Twin Cities in Motion

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon

The 36th anniversary of the Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America®

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Registration is open

Register Now!


All marathon registrations will be eligible to win a personal, reserved porta-potty at the start line to use and share with all their friends!

NEW THIS YEAR: One lucky registrant in each price tier between February 2 and August 22 will win a GRAND PRIZE VIP PACKAGE containing a personal porta-potty at the start line reserved EXCLUSIVELY for you and your friends and two tickets to the VIP tent at the finish line!*


Run the marathon in 2017!:
  • First-time marathoners - join our first-time marathoner's closed Facebook group and 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, RRCA marathon Minnesota state championship race

  • 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

2016 Reviews:

"You do an amazing job with this race! It is my favorite day and race of the year! The second I finished, I was already looking forward to Twin Cities Marathon 2017."


"Thanks for a fun race! The route was breathtakingly beautiful along the lakes and through gorgeous neighborhoods. The fans were the best I've ever seen. I think the race lives up to its slogan as the most beautiful urban race in America."


"This was my first marathon, and it won't be my last. Already excited to run this again next year."


"My family had three of us running in the marathon last 42 year old brother, my 28 year old daughter and myself, much older than they are. Our first goal was to finish! When all was said and done, all three of us ran Boston qualifying times! We are looking forward to another "family run day fun day" in Boston, April 2018."

Race Amenities
  • 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)

  • 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!

Add your official training shirt and Marathon Weekend poster to your registration!

Images coming soon! Add these items to your marathon registration or shop online now!


*Open to U.S. residents 18 and older. No purchase necessary – to enter without registering submit your name and email address here by February 6, 2017 at 11:50 p.m. Four (4) winners possible.

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!