Twin Cities in Motion

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon

The 35th anniversary of the Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America®


Run a Top 10 U.S. Marathon! This race is perfect for:
  • First-time marathoners - receive exclusive e-newsletters with tips; first-timers make up 30% of the marathon field

  • Experienced runner – run a bucket list, top 10 marathon featuring a beautiful urban course

  • Competitive athletes- 13% of the marathon field qualifies for Boston

  • Charity team runners - choose from one of over 20 charity teams to train with and support

  • Destination racers - short easy flights and low hotel rates make us an affordable and convenient race

  • Corporate wellness - encourage coworkers to train and participate in our popular Corporate Team Challenge

  • Professional runners- the race is host of the 2015 Minnesota Marathon Championships

  • Brooks® long-sleeve men's or women's technical shirt made exclusively for finishers (see size chart in registration)

  • Special participant gift surprise included at packet pick up

  • Beautiful finisher medals with sublimated ribbon distributed at the finish line!

  • Access to a top 10 U.S., USATF-certified, “Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America®” course

  • Special rates with partner hotels and pre- and post- race bus transportation in Minneapolis and Saint Paul

  • Two-day Health & Fitness Expo, free and open to the public featuring seminars and over 120 vendors with exclusive race weekend offers

  • Avtex AthleteTracker Text Message Tracking of Up to 3 Athletes

  • Beer at the finish line! - Finishers 21 and older receive one 12 oz. can of Summit Beer (must present valid photo ID)

  • Chip-timed with online tracking by Mtrack with instant online results

  • Cheer zones, course entertainment, Clif Bar Marathon Pace Teams, and over 300,000 spectators to help you achieve your goals!

  • Free hot chicken or veggie broth, Caribou Coffee and 27th mile festivities for the whole family at the finish line

  • Complimentary post-race massage by official bodywork therapists, Centerpoint Massage, and changing tent

  • Organized by Twin Cities In Motion, the region’s premier running event organization

  • TCM is proud to provide financial support to youth and professional athlete initiatives. Collectively, TCM and its charity partners that fundraise at TCM events give back more than $950,000 annually to a variety of causes.

  • Official online Participant Guide with race weekend information

  • Clif Bar Marathon Pace Teams to help you achieve your goals

  • Mile markers, aid stations and porta-potties along the course

  • Sweats check at race start and transported to finish area

  • Mylar blankets to keep you warm at the finish line

  • Access to professional race photos by Sport Photo

  • Virtual 'goodie bag' email with exclusive deals and promotions for race participants

  • Old Dutch Family Meeting area

  • Awards for top age-group finishers

  • Support from over 5,000 volunteers, law enforcement, medical teams and TCM staff

 Create a Corporate Team for even more perks!


Don't take our word for it! Blogger race recaps:

"Twin Cities Marathon Recap" by Miles Fly By

"My First Marathon Experience by Eric Roling" by The Right Fits

"Twin Cities Marathon Race Recap" by SarahRuns26

Add your In Training Brooks® Men's and Women's Short Sleeve Technical Shirts and Official Marathon Weekend Poster to your registration!

Add it to your marathon registration or shop online now!

Marathon Weekend Information

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend is fun for the whole family! Use the navigation at the top of the page to learn more about specific events and activities, including the pasta party, expo, 27th Milespectator information, and volunteering


Coming from out of town? We have travel information about coming to the Twin Cities!