Youth Fitness

We know that the sooner we can instill healthy lifestyles in our kids, the better health they will have later in life. A major contributor to a healthy lifestyle is getting regular exercise. We are proud to offer and financially support the following initiatives that help get kids moving:

Medtronic TC Kids Marathon

Twin Cities In Motion and Medtronic have teamed up to create Medtronic TC Kids Marathon, a community-wide effort that inspires healthy lifestyles, especially among children. Medtronic TC Kids Marathon provides a fun and effective way for teachers and parents to encourage kids to exercise. We offer free online 12-week, 8-week and 4-week training programs, recommended for kids in grades K-8. Programs are geared to varied levels of fitness and can be customized for either the classroom environment or for running at home. Our online training is designed to culminate with one of our three family-friendly running events each year in February, March and October. For more information, visit Medtronic TC Kids Marathon.

Wise Kids In Motion

Wise Kids In Motion is a partnership between Twin Cities In Motion and the Säjai® Foundation that teaches children about eating right and making smart nutritional decisions while providing a structured running program to promote long-term healthy habits. This 9-week program is offered free of charge to any school or youth group or youth-centered organization in the metro Twin Cities area and is geared for K-6th grade children. Teachers include Team USA Minnesota Pro Athletes. For more information, email Sandy Unger.

High School Running Shoe Program

In order to keep teens participating in healthy activities without worrying about financing their equipment needs, the High School Running Shoe Program provides running shoes to athletes in need, who are participating on high school cross-country or track teams. TCM will donate $5,000 in shoes to kids in need from the 7-county metro area. Certificates will be redeemable at Run N’ Fun (St. Paul), Marathon Sports (Minneapolis), Right FIT Running (Mounds View), TC Running (Eden Prairie and Maple Grove) and Gear Running Store (Edina) with an approximate value of $50. Certificates will be provided to High School Track and Cross Country Coaches to pass along to their athletes confidentially and will be distributed at the coach’s discretion. Applications for the High School Running Shoe Program are due February 2.

High School Running Shoe Application (Coaches only)


Please Note: College scholarships will not be offered in 2018.