combining training for a 3.1 mile race with important lessons about body image, healthy living, friendship and more. It takes an entire community to empower young girls to live to their potential.


Mary Uran,




MIGIZI Communications

MIGIZI Communications advances a message of success, well-being and justice for the American Indian community. This mission is carried out through program elements in media and telecommunications via First Person Productions and education activities including academic, cultural, and health and wellness education through our Native Academy program.


Graham Hartley,

612-721-6631 x208



YWCA of Minneapolis

The YWCA of Minneapolis works to fulfill their mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. YWCA of Minneapolis girls and youth programs focus on the strengths of young people and challenge them to expect and create great things in their lives.


Nicole Cueno,




Team USA Minnesota

Team USA Minnesota is based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Distance Training Center is a coordinated effort to bring local resources together to improve post-collegiate American distance running and develop Olympians. It was formed in January 2001 and began selecting athletes - primarily from Minnesota and the Upper Midwest - in April of that year. The Team USA Minnesota Distance Training Center builds on the state's long and proud history of producing talented runners and Olympians.


Pat Goodwin,


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Premier Charity

Team World Vision

Bradley Hofbauer,                     


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Partnering Charities

American Heart Association

Shauna Brick,


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Susan Umlor,


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Tanya Mikkelson,


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GiGi’s Playhouse

Karen Ryan,


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Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest

Allison Brown,


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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training             

Becca Diederich,


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National MS Society

Cindy Machus,


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Participating Charities

Defending the Blue Line

K.C. Erredge,


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International Rett Syndrome Foundation

Mary Joyce Griffin,


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Midwest Special Services

Candace Miller,


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Save the Children

Kim Bandak,


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Training Leaders International

Darren Carlson,


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United Service Organizations

Kym Jordan,


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Wishes & More

Joelle Nelson,


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Contributing Charities

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Dave Slavens,


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Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation

Amelia Lewis,


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CASA Minnesota

Kelly Hudick,


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Ethiopia Reads

Scott Wolf,


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John Beshara,


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Minnesota Stroke Association

Jarett Klein,


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National Hospice Foundation (Run to Remember)

Ann Sagle,


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Robert Sevenich,


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Team Salute

Sue Hussey,


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Susan G. Komen Minnesota

Jeanette Eike,


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