Twin Cities in Motion

February 1, 2014

TC Kids

Fieldhouse Fun Run

Join us for an exciting Medtronic TC Kids Marathon culminating event designed just for kids at the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse!

Thanks for joining us at the race!

The TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run was a success. Thanks for spending time with us, we hope to see you in May at the TC Kids Cross Country Fun Run!

Photos and Videos

View photos from past events!





Race Schedule and Location

Join us for the TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run, held at the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse in Minneapolis on Saturday, February 1. Races are held on the same 200 meter track in which the U of M athletes practice!

For the run, kids are grouped by age into a wave and invited to run laps around the track (8 laps are a mile). When one group is done, another age group starts. The schedule for the day is as follows. Each wave takes 10-15 minutes.

  • Harry and Shelly will kick off the Opening Ceremonies at 9:00 a.m. with a lap around the track so the kids can see how it's done

  • "Pre-Schooler and Parent Wave" for kids 4 years or younger. For this group only, parents register along with their preschooler to run alongside them on the track.

  • Kindergarten

  • 1st Grade

  • 2nd Grade

  • 3rd Grade

  • 4th Grade

  • 5th Grade

  • 6th Grade

  • Relays! TCM staff will help organized interested kids into relay teams, made up of runners from multiple age groups.

Race Amenities
  • Finisher's medal for every child and a special participant gift

  • Dasani water for all runners

  • Validated parking at the U for pre-registered families in the 4th Street Ramp

  • Pre-race warm-ups led by Team USA Minnesota athletes and autograph and photo opportunities with the athletes.

  • All races held in climate-controlled U of M Fieldhouse

  • Flexible distance options (your child can finish and get their medal whenever they are done running or when their wave finishes).

  • Bleachers for spectators

  • Radio Disney Prize Patrol with games and activities

  • Designated Family and School Meeting Areas on either ends of the fieldhouse

Packet Pick Up

Parents and kids can check in and pick up their race numbers just inside the fieldhouse starting at 8:00 a.m. In person registration will also be available at the check-in table.

Race Day Parking

Validated parking at the U is available for all pre-registered families in the 4th Street Ramp only. Bring your ticket to the event for validation.

Snacks and Beverages

All runners receive a bottle of Dasani water upon finishing their race. Additional beverages and snacks are available for purchase in the lobby of the Fieldhouse.


TCM is proud to offer the Medtronic TC Kids Marathon, a FREE unique online training program that is designed to get families and classrooms exercising. 12-, 8-, and 4-week training programs offered. Register for one and become eligible for great incentives!

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Harry & Shelly

Cheer for TCM mascots Harry and Shelly as they kick off the morning with their own race! Last year Harry was distracted with high-fiving spectators and lost by a... hare. Harry and Shelly will be cheering on runners, handing out medals and posing for pictures!

Team USA Minnesota

Professional athletes from Team USA Minnesota want to join in on the fun! They lead the kids through warm-ups, cheer on runners, and inspire great runs through their interactions on the track.