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.

Add meaning to your miles! Running for a charity not only provides you with a guaranteed entry to the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and Medtronic TC 10 Mile; it also gives you the opportunity to help us give back to the Twin Cities community. For details on each charity's available entries, click on the logos below to navigate to the individual charity team's contact information and contact them directly for an Invitation Code BEFORE you register.


Welcome, Participants!

If you have been recruited to participate in the marathon or 10 mile with a Community or Charity Partner, you must use the Invitation Code provided by your team captain to register. If you have not received an Invitation Code yet, please reach out to your team captain.


To find out how you can maximize your fundraising opportunities through the TCM Charity Program, contact Kelli Bartholow, Volunteer & Outreach Manager,


Community Partners 





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. 



Rob Lyons,

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.


Contact: 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.


Contact: 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.


Contact: Ellen Cleary,




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.


Contact: Pat Goodwin,


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Premier Charities

Team World Vision


Sinead Barry-Lukas,


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Team World Vision is dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice.

Partnering Charities

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Contact: Brady Gervais,          


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National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Upper Midwest Chapter

Contact: Erik Hyland,


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Participating Charities

Center for Spirituality & Healing

Contact: Dianne Lev,


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Devin Smith Scholarship Foundation

Contact: Robert King,


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Dress for Success Twin Cities


Lily Lamb,


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Mile in My Shoes

Contact: Dina Carpenter,


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Project Purple

Contact: Dino Verrelli,


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Still Kickin 

Contact: Lindsay  Wenner,

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Team Red, White, and Blue
Contact: Emily Seddon,

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USTA Northern
Contact: Christine Nickels,


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Contributing Charities

Achieving Cures Together

Contact: Peter Westerhaus,


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Alzheimer's Association

Contact: Maura Studer,


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Children's Cancer Research Fund                         

Contact: Bethany Stavran,


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Crescent Cove

Contact: Tara Anderson,


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CureSearch For Children's Cancer

Contact: Erin Richey,


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Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance

Contact: Jamie Young,


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Miles with Maeve

Contact: Garrett McAlister,


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Minnesota Stroke Association
Contact: Jarett Klein,  


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Move For Hunger

Contact: Emily Cebulski,


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National Kidney Foundation

Contact: Holly Carpenter,

651-636-7300 x422

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National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota 

Contact: Angela Schlesinger,


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Open Your Heart to the Hungry & Homeless

Contact: Jessica Mathias,


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Special Olympics Minnesota

Contact: Maureen Gruys,


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Susan G. Komen Minnesota
Contact: Megan Spaulding,   


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Interested in running for an official Charity Partner?

If you are interested in becoming an official member of a Charity Team, please contact Charity Partners directly prior to registering for the marathon or 10 mile. If there is availability, they will provide directions as well as the Invitation Code that is required to officially register. If you do not use the Invitation Code, we will not be able to transfer your register onto the Charity Team.


Are you already registered but still want to support a cause?

Raise funds and awareness for the charity of your choice! While this does not guarantee race entries, you can create a fundraising page for free and be listed on the official TCM fundraising platform.

Set up your fundraiser and get started!