Packet Pick Up
Participants are required to pick up their race packet at the Health & Fitness Expo at the Saint Paul RiverCentre on Friday, September 29 or Saturday, September 30.
There is no packet pick up on race day. No exceptions.
Dates and Times
Friday, September 29
11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 30
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. sharp
There is absolutely no packet pick up on race day.
Photo ID and Race Number Needed
You will need your race number (emailed mid-September and listed on your participant info postcard) and a photo ID to pick up your packet at the Health & Fitness Expo. The Help Desk located in the packet pick up area is staffed by individuals available to help you with registration related issues. There are also two “Race Number Look Up” tables located near the packet pick up entrance.
Address Change Form - Fill this out if your information has changed since you registered. Bring this with you to the expo and give it to the Help Desk.
In a rush? Fill out a Packet Pick Up Authorization Form in advance and bring it with you to the expo.
Race Series Participants
Check your registration confirmation to confirm your race series entry. TC Ultra Loony Challenge and TC Ultra Summit participants may pick up your marathon packet in the general marathon area at Packet Pick Up. TC Ultra Loony Challenge participants may pick up their 5K and 10K packets at the expo in the area marked for TC Ultra Loony participants OR the morning of the events on the State Capitol grounds.
Corporate Team Challenge Participants
Check your registration confirmation to confirm your team placement. Pick up your marathon packet in the general marathon area at Packet Pick up during Friday or Saturday Packet Pick Up hours.
If You Cannot Make It To The Expo
If you are unable to pick up your race packet in person during expo hours, you can make arrangements for someone else to pick up your race materials. Your representative will need a completed Packet Pick Up Authorization Form and his or her photo ID in order to pick up your packet. It is helpful if your representative also has the runner’s race information handy, but it is not required. Please note that the runner's photo ID is not required, only the representative's photo ID.
Packet Pick Up Authorization Form - Fill this out if someone else is picking up your race packet for you. Have them bring this with them to the expo and give it to the Race Number Look Up table.
In Your Race Packet
Your race packet contains your MyLaps timing chip, which will already be affixed to the back of your ofﬁcial race number, sweats bag check sticker, and safety pins. Once you have picked up your race packet, proceed to the chip check station to ensure your timing chip corresponds to your race number. If there is an error, please report to the Help Desk for correction. Be sure to pick up your official, clear plastic sweats check bag here, too.
NOTICE: Sale and/or transfer of race entries/bibs is strictly prohibited and will result in disqualification and/or banning of future races.
Twin Cities In Motion has partnered with Virtual Event Bags to produce a 'virtual goodie bag' in an effort to go green and provide additional benefits to our participants. As a participant of this year's event you will receive an email invitation to the Virtual Event Bag prior to the event giving you access to the bag. In the race bag you will find an array of valuable information including our official event guide, exclusive offers, coupons, giveaways, and messages from our sponsors.
Parking and Transportation
The Saint Paul RiverCentre is easy walking distance from most downtown Saint Paul hotels. Parking is available in many nearby ramps. Because of other events taking place, rates may be higher than usual. There is limited on-street parking at meters which are enforced. Visit rivercentre.org/parking for more information.
Union Depot, Official Transit Hub of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend, will provide free shuttles to the expo on Friday and Saturday. Shuttles will depart every 20-30 minutes from the curb cutout in front of the Kellogg Entry. Visit www.uniondepot.org for a the shuttle schedule, directions to Union Depot, and parking information.
Union Depot is located in the Lowertown neighborhood of Saint Paul and serves as a multi-modal transit hub featuring access to the Light Rail Green Line, local and inter-city bus service, taxis, car sharing services and Amtrak.
Hourly parking rates will apply at the Science Museum of Minnesota (across the street from the main entrance to the Saint Paul RiverCentre). Please visit their website for pricing and information..
Stay and Enjoy the Expo!
After you pick up your packet, join in on the fun of the Health & Fitness Expo, purchase tickets for Saturday's Pasta Party, and stay to learn from the best in the running industry at an expo seminar!