Twin Cities in Motion

TC Loony Challenge

Take the original TC Loony Challenge - Three races in one weekend!

Just like the Minnesota state bird, the common loon, a TC Loony runner is strong, active, agile and distinctive! These runners are hardly common, though - they challenge themselves to run three races in one weekend. The TC Loony Challenge includes the three events during the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend - totaling 19.3 miles.

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Space is limited; this series typically sells out!

The TC Loony Challenge includes:
  • TC 5K, presented by Fredrikson & Byron

  • TC 10K

  • Medtronic TC 10 Mile

With the TC Loony Challenge, you can:
  • Skip the drawing and receive a guaranteed spot in the Medtronic TC 10 Mile.

  • Secure your entry into Twin Cities In Motion events for race weekend!

  • Lock in the lowest pricing (and pay just once) for every race in your series.

  • Receive a custom Storm Creek full-zip technical fleece jacket, valued over $50!

  • Earn an enviable finisher's medal in addition to each of your three event finisher medals.

  • Compete! Go head-to-head with other series participants for fastest time after all events.



     

 

Custom 2017 Storm Creek gear!

Design features:
  • 100% Polyester double sided microfleece

  • Chin guard for comfort

  • Storm flap for extra protection

  • Contrast elastic binding to keep air out

  • Large hand warmer pockets

  • Men's, women's, and kids' sizing options

  • Drop tail for extra coverage (women's sizing only)

Take a look at what this series includes:

TC 10K

  • Saturday, September 30, 2017, 7:30 a.m.

  • Join in on the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend of fun - a Twin Cities celebration of health and fitness!

  • Race medals for all finishers 

  • Race t-shirt and exclusive gift for all participants

  • Chip-timed, USATF-certified, closed course

  • Spectacular finish line view from Saint Paul Cathedral to State Capitol grounds

TC 5K, presented by Fredrikson & Byron

  • Saturday, September 30, 2017, 9:00 a.m.

  • Join in on the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend of fun - a Twin Cities celebration of health and fitness!

  • Race medals for all finishers 

  • Race t-shirt and exclusive gift for all participants

  • Chip-timed, USATF-certified, closed course

  • Spectacular finish line view from Saint Paul Cathedral to State Capitol grounds

Medtronic TC 10 Mile

  • Sunday, October 1, 7:00 a.m.

  • Use your training to finish the year strong at this majestic 10 mile race

  • Brooks® technical long-sleeve finisher shirt

  • Spectacular course, starting in downtown Minneapolis, finishing at the Capitol in Saint Paul and featuring thousands of spectators and tons of entertainment and cheer zones

  • Exclusive finisher medals and top finisher awards

Registration Information

Runners interested in participating in the 2017 TC Loony Challenge must register before the participant field limit is reached. There is no wait list. Registration includes entry fees for all three races, participant gifts and custom Storm Creek full-zip technical fleece jacket.

Fees

October 25 - December 6: Online Registration

Individual Registration

 

$195

 

December 7 - February 6: Online Registration

Individual Registration

 

$210

 

February 7 - Capacity: Online Registration

Individual Registration

 

$230

 

Prices do not include processing fees. Registration will close when the field limit is reached.

 

Refunds are available within 48 hours of registration only. To request a refund, email info@tcmevents.org or call 651-289-7701 within 48 hours of when you submitted your registration. If accepted, you will be refunded your race entry fee; online transaction fees are non-refundable.

Results

2016 Results

2015 Results

2014 Results

2013 Results

 
FAQs
Can I register for more than one series?

No, currently our registration system will only allow a runner to participate in one race series. You may, however, register for a race series and register for a separate race. For example, you may register for the TC Loony Challenge, the Medtronic TC 1 Mile, and the Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon.

Can I combine my race series entry with other offers and special codes?

Series registration is exclusive of other offers and special codes.

Is there a deadline to register for this race series?

Yes, the 2017 TC Loony and TC Ultra Loony Challenges will close when the field limit is reached, whichever comes first. There is no waiting list.

When will I receive my gear and medal?

When registering for the series, please be sure to enter a valid U.S. or Canada mailing address for the mailing of your race series gear, which will be shipped in late-spring. Finisher medals are distributed at the finish line race weekend after your final event near the exit of the finish chute.

Will there be prizes and awards?

The top 3 men and women who complete each challenge will be awarded a finisher certificate with his or her place and time! Due to the complexity of the race series, age group awards will not be awarded.